Health and disability – More legal information

We have written the following LEARN Law articles:

Ontario Health Insurance Plan

For general questions about the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), call 1-888-376-5197, TTY 1-800-387-5559, or the Ministry INFOLine 1-800-664-8988 or visit their website.

To appeal an OHIP decision, write a letter (within 15 days of receiving the decision) to the OHIP Eligibility Review Committee. Include a copy of the decision and why you feel it was wrong.

If you are not satisfied with OHIP’s decision, write the Health Services Appeal & Review Board.

ARCH Disability Law Centre

The ARCH Disability Law Centre website has many publications and fact sheets for people with disabilities.

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly offers publications on:

Tips for members of accessibility advisory committees

Are you a member of an Ontario municipality’s Accessibility Advisory Committee or an Ontario school board’s Special Education Advisory Committee or some other public or private organization’s advisory body on disability issues? Here is a video that can be very helpful for you!

The AODA Alliance has a 55-minute captioned video. AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky provides practical tips for members of a municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee or a school board’s Special Education Advisory Committee. These tips are equally helpful for members of other organizations’ disability advisory bodies. You can find this video below on YouTube at You can also watch it on our website (scroll to bottom of the page).