Resilience Building: A Support Group for Survivors of (Sexual Violence) Living with a Disability

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Vibrant Healthcare Alliance are holding a support group for survivors of sexual violence living with a disability. Details below:

Dates: October 9th -December 4th 2019
Interviews: Sept 12, 17 and 25th
Address: 2398 Yonge Street

Contact Lucy at 416 486-8666 x 226 or lucynyman@yahoo.ca

 


Feeling Left Out? Launch Receives Media Coverage

Feeling Left Out? is one part of a series of city-led initiatives intended to foster inclusion as part of the Toronto for All campaign. For this particular undertaking, the city teamed up with the Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT) and the PR agency PUBLIC to fully enclose a former transit shelter at the intersection of King and Bathurst streets, to give a sense of what it’s like to live with disability in the city.

Instead of allowing access, visitors can learn about the campaign, reading posted signs which are in Braille, American Sign Language and English.

“If it’s a small taste (of being excluded) which inspires change, then it’s worth it,” said Wendy Porch, executive director of CILT on the campaign’s intent. “Being left out is an everyday experience for people living with disabilities across a range of fronts: housing, education, civic engagement and social participation generally.”

To read the full article, visit the Toronto.com 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.


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)


Kissing that Frog: Disabling the Perfection Myth   

Through folktales and personal stories around disability, Kim Kilpatrik and Alan Shain will evoke laughter as well as sadness, pain as well as discovery. They will bring the myth of perfection into much sharper, in fact almost perfect, focus. Is that frog really much better off as a prince?

Is Half-Boy happier with a second arm and leg? Should we all be more careful of what we wish for? Warning: You may find yourself running out to kiss that frog… and with joy!
Admission: Free

When: Sunday April 6th, 4:15 – 5:15
Where: Studio Theatre, Harbour Front