SRC938 - Health and Welfare Policy

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-11-21 11:28:47.662
Last review date 2017-11-21 11:29:00.895


Subject Title
Health and Welfare Policy

Subject Description
This subject offers a general overview of Social Policies and practices in Canada as well as the processes involved in the development of laws which impact on rehabilitation. Historical background, cross-cultural data and the role of the rehabilitation professional as an advocate are also discussed. Canadian and American legislation is compared.

Credit Status
1 credit towards the Seneca College Rehabilitation Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Demonstrate basic knowledge of general social policies and legislation, at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, that govern rehabilitation professionals and affect individuals with disabilities/disadvantages;

2.Understand the relationship between public and private sectors at all levels of government in the planning and delivery of service;

3.Understand the legal rights of people with disabilities/disadvantages and the role of advocacy with employers and other agencies;

4.Demonstrate the ability to research and access information from government agencies and services.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Students should consult the website information each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Online at https://www.senecacacollege.ca/ce/community/seneca-rehab.html


Topic Outline

  • The Role of Advocacy:
    • The rights of people with disabilities under the law
    • Advocacy with employers and other agencies
  • Historical influences on current Canadian social policies
  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal social programs
  • How laws are developed provincially and federally
  • Public vs. Private         
  • Employer obligation
  • Ontario Human Rights Code
  • Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Canada Pension Plan Act
  • Employment Insurance Act
  • Employment Standards Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ontario Insurance Act
  • Mental Health Act
  • Ontario Welfare System
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation for Victims of Crime Act
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Adult Corrections
  • Child Welfare
  • Housing
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Immigration and Refugee

 

Mode of Instruction
Independent/Distance Learning:
This course will be delivered via the self-paced individualized learning method.  This mya involve the use of a text, learner guide and consultation with your instructor either by telephone, e-mail, or mail.  Students will be responsible for completing all self-paced exercises outlined in the learner guide.  The time allotment for completion of the course is 20 weeks from the official start date.

Reference Material
Primary material are those which state the law and which are formulated by those constitutionally vested with authority to declare law.

In Canada:
Primary Material is found in the form of:
- constitutional documents and statutes
- regulations passed under the authority of statutes
- orders in council
- reasons for judgements in decided cases
- reasons for decisions of boards and tribunals

Secondary Material are research tools that assist in finding, evaluating and understanding primary materials...such...as
- encyclopedias
- abridgements
- digests
- statute citators
- case annotators and citators
- words and phrases resource manuals
- dictionaries ie, law and constitutional
- legal periodicals
- textbooks

When conducting research always check accuracy by reviewing:
- revised Statutes of Canada (R.S.OF C.)
- revised Statutes of Ontario (R.S. OF C.)
- Ammendments via the "Table of Public Statues"
- Regulations
- Bills

APA citation http://seneca.libguides.com/apa

1.
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (VRAC)
302 - 201 Consumers Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
M2J 4G8
Telephone: 1(888)876-9992 Ext. 202
Fax: (416)494-9139
email info@vraccanada.com
website: www.vracanada.com

2. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT - www.canada.gc.ca



3. ONTARIO GOVERNMENT - www.gov.on.ca



4. BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT - www.gov.bc.ca



5. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT - www.gov.ab.ca



6. SASKATCHEWAN GOVERNMENT - www.gov.sk.ca



7. MANITOBA GOVERNMENT - www.gov.mb.ca



8. QUEBEC GOVERNMENT - www.gov.qc.ca



9. NOVA SCOTIA GOVERNMENT - www.gov.ns.ca



10. NEW BRUNSWICK GOVERNMENT - www.gov.nb.ca



11. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - www.gov.pe.ca



12. NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR GOVERNMENT - www.gov.nf.ca



13. NORTHWEST TERRITORIES GOVERNMENT- www.gov.nt.ca



14. NUNAVUT GOVERNMENT - www.gov.nu.ca



15. YUKON TERRITORY GOVERNMENT - www.gov.yk.ca



16. UNITED NATIONS WORLD WIDE WEB VIRTUAL LIBRARY - www.vlib.org



17. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Coordination and Review Section
P.O. Box 66118
Washington, DC, 20035-6118
Telephone (202)307-2222



OR US Department of Justice

Civil Rights Division
Public Access Division
P.O. Box 66738
Washington, DC, 20035-67738
Telephone (202)434-9300



OR Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20507
Telephone (202)634-6922



18. JOB ACCOMMODATION NETWORK (JAN)

P.O. Box 468
Morgantown, WV 26505
Telephone: (808)ADA-WORK (232-9675)

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.  Suggested timeline provided correspondence assignments must be handed in prior to the end date.  Late assignments may be subject to grade penalties.  A student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade.
 
Assignments are to be grammatically correct, and marks may be deducted for errors in spelling, grammar, capitalization and punctuation.  It is expected that students have a sufficient command of the English language to express their thoughts clearly in their written work. 

All assignments must be cited.  Students are referred to the following web site for Seneca College library APA Style Guide for citation and Guide to Integrating Quotations (APA Style):  http://library.senecacollege.ca/Research_Help/Citing_Sources/apa-guide.html

A student must obtain a passing grade (50% or higher) on the combined assignments and term work. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Independent/Distance Learning:

Assignment IA   5%
Assignment IB   5%
Assignment 2A   10%
Assignment 2B   10%
Assignment 3   30%
Assignment (final assessment) 4   40%
Total      100%


Approved by: Lisa Somers