CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The final session of CILT Peer Connect in 2020 will feature a seated yoga class with yoga teacher, Joanne Lowe. Join us to breathe, stretch and relax our way into this holiday season.

To register, please email

For more about Joanne visit


CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19.  Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know if we can support with any accommodations.  CILT Peer Connect is presented with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.

Webinar – Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19

CILT invites you to “Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.” This is a Zoom webinar that will focus on building self-advocacy skills for accessing mental health supports, responding to ableist attitudes and policies, and inequitable access historically experienced by people with disabilities in Ontario.

This webinar will expand awareness of potential challenges to accessing mental health care and will develop skills for self-identifying support needs and self-advocating to have those needs met during and beyond the pandemic.

When: Thursday December 10, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time (Canada)

To register for this virtual webinar event, please click here.

This workshop will have following objectives:
1) Includes knowing when to seek mental health support
2) How to determine a provider’s disability lens
3) How to ensure your access needs are being met
4) Question and Answers
5) Resources

Workshop Presenters:
Samantha Abel, PhD, RSW, Social Worker, Flemingdon Health Centre
Janet Rodriguez, Lived Experience Advisor; Health Mentor for Inter professional education

Workshop Facilitators:
John Mossa, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
Rebecca Wood, Peer and Parenting Program Coordinator, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)

If you need assistance with registering please e-mail or call 416-599-2458 ext 291.

Please note, you will not be able to join the session without registering first. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Webinar – The Second Wave: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) for COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

CILT will be providing a workshop on IPAC education to empower people with disabilities in making informed choices about COVID-19, PPE use, and infection control measures. This will help people with disabilities to reduce their transmission risk so they can live more independently during the second wave of this pandemic. Chose one date, November 23 or 27, and register here.

Three more CILT Peer Connect sessions in 2020!

November 11, 1pm-2:30pm
November 25, 1pm-2:30pm
December 9, 1pm-2:30pm
CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19. Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know ahead of time if we can support with any accommodations.
To register email:

Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities

A Murder Mystery Movie Night: Knives Out

Join us on Friday October 30th, 6:30-9pm for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween weekend.

We will meet on Zoom to watch Knives Out, presented with closed captioning.

To register, call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email OR or email Rebecca at (registration is required to receive the zoom link).

Click here for more information.

CILT’s 36th AGM, Awards Presentation & Tribute – Door Package

The door package for CILT’s 36th Annual General Meeting is now available!

  1. Schedule 2020
  2. Agenda 2020
  3. AGM minutes 2019
  4. Slate 2020
  5. Board Nominees Bios 2020
  6. Annual Report 2019-2020

This year, our AGM (from 6:00-6:30 pm) will be followed with the presentation of CILT Awards, and a Tribute to Sandra Carpenter, founding member and former ED of CILT (from 6:30-8:00 pm) .  We will pay tribute to Sandra’s tenacious spirit and her significant contributions to shaping independent living and attendant service delivery in Ontario.

The zoom link for this event will be sent to pre-registrants by Friday October 16th at noon.

CILT’s 36th Annual General (Virtual) Meeting

Friday October 16, 2020

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration opens

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. AGM

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Award presentations and Tribute to Sandra Carpenter

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to protect the staff, board and members of CILT, this year’s AGM will be hosted


Accommodations upon reasonable request

R.S.V.P. by noon, October 8, 2020

Online at

Phone: (416) 599-2458

TTY: Dial 711 for Bell Relay service


Take Urgent Action Against the Dangers of Electric Scooters in Toronto Zoom Meeting

CILT and CWDO Invite You to Join a 1-hour Live Email Writing Campaign to Toronto’s Mayor and Your City Councillor. Help stop the City of Toronto from allowing electric scooters (e-scooters), a serious new danger to the safety and accessibility of people with disabilities, seniors, and the public.

When: Thurs. Oct 1, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

For more info, here is the flyer

Recorded Webinar Available for CILT’s “Nothing About Us, Without Us: Disability, Advocacy, and COVID-19”