Zoom Event – Inclusion Canada and People First Canada’s 11th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

This year’s forum will explore how we can sustain and build on the learnings and innovations that have emerged in the midst of this pandemic to create the inclusive society we want to see. All panels include a series of interactive Q&As and perspectives of lived experience from people with an intellectual disability and families, as well as research and policy expertise from both government and community. Participants are welcome to join for all or some panels.

The event will take place on December 3, 2020 at 11am EST.

To register, please click here.

Virtual CART services and ASL will be available. Please inform of any access needs by requesting the Access Form. If you require additional information or supports to register, please contact forum@inclusioncanada.ca .


Zoom Event – Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians for International Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference

If you have been frustrated or frightened at the way the disability community has been disproportionately left behind during the pandemic, then this event is for you! The organizers have an inspiring group of leaders sharing their perspectives on inclusion and an exciting panel session with leaders sharing best practices, getting youth engaged, sharing lived experiences during the pandemic and getting government leaders to recognize and address systemic change for people with disabilities in a time of crisis. Do not miss out and count yourself in!

The event will take place virtually through Zoom on December 5, 2020 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST. 

To register for the event, please click here.

This is a Zoom event, and all registered attendees will be emailed meeting details 24 hours before the event.  If you require ASL or Closed Captioning, please e-mail AEBCToronto@gmail.com  and they will be happy to accommodate you.

Do you have questions for the speakers or panelists? Please email AEBCToronto@gmail.com  and they can ask them live during the conference. The organizers look forward to meeting you virtually!


Zoom Event – Origins of the Independent Living Movement on December 3, 2020

As part of International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2020, the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region is hosting a Zoom event titled, “The Origins of the Independent Living Movement.”

The event will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:00pm EST. Join for a presentation and discussion about the Independent Living movement, its origins, and how it has shaped the services offered by IL Canada and the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region.

You can register for the event by emailing dan@ilcwr.org for the Zoom link.


Zoom Event – United Nations International Day of Persons With Disabilities on December 4th, 2020

The United Nations will be hosting a Commemorative Event for the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. The theme this year is “Building Back Better: Toward a Disability-inclusive, Accessible and Sustainable Post COVID-19 World”. 

The event will take place on December 4, 2020 from 11:00am – 12:45pm EST through the Zoom Webinar virtual platform.

To register, please click here.

This event is organized by the Executive Office of Secretary-General (EOSG), UNDESA, UN Women, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, the Permanent Missions of Philippines and Tanzania and co-sponsored by UNPRPD/UNDP, the World Bank, the Permanent Missions of Mexico and New Zealand and the Asia Pacific Forum on Women and Girls with Disabilities (Civil Society).

For more details about the event, you can visit the event website here.


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The final session of CILT Peer Connect in 2020 will feature a seated yoga class with yoga teacher, Joanne Lowe. Join us to breathe, stretch and relax our way into this holiday season.

To register, please email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

For more about Joanne visit https://www.bigstretchyoga.com/

 

CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19.  Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know if we can support with any accommodations.  CILT Peer Connect is presented with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.


Webinar – Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19

CILT invites you to “Self-Advocating for Accessible Mental Health Supports for People with Disabilities During COVID-19.” This is a Zoom webinar that will focus on building self-advocacy skills for accessing mental health supports, responding to ableist attitudes and policies, and inequitable access historically experienced by people with disabilities in Ontario.

This webinar will expand awareness of potential challenges to accessing mental health care and will develop skills for self-identifying support needs and self-advocating to have those needs met during and beyond the pandemic.

When: Thursday December 10, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time (Canada)

To register for this virtual webinar event, please click here.

This workshop will have following objectives:
1) Includes knowing when to seek mental health support
2) How to determine a provider’s disability lens
3) How to ensure your access needs are being met
4) Question and Answers
5) Resources

Workshop Presenters:
Samantha Abel, PhD, RSW, Social Worker, Flemingdon Health Centre
Janet Rodriguez, Lived Experience Advisor; Health Mentor for Inter professional education

Workshop Facilitators:
John Mossa, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
Rebecca Wood, Peer and Parenting Program Coordinator, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)

If you need assistance with registering please e-mail rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext 291.

Please note, you will not be able to join the session without registering first. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 


Virtual Conference – Moving Beyond Repair: Upstream Approaches to Public Health Emergencies

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is pleased to present the 13th Annual Student-Led Conference, Moving Beyond Repair: Upstream Approaches to Public Health Emergencies. This multi-day virtual event will be held on November 12th to 14th 2020. Click here for more information.


Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities


A Murder Mystery Movie Night: Knives Out

Join us on Friday October 30th, 6:30-9pm for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween weekend.

We will meet on Zoom to watch Knives Out, presented with closed captioning.

To register, call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email OR or email Rebecca at rebecca.wood@cilt.ca (registration is required to receive the zoom link).

Click here for more information.


2020 Virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit

On October 1, 2020, TTC Board members, management and staff, and members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) will host the TTC’s first ever virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit. This event is held annually to hear from the public about the accessibility of conventional TTC and door-to-door (Wheel-Trans) public transit services in Toronto. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re hosting this event online this year.

Register for the 2020 Virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit

Event details

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Participate online – view the live stream
  • Participate by phone – 416-764-8658

The Public Forum on Accessible Transit will include captioning and ASL interpreters. You must register for the event, and you can pre-submit any questions you might have online.

TTC staff will share a presentation starting at 7 p.m. highlighting recent accessibility initiatives and plans for the continued improvement of transit in Toronto, including the Wheel-Trans 10-year Strategy, Family of Services, and The Easier Access project initiatives. They will also discuss the TTC’s response to COVID-19. The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer period. Questions may be submitted via the live stream platform, twitter or by phone.

The open Public Forum will provide the opportunity for customers to ask questions, share their experiences, provide feedback, concerns and other comments directly to a panel which will include:

  • Kirsten Watson – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Operations
  • Dwayne Geddes, Head of Wheel-Trans
  • Mark Mis, Head of Service Planning & Scheduling
  • Matt Hagg, Senior Planner, System Access
  • Mazin Aribi, 2020 ACAT Chair

Feedback gathered through the virtual event will be used to inform the TTC’s accessibility planning activities. We look forward to sharing our successes and learning about new ways to improve transit for everyone.