MOVIE NIGHT: A Vibrant Halloween

Join us for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween we­ekend. We will meet on Zoom to watch Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016).  The film will be shown with Closed Captioning and Audio Description. The film may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature. Check out the trailer.

When:  Friday October 29th  6:30-  9:00pm EDT

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive link)

Cost: Free

Rating: PG-13

Register: Call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email or email lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca

Peer Support events are opportunities for people with disabilities and their allies to interact in a supportive Independent Living Environment. 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.


PDN Vibrant Songs and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 5 years old) and time for discussion and connection with other parents with disabilities. The next three dates of the event are set:

When:

Friday October 8, 2021 at 11am

Friday November 12, 2021 at 11am

Friday December 10, 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. Participants can join by phone if necessary.

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.


Legal Advocacy to End Discrimination Against Women with Disabilities | Webinar

This webinar brings together representatives from DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada), ARCH Disability Law Centre, and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to discuss their ongoing legal advocacy regarding gender-based violence against women with disabilities.

Presenters will share the various faces of gender-based violence for women and girls with disabilities and speak about efforts to include intersectional feminist lenses in legal advocacy addressing discrimination against women with disabilities. Examples from litigation, public legal education, community development, and law reform will be provided. Presenters will also discuss lessons learned from legal interventions, including the ableist assumptions in the justice system, the importance (and limits) of terminology, and the need for judicial education.

When: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  eastern time

Register: Through hyperlinked Zoom portal

Participants will:

  • Learn about gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities.
  • Develop their understanding of how ableism and stereotypes impact the legal experiences of women with disabilities.
  • Find out how the legal system can support women with disabilities move from victims to survivors.
  • Reflect on how they can center the needs and voices of people living with disabilities in their work.

 


Interactive Remote Vaccine Townhall | AEBC Toronto Chapter

Join the AEBC Toronto Chapter on August 19th, 2021, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM for an interactive town hall for the blind, deaf, and disabled communities including panelists from the medical community and those with lived experience with COVID and the importance of vaccines.

Panelist discussion will include:

  1. An overview of current COVID-19 vaccines and their efficacy
  2. Personal and scientific benefits of COVID-19 vaccination
  3. Vaccination myth busting and common fears shared by disabled individuals
  4. How to book your vaccine appointment in Ontario for first and second doses

Accommodations provided include ASL interpreters from Deaf Spectrum and live captioning through the Zoom platform.

How to register: Registration is free, however, space is limited. Save your seat by registering through the Eventbrite page or emailing aebctoronto@gmail.com

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Rob Kozak
  • Craig Madho
  • Ian White
  • Earle Zwicker

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.