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