Periodical profile published 1981
Publisher: c/o On Our Own, Box 7251, Station A, Toronto, Ontario. M5W 1X9
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2367
Phoenix Rising is published by "On Our Own," a collective of ex-psychiatric patients dedicated to supporting the rights and struggles of people who are experiencing or have experienced psychiatric confinement/treatment.
Abstract: Phoenix Rising is published by "On Our Own," a collective of ex-psychiatric patients dedicated to supporting the rights and struggles of people who are experiencing or have experienced psychiatric confinement/treatment. One of their concerns is employment discrimination against psychiatric patients and the mentally handicapped (both during and after the period of confinement).
Vol. 2, No. 2 (1981) of Phoenix Rising features an article about a Toronto lawyer, who for the last two years, has been "battling" for the rights of psychiatric inmates and other handicapped people working in sheltered workshops. This lawyer, David Baker, is executive director of the Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped; this Centre serves handicapped people (including psychiatric patients). Baker is currently arguing a case which may decide that workshop employees should receive minimum wage.