Tangled Art + Disability: June newsletter

Tangled Art + Disability is a charitable organization enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities. Check out their June newsletter to learn more about:

  • Pandi film screening
  • Tangled’s first tweet chat
  • Barriers to Canadian arts funding research survey
  • Canada Council for the Arts recognized integrated dancer recipient of Michael J. Fox Award

…and more!

 

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June Diners’ Club

Join us for fun, food and friendship every third Thursday of every month at a different, affordable, accessible restaurant in the city.

Date: Thursday June 21st 2018
Restaurant: East Side Mario’s
Type of Cuisine: Continental
Price Range: Entrees: $8.00 – $16.00
Address: 12 Lebovic Ave
Phone: (416) 285-6626
Closest Subway Station: Warden
Closest ACCESSIBLE Stn:  Victoria Park
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
RSVP by: Thursday, June 14th 2018

RSVP Robin Simmons by Thursday May 10th 2018 by phone 416-599-2458 ext. 293 or email: inquiry@cilt.ca

For reservation purposes, it is important that you RSVP by the  deadline date. 

*Members are responsible for the cost of their own meal.
*CILT will make every effort to have an attendant available for this event; however we are unable to guarantee this.
*Those who must have an attendant with them to fully enjoy this event are encouraged to bring their own.
*CILT’s Attendant will remain at the restaurant up to 30 minutes after the event’s end time.  We appreciate you keeping this in mind when booking your WheelTrans ride.


2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application Now Open

The Helen Henderson Award was established in 2016 to acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing that raises social awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Helen Henderson was a writer, a journalist, and the pioneer of a column in the Toronto Star that brought disability concerns to the public.

This award will be granted to a CILT member, or an ally recommended by a CILT member, who produced an outstanding piece of writing related to raising public awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Award recipient will receive a Lifetime Membership at CILT, and a cash prize of $200. Current employees of CILT cannot apply.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

September 3rd, 2018 by 5:00 pm

For submission details, please see the 2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application


Springtide Resources’ Empowering Warriors Project (EWP)

Are you interested in 2SLGBTQ+ positive workshops for indigenous and racialized people with disabilities, Deaf people and allies? If so, this culturally empowering series is for you!

These reflective workshops include discussions on leadership, confidence building, community networking and activism. Enjoy an evening of discussion, food, and fun while learning and sharing.

When:  Saturdays on June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd, 2018 from 1-4 pm
Where: 215 Spadina Avenue suite 220, M5T 2C7

For more information and to register, contact Melanie Marsden at 416-968-3422 Ext. 24 or by email at melanie@springtideresources.org

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Full Edited Transcript and Webcast Available for Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues

The Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues took place on May 16 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm at Ryerson University.

Read the Full Edited Transcript of the Debate

Watch the Recorded Webcast of Debate https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/72/Watch/12595.aspx

The debate co-moderators were Mark Wafer and Michelle McQuigge.

The following candidates attended the debate:

  • New Democratic Party – Monique Taylor, Hamilton Mountain
  • Liberal Party – Damin Starr, Hamilton Mountain
  • Progressive Conservative Party – Christine Elliott, Newmarket-Aurora
  • Green Party – Mike Schreiner, Leader, Guelph

 

For more information, please contact John Mossa, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Tel: 416-599-2458 ext.238 or E-mail: ilskills@cilt.ca


Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario, June 2018 Newsletter

The Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO)  is dedicated to promoting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, member support and referral.

Below are some of the updates  in their June 2018 newsletter:

  • CWDO Annual General Meeting 2018 (June 19, 7:30 pm)
  • Tips to Exercise Your Right to Vote in the Provincial Elections
  • Accessible Voting Options
  • Visor Card Program: A quick-reference guide that aids officers in accommodating deaf individuals.
  • CNIB Ontario Calls for Updates to ADP Eligible Devices
  • Ontario Medical Assistance in Dying Statistics

And more!

Sign up for receiving CWDO newsletters


CILT’s Strategic Plan Renewal

The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) is currently undertaking a review of its current three-year strategic plan from 2014 to 2017 to develop a new one for the period of 2018 to 2021 and beyond.

In keeping with the independent living philosophy, it is key that we hear from consumers, other community members, allies, funders and partners.  CILT would like to we invite you to complete a 10-question survey to assist us in ensuring that we are making the best decisions we can in the current environment. We need to feel we are prepared for foreseeable impacts and reactions to these realities in its new strategic plan.

In addition, the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) requires health service providers to “engage the community of diverse persons and entities in the area where it provides health services when developing plans and setting priorities for the delivery of health services”.

Your responses to this survey will help design and inform CILT’s new strategic plan. The 10-question survey is very brief and will only take about 20-30 minutes to complete.

How to provide input

Please click the link below to go to the survey Web site (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MQ3BS9S

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential.

If you cannot access this link or have any other comments or questions, please feel free to contact David Meyers, Senior Manager at David.Meyers@cilt.ca . We also have a word copy of the survey.

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. Your feedback is integral for this process.


Flourishing: a documentary

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Flourishing is a short documentary about suffering and human flourishing.

The laws and normative practice surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada are in flux.  As judges, legislators and policymakers interpret the details of the Supreme Court’s Carter Decision and Parliament’s subsequent Bill C-14, Canadians must consider fundamental philosophical questions such as “what makes a life worth living?” and “what is a good life?”.

The Canadian Association for Community Living wishes to expand Canadians’ understanding of these questions in a documentary that profiles the lives of three individuals who have experienced considerable suffering due to mental health, physical disability, or cognitive and intellectual disability. The goal of this film is to show how flourishing is complex and often co-exists with suffering in surprising ways.

For more information, contact Scott Baker at scott@adjacentpossibilities.org.

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2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application Now Open

The Helen Henderson Award was established in 2016 to acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing that raises social awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Helen Henderson was a writer, a journalist, and the pioneer of a column in the Toronto Star that brought disability concerns to the public.

This award will be granted to a CILT member, or an ally recommended by a CILT member, who produced an outstanding piece of writing related to raising public awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Award recipient will receive a Lifetime Membership at CILT, and a cash prize of $200. Current employees of CILT cannot apply.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

September 3rd, 2018 by 5:00 pm

 

For submission details, please see the 2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application


UPDATED – Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues

Community Partners invite people with disabilities and their allies from across Ontario to ask questions to each party regarding: Accessible/Subsidized/Supportive Housing, Employment, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Education and other disability issues.

 

DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre,
55 Gould St. (south-west side of Gould Street and Church Street)

 

RSVP by Friday May 11, 2018. Seating is limited.

Register by Eventbrite https://disabilitydebate2018.eventbrite.ca or contact Robin Simmons at inquiry@cilt.ca or 416-599-2458 ext. 293

Submit your debate questions on Eventbrite or Twitter #disabilitydebate2018

Provincial debate will be Webcast. Follow us @CIL_Toronto for updates.

 

For more info, here is the updated flyer.