Tangled Art + Disability: October newsletter

Tangled Art + Disability is a charitable organization enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities. Check out their October newsletter to learn more about:

  • three windows: FLOURISHING (Oct 11 – Oct 21, Opening Reception: Oct 11 6:00 to 7:00 pm)
  • FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAYED ATTUNED: Ongoing exhibition (Sep 7 – Oct 19)
  •  Call for expressions of interest: Tangled Board of Director Members
  • Community Spotlight: Emergence Symposium, Art students and Scarborough pride in Nuite Blanche, Reveal Dance, Movement Workshops
  • Accessibility Innovation in Digital Media
  • Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants: OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant & OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant

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2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

*Please note that this event has been postponed due to labour issues at Exhibition Place. We will inform the new date once a location has been announced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.*

 

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
One-on-One Discussions: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open Public Forum: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.

The purpose of the Forum is to update customers about TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project, and gather feedback about possible improvements to the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

Customers can meet one-on-one with TTC staff, management, and the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The open Public Forum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An accessible shuttle bus will be available from Bathurst Station on Line 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled accessible service is also available on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station on Line 1 to the nearest stop to the Beanfield Centre at Strachan Avenue (approximately 300 metres).

Wheel-Trans customers may book trips to the Public Forum starting one week prior to the event. Please note that all return trips will be organized after the event finishes at 9:00 p.m. and will not be scheduled in advance.

ASL, captioning, and attendants will be available. Refreshments will not be provided.

A live video stream of the Forum will be available, which will begin at 7 p.m. More information on the live stream is available at http://www.meetview.com/ttc20180913

Customers can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TTCAccess, or submit feedback by contacting TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 on online at ttc.ca.

TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit website

 


Flourishing

Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Authentic is an upcoming Tangled Art & Disability exhibit taking place September 7 – October 19, 2018.  “As our understandings of disability shift, we must consider how our definitions of the surrounding world must also shift. FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED evokes new dynamics of the disabled experience in its attempts to re-world the narratives of non-normative futures of embodiment.”

For more information, visit the Tangled Art & Disability website.

 

 


Access & Inclusion at the Miles Nadal JCC. Registration for fall programs now open!

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is starting registration for its fall programs next week! All their programs are open to people with disabilities. Classes include ASL and ASL II language courses. There is a also a number of programs available designed by and for young adults with disabilities.

Members can start registering now. Registration for the general public starts on August 15. You can either do it online or by calling (416) 924-6211 ext. 0

 


Accessible Canada Act

The Government of Canada introduced on June 20, 2018 Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The goal of this bill is to ensure that everyone can fully participate in society and the economy, regardless of one’s abilities.

The Government of Canada held the largest and most accessible consultation on accessibility in Canada’s history, and to further the objectives of the legislation it will invest about $290 million over 6 years.

To find out more about the Accessible Canada Act and what the government is doing to improve accessibility, visit the Accessible Canada website.


Book a session to ride a MOTOmed exercise bike!

MOTOmed is an exercise bike designed to assist people with arm and leg mobility. Each session lasts half hour.

Location: 2398 Yonge Street, Anne Johnston Health Station site

For more information and to book an appointment contact Anne Crasto at 416-489-8666 ext. 263

MOTOmed flyer


NEW Abuse Hotline

Abuse Hotline created for people labelled with intellectual disabilities living in Ontario.

According to the Ministry, “Each call will be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken”

*Please note that this new line is in no way a substitute for situations where a 911 call is required*

There are several ways to report abuse:

TEL: 1-800-575-2222

Email: reportONdisability@ontario.ca

TTY: 416-916-0549

Toll Free: 1-844-309-1025

Full News Release


Housing Listing

Accessible Apartments and Homes Available

If you have an accessible home that you would like to list here, please contact the Inquiries Generalist at 416-599-2458 ext 228.


AODA Violations


Citizens with Disabilities Ontario Survey: Self-Managed Attendant Services

People with disabilities who need attendant services face extremely long waiting times to get those services, especially if they wish to self-manage their service through Direct Funding.

People who have Direct Funding have also raised some issues they would like to have addressed.

CWDO’s Attendant Service Quality Committee (ASQC) has developed a survey get more information. Your responses will help the committee to have more accurate, up-to-date information to inform their proposals to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.