distancing decals in a grocery store from the article Ontario is reopening — but not for everyone
Patios are back. More stores and services are up and running. But, for many Ontarians with disabilities, life is not returning to a pre-pandemic normal.
Black Lives Matter protesters in London from the article ‘We have to set the example’: How London is trying to tackle anti-Black racism
Roundtables. Liaison. Community consultations. The city is developing a strategy — but activists say they’re not seeing quick and decisive action.
Workers on a farm field from the article ‘They all were labour abused’: Demanding action on the exploitation of migrant workers
Rogelio Muñoz Santos died in a Windsor hospital in early June. Advocates say that he was the victim not just of COVID-19 — but also of a predatory system.
Workers on a farm field from the article Fear, neglect, and close quarters: Inside Ontario’s migrant-worker health crisis
Nearly 700 migrant farmer workers in Ontario have tested positive for COVID-19. Two have died. And without better regulations, the virus will keep spreading.

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Published On: July 11, 2020
Many Ontarians with disabilities count on personal-support workers to live independently — and that’s sparking worries about a heightened risk of COVID-19.
Published On: June 26, 2020
An update on the outbreak of COVID-19 among migrant workers in southwestern Ontario.
Published On: June 16, 2020
London’s Dreams Come True Music Studio welcomes participants of all ages and all abilities — and it’s kept on doing that online during the pandemic.
Published On: June 12, 2020
TVO.org is speaking to activists across Ontario to find out what's happening in their communities — and how they're fighting injustice. Today, we interview Princess Doe and Natasha Daley of the student-run advocacy group Making It Awkward
Published On: June 11, 2020
Therapeutic-riding centres offer children and adults living with disabilities opportunities for recreation and physical therapy. But COVID-19 is keeping many from the horses they rely on.
Published On: June 04, 2020
In 1970, the AM pop-music powerhouse was in the running to be the second-most-listened-to radio station in North America. But 50 years ago today, the CRTC announced new guidelines — and changed the station.
Published On: May 30, 2020
Artificial intelligence. Ultrasound. Firefighters’ masks. All tools that researchers in the city are currently using to understand — and combat — COVID-19.
Published On: May 21, 2020
In 2000, seven people died in the southwestern community. Advocates say government still isn’t doing enough to ensure safe drinking water for all Ontarians.
Published On: May 15, 2020
Some farmers’ markets are closed until further notice — others are getting set for a season unlike any they’ve seen before.
Published On: May 14, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hub journalist Mary Baxter reports on hidden homelessness and what can be done to keep people safe during COVID-19.
Published On: May 11, 2020
As the state of emergency continues in Ontario, experts are growing concerned about its impacts on an often hard-to-track population.
Published On: May 06, 2020
OPINION: The indefinite closure of the Stratford Festival will have creative and financial consequences for my family — and for the province.
Published On: April 14, 2020
More than 30,000 migrant workers travel to farms in Ontario and Atlantic Canada each year. But the pandemic is posing new challenges for these seasonal labourers.
Published On: March 31, 2020
The Thornbury Foodland was concerned it wouldn’t be able to regularly sanitize and keep up with delivery orders. So members of the community stepped up.
Published On: March 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with veterinary internal-medicine specialist Scott Weese about COVID-19’s potential impact on animals and whether vets should be considered an essential service.
Published On: March 17, 2020
GPs and nurse practitioners play a vital role in the health-care system — but because of the coronavirus, many are struggling to fulfil it.
Published On: March 13, 2020
Thanks to portable Wi-Fi hotspots, some library patrons can go online for free. Critics say that branches shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing home internet.
Published On: March 06, 2020
Southwestern Ontario Hubs journalist Mary Baxter shares a personal account of navigating Ontario's health-care system on behalf of her sister, Sue.