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: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApduGpqDsoE9KlJm1Tr8uHn8YjFGoakd1_

For more info, here is the flyer


Accessible Standards Canada: Have your say!

Accessibility Standards Canada recently launched their first online consultation!

Have your say. Complete the online survey before September 30, 2020 to help them determine:

●        How they can engage with you

●        The research priorities for their next call for proposals

●        The areas of focus for their next set of accessibility standards

You can also participate by email, mail, phone, and in American Sign Language or Langue des signes Québécoise! Visit their consultation webpage for more details on how to participate.

You can call or email them if you have any accessibility needs or questions.

Phone: 1-833-854-7628

You can also engage with them on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


Disability and Work in Canada 2020 Virtual Conference

The Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) 2020 Conference will be held virtually this year from November 25 to December 2. The topic for this conference is the “Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts”.

The DWC Conference is looking for proposals for the following sessions: vignettes, panel session, panel member and presentations.

Visit the DWC Strategy webpage to learn more.

The Application Form must be submitted by Friday September 25, 2020 at info@DWCStrategy.ca.

 

 


Introduction to Mindfulness for Adults with Disabilities

Join us to learn about Mindfulness as a strategy for managing uncertainty in the time of COVID-19 and beyond.

In this FREE workshop:

· We will learn about Mindfulness tools that have been modified from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for people with disabilities.
· We will have a chance to practice some brief techniques, and find out what works best for us.
· We will have a “taster” experience of what a session in a longer program might feel like

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlduCpqDsqG9SpPmPDcZSu_4xZRcGZOqpx

This workshop is best suited for adults who feel comfortable to communicate independently in an online group. Please let us know about any accommodation needs and if you will be bringing a support person for your comfortable participation in the workshop. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Date: Wednesday September 30th
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Introduction to Mindfulness is presented by the Centre for Independent Living Toronto, Miles Nadal JCC Downtown Toronto and Sue Hutton Mindfulness with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.


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.


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)