CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 from 1pm – 2:30pm on Zoom

In this session:

Guest Speaker: Dr Kaley Roosen

Topic: Body Positivity for Disabled Bodies

To register, please email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

More about Kaley:

Kaley Roosen is disabled woman and a mother. She works as a Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Toronto Psychology Clinic (www.torontopsychology.com). There she offers anti-oppressive, disability affirmative psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and couples. Her scholarly work combines traditional clinical health psychology with critical disability approaches to explore the experiences of trauma, social and psychological embodiment/body image and eating disorders in disabled women and how disabled people access mental health services. She has been awarded the Body Confidence of Canada Award for her disability advocacy work and the Soroptimist Award for Women for her research on eating disorders and disability.

More about CILT Peer Connect

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.

Upcoming CILT Peer Connect dates: Wednesday February 24 at 1pm, Wednesday March 24 at 1pm.  Topics to be announced.


Recording and Resources |The Second Wave: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) for COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

On November 27th, 2020, CILT hosted a live workshop on “The Second Wave: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) for COVID-19 and People with Disabilities.” Please see below for links to the resources and recording from the workshop:

IPAC Webinar Presentation in PDF Format

IPAC Webinar Resources

PPE Supplier Resources

IPAC Webinar Presentation in Large Print Accessible Word Format

For a recording of the video presentation, click here.

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: These handouts and recording are for general information purposes only. They should not be taken as replacement for any medical/clinical advice.

The information is current as of November 27, 2020. The information and resources given are subject to change. For the most current information, participants should check the resources mentioned at the end of presentation.

The handouts and recording are the property of the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and neither the whole or part is to be circulated without expressed consent of CILT.

For any further questions or inquiries, please contact John Mossa, CILT’s Independent Living Skills Coordinator at 416-599-2458, ext 238.


Recording and Resources | Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19

On December 10th, 2020, CILT hosted a live workshop on “Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.” Please see below for links to the resources and recording from the workshop:

Presentation in PDF format

Important Questions How To Determine A Providers Disability Lens

Mental Health Resources

Self Advocacy Tip Sheet

Sample Format for Complaint Form

Standard Self-Advocacy Letter Template

How to Meet with your Service Provider

How to find your City Councillor, MPP, MP, Ward and Riding

How to Work with the Media

 

See below for video of the recorded presentation (click on “CC” for captions):

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: These handouts and recording are for general information purposes only. They should not be taken as replacement for any medical/clinical advice.

The information is current as of December 10, 2020. The information and resources given are subject to change. For the most current information, participants should check the resources mentioned at the end of presentation.

The handouts and recording are the property of the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and neither the whole or part is to be circulated without expressed consent of CILT.

For any further questions or inquiries, please contact John Mossa, CILT’s Independent Living Skills Coordinator at 416-599-2458, ext 238.


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 rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

For more about Joanne visit https://www.bigstretchyoga.com/

 

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 rebecca.wood@cilt.ca 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: rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

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 rebecca.wood@cilt.ca (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.