ReelAbilties Toronto Film Festival: Open for submissions!

Submit your Canadian or International Film at: http://reelabilities.org/toronto/get-involved/#submit

Fall Screenings include accessible film co-presentations at the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, the Hamilton Film Festival, and we’re headed up to North Bay in a partnership with Lakehead University. Check their Facebook page for details. To get involved, connect with RAFFTO at inclusion@mnjcc.org.

ReelEducation is a program designed to get films and lessons about inclusion, accessibility and equity free to students of all ages across Ontario. Download these resources.


2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

*Please note that this event has been postponed due to labour issues at Exhibition Place. We will inform the new date once a location has been announced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.*

 

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
One-on-One Discussions: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open Public Forum: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.

The purpose of the Forum is to update customers about TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project, and gather feedback about possible improvements to the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

Customers can meet one-on-one with TTC staff, management, and the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The open Public Forum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An accessible shuttle bus will be available from Bathurst Station on Line 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled accessible service is also available on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station on Line 1 to the nearest stop to the Beanfield Centre at Strachan Avenue (approximately 300 metres).

Wheel-Trans customers may book trips to the Public Forum starting one week prior to the event. Please note that all return trips will be organized after the event finishes at 9:00 p.m. and will not be scheduled in advance.

ASL, captioning, and attendants will be available. Refreshments will not be provided.

A live video stream of the Forum will be available, which will begin at 7 p.m. More information on the live stream is available at http://www.meetview.com/ttc20180913

Customers can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TTCAccess, or submit feedback by contacting TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 on online at ttc.ca.

TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit website

 


Flourishing

Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Authentic is an upcoming Tangled Art & Disability exhibit taking place September 7 – October 19, 2018.  “As our understandings of disability shift, we must consider how our definitions of the surrounding world must also shift. FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED evokes new dynamics of the disabled experience in its attempts to re-world the narratives of non-normative futures of embodiment.”

For more information, visit the Tangled Art & Disability website.

 

 


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.


Self-Advocacy Mentorship for Access to Employment Services and Programs

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Toronto Chapter is recruiting 12 mentor-mentee pairs to approach employment service providers to enhance their services for job-seekers with disabilities.

To be a mentor you are an adult with a disability who is employed full or part-time, or retired and are interested in sharing your wisdom and support with a job seeker with a disability who is between 18 and 50 years old.

To become a mentee, you are a job seeker with a disability (physical and/or medical, sensory- blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, mental health conditions) and are between 18 and 50 years old, and interested in receiving support and guidance from experienced employed individuals with disabilities in order to achieve your career goals.

To learn more about this opportunity and sign up to be a mentor or a mentee contact our Project Coordinator, Laura Moll, at (416) 419-9253 or lrmoll@rogers.com

Join AEBC Toronto Chapter for advocacy. Contact us at  aebctoronto@gmail.com  or by voicemail:  647-947-9022.

For more info, here is the flyer.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Peel

Karlene Nation, CTV Diversity Reporter will be the Master of Ceremonies. Speakers will inspire you with their stories and share the accessibility progress that various levels of governments have made to date. Speakers include:

  • Madeleine Meilleur – Minister of Community and Social Services
  • Michelle Amerie – Artist, sculptor, painter, photographer and writer
  • Jeff Preston – Aspiring Community Advocate and Motivational Speaker

In addition, the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee will be recognizing the recipients of their annual Accessibility Awards. The afternoon will include an overview of key accessibility initiatives and thought-provoking round table discussions to engage event participants in accessibility planning at the Regional level.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Embassy Grand Convention Centre
8800 The Gore Rd.
Brampton, ON

You may also register by calling 905-791-7800, ext. 4778, or emailing   zzg-aac@peelregion.ca
As space is limited, pre-registration for this event is requested by Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.


AODA Consultation with Charles Beer

Charles Beer is doing the first 5-year review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) has arranged for Mr. Beer to meet with Ontarians on-line at a free, “Town Hall” type of meeting.

When:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: On-line – IDEAL Auditorium 1  www.ideal-group.org/cwdo/


MAD PRIDE 2009 IN TORONTO

July 13 to 19th has been proclaimed Mad Pride Week in the City of Toronto.  A week of activities celebrating psychiatric survivors, consumers and mad folks will take place at Metro Hall Rotunda, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre) and other locations.

For more information, visit the Mad Pride blog or email madpridetoronto@yahoo.com.


Enjoying Intimacy

Tips to help people with disabilities achieve sexual health
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Chestnut Conference Centre
Colony Ballroom East
89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
6:00 p.m. – Registration and refreshments
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. –Presentations, discussion and Q&A   Attend this free session to hear experts discuss professional and personal perspectives on:

  • The myths and facts about sexuality and disability
  • How people with disabilities can create positive sexual experiences
  • What tools are available to help people with disabilities enjoy sex

Presenters will include:

  • Dr. Abe Snaiderman, Neuropsychiatrist and Director of Toronto Rehab’s Neuropsychiatry Clinic
  • Cory Silverberg, Certified sex educator and co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability
  • Fran Odette, Social worker and co-author of the Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability

The Abilities Arts Festival Presents “Insights” Film Forums

Three compelling and entertaining evenings of award winning films that celebrate diversity and disability.

Bold, beautiful, hard-hitting, and moving feature films, documentaries and shorts provide the back-drop for entertaining and empowering evenings of film, discussion and fun.  Each forum combines the screening of a treasure trove of international, award-winning films, with lively, thought-provoking and at times provocative Q and A’s with filmmakers, plus a post-show reception where film-makers and audiences can meet mingle and chat.

When: September 20th, September 27th, October 4th Where: The Al Green Theatre
750 Spadina Avenue
(South West Corner of Bloor and Spadina)