New COVID-19 Public Education Posters & Translations Now Available

As part of its COVID-19 response, the City of Toronto has simplified, redesigned and translated a number of key COVID-19 educational materials for your use and to share with your community, to help spread the messages about how to stay safe during COVID-19.

COVID-19 educational posters and graphics are available for download on the City website at, with the following new items:

In the Face Masks & Coverings section of the web page:

  • New “How to Wear a Mask” poster in English as well as in 28 additional languages.
  • New “Dos and Don’ts of Wearing a Mask” poster in English with translations to 28 languages to be posted by tomorrow.

In the Protect Yourself & Others section of the web page:

  • Updated “How Does COVID-19 Spread?” Infographic with more than a dozen translations available for download.
  • New “Download the COVID Alert App” poster in English as well as in 28 additional languages.

In the Screening Posters & Checklists section of the web page:

  • Screening Posters & Checklists: translations are now available for all COVID-19 screening posters and checklists, including for Staff, Schools, and Child Care Centres.

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 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.


Webinar – The Second Wave: Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) for COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

CILT will be providing a workshop on IPAC education to empower people with disabilities in making informed choices about COVID-19, PPE use, and infection control measures. This will help people with disabilities to reduce their transmission risk so they can live more independently during the second wave of this pandemic. Chose one date, November 23 or 27, and register here.

Interview – Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities

You are invited to listen to CILT’s interview with Meagan Gillmore at AMI about Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities, this Wednesday November 11 at 9:27am eastern on “Now with Dave Brown”. You can listen live at

Online learning series on the proposed Canadian Disability Benefit

Achieving a Canadian Disability Benefit is an historic opportunity to end disability poverty. No other government in the world has made such a commitment. It will take a lot of work to turn that opportunity into a reality that is meaningful and inclusive. It will take widespread engagement by disabled people from every corner of the country. Including leadership from Quebec and those from racial minorities, the indigenous community, and those discriminated against because of age, race, colour, gender, and sexuality. It will also take widespread popular support from regular Canadians. Finally, it will take bold political decision making.

Register here to learn from Canadians with expertise and experience at system change.

Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities

Accessibility Resilience Program

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has put in place the Accessibility Resilience Program, with generous support from the Government of Canada’s Supports for Student Learning Program through a contribution agreement, to deliver $157,000 in student emergency financial assistance.

Click here for more information.

Accessible Standards Canada: Have your say!

Accessibility Standards Canada recently launched their first online consultation!

Have your say. Complete the online survey before September 30, 2020 to help them determine:

●        How they can engage with you

●        The research priorities for their next call for proposals

●        The areas of focus for their next set of accessibility standards

You can also participate by email, mail, phone, and in American Sign Language or Langue des signes Québécoise! Visit their consultation webpage for more details on how to participate.

You can call or email them if you have any accessibility needs or questions.

Phone: 1-833-854-7628

You can also engage with them on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Disability and Work in Canada 2020 Virtual Conference

The Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) 2020 Conference will be held virtually this year from November 25 to December 2. The topic for this conference is the “Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts”.

The DWC Conference is looking for proposals for the following sessions: vignettes, panel session, panel member and presentations.

Visit the DWC Strategy webpage to learn more.

The Application Form must be submitted by Friday September 25, 2020 at



D-Net Re-discovered : Benchmark Disability TV series now on YouTube

D-Net, The Disability Network, was a news and current affairs television series broadcast on CBC and Newsworld from 1990 to 1997.

Read the full D-Net press release in Word format.