Autistics Access to Vaccines in Toronto #ActuallyVaccinated [WEBINAR]

In this presentation, we will discuss what the COVID-19 vaccines are, the science behind them, and access issues for autistics. Presented by Autistics for Autistics, Ontario as part of the Centre for Independent Living’s Disability Vaccine Outreach Initiative, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Vaccine Ambassadors Program.

When: July 29, 2021 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Virtually through Zoom

To register, please fill out the hyperlinked Registration Form.

ASL interpreter and captions will be available.

 


A Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccine [WEBINAR]

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Knowing that many members of our community have been vaccinated already, this webinar presented by BALANCE will focus on how you can speak with hesitant friends and family about COVID-19 and the benefits of being vaccinated. A Question-and-Answer period will take place following the presentation, where you can ask any questions you might have.

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Virtually through Zoom

To register, please click the Zoom link or call 416-236-1796 ext. 0 to register.

Closed captioning will be provided.

Check out the flyer for more info.

 

 

 


COVID Vaccine Webinar | Considering Social Determinants of Health for People with Disabilities

ERDCO (the Ethno Racialized Disability Coalition – Ontario) is holding a free webinar about the COVID-19 vaccine. The topic will be about barriers for people with disabilities and the “Considering Social Determinants of Health.”

When: Tuesday, June 22 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST

How to register: Link to registration form

ASL (American Sign Language) and Deaf Interpretation will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact info.erdco@gmail.com or text 416-245-2283.


City of Toronto Pool Open for People with Disabilities and Health Conditions

The City of Toronto has opened the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre swimming pool to meet the needs of persons with disabilities, health and medical conditions, who might benefit from aquatic activity. Details are as follows:

Where: Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre at 5100 Yonge Street (entrance via the back on Beecroft, beside the North York Central Library)

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Register: Individuals or groups can call 416-395-7585. You can also contact the Community Recreation Programmer, Dara Minty, whose email is dara.minty@toronto.ca

The pool is fully accessible, with accessible changerooms and bathrooms and ramped entry into the shallow end of the pool.

Participants must bring a note from a “qualified regulated health professional” noting that this activity would be beneficial. The province defines qualified regulated health professional as “physicians, nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropodists/podiatrists, chiropractors and kinesiologists.” The note must be shown, but it is not kept by the facility or the City, respecting privacy concerns.


Advocacy strategies for persons with disabilities during COVID-19 | ARCH Disability

At this event, ARCH lawyers will discuss advocacy strategies for persons with disabilities during the pandemic and how they continued to include persons with disabilities in discussions that affect them. ARCH lawyers will also examine changes to their practice of law and offer reflections on how those changes will influence the future practice of law.

When: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm EST

Where: Virtually

To register, please click here.

Please note that ASL interpreting and closed captioning will be made available.

Panelists
– Gabriel Reznick, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre
– Rachel Weiner, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre
– Jessica De Marinis, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre
– Mariam Shanouda, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre

Moderator:
-Dianne Wintermute, Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre


ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto Opening Night on May 26, 2021

ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Night features the captivating screening of indie success, Give Me Liberty (Dir. Kirill Mikhanovsky) on May 26 at 7:00 pm. Following the screening, join us for a live virtual panel at 9 PM on Care Across Communities, which will explore the work and meaning of activism, allyship and interdependence across disability communities and beyond.

When: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm (screening)
  • 9:00pm (post-panel discussion)

Where: Virtual screening platform

To register, please click here

For more information and the film catalogue, please click here.

 


PDN Vibrant Songs Circle and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities

Join us virtually on Zoom for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 5 years old) and a chance for discussion to connect with other parents with disabilities.

When:

  • Friday June 11, 2021 at 11am
  • Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11am
  • Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11am

All times shown are EST.

Where: Virtually over Zoom

To register: Email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or Call 416-599-2458 ext 291

If you would like to join for just the discussion/peer support portion of this program only, please feel free to join in at 11:30am.

Please let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event.  Automatic closed captions will be turned on.

Presented by: Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, Ontario’s Community Health Centres and Independent Living Canada.


PDN Vibrant Songs Circle and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities

Join us virtually on Zoom for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 5 years old) and a chance for discussion to connect with other parents with disabilities.

When: Friday March 12, 2021 at 11am

Where: Virtually over Zoom

To register: Email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or Call 416-599-2458 ext 291

If you would like to join for just the discussion/peer support portion of this program only, please feel free to join in at 11:30am.

Please let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event.  Automatic closed captions will be turned on.

Presented by: Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, Ontario’s Community Health Centres and Independent Living Canada.


ARCH Disability Law Centre Virtual Webinars on Accessible Canada Act Draft Regulations

The Government of Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency and the CRTC are asking for feedback on three Accessible Canada Act draft regulations. The ARCH Disability Law Centre is holding virtual webinars to give people with disabilities, disabled persons organization and disability organizations more information.

The virtual webinars will take place on the following dates in 2021:

  • March 8
  • March 10
  • March 15

For details about the webinars and to RSVP, visit the ARCH Disability Law Centre’s website.


CILT and Vibrant Peer Support MOVIE NIGHT

Join us on Zoom to watch Always Be My Maybe! 

When:  Friday March 5, 6:30-8:30pm 

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive link) 

Cost: Free 

Rating: PG-13 

Register: 

Contact Lucy at lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca or call 416 486-8666 ext. 226  

OR

Contact Rebecca at rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext. 291 

The movie will be presented with closed captioning and audio description. Please let us know about accommodations or access needs (including support with setting up zoom) when you register.

Movie Description:

Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder – maybe?  Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American romantic comedy film, written by Ali Wong, Randall Park and Michael Golamco and directed by Nahnatchka Khan. It stars Park and Wong as childhood friends Marcus and Sasha, who have not been in touch since a brief teenage fling ended badly.

Please note: There will not be a discussion after the film but chat function will be available throughout the movie. Movie Nights are operating under the Independent Living Philosophy. The films may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature.

This Movie Night is presented by Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living Toronto with generous funding support from United Way of Greater Toronto, The City of Toronto, Independent Living Canada and Ontario Community Health Centres.