COVID-19 support for current Ontario Works and ODSP recipients

Ontario Works and ODSP recipients are eligible for emergency benefits for COVID-19 related expenses. This funding, available upon request, can be used to meet a broad range of needs, including cleaning supplies, transportation, food or clothing that individuals and families may require due to COVID-19. Recipients can access emergency benefits by calling their caseworker. Emergency benefits for COVID-19 related expenses are the same for both programs: up to $100 for single individuals and up to $200 for families.


COVID-19 and Disability: Recommendations to the Canadian Government from Disability Related Organizations in Canada – March 24, 2020

“It is imperative that the Government of Canada urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities represent 22% of the Canadian population. Many are at extreme risk and require additional support to ensure their health and safety at this time.” 


PDN on Local Love’s recent article


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.


GO Accessibility Survey

The Metrolinx Universal Design Team has designed a survey to collect feedback from customers with disabilities or others who may require accessible services.  Metrolinx wants to better understand customers’ experience on GO Transit to improve services and to stay informed about the accessibility planning process.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete (longer with a screen reader).

GO Accessibility Survey

If you can’t open the GO Accessibility Survey link, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p1869644333.aspx?l=9&svt=D4W6

 

 

 


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

There is an Ontario government phone number to call to report AODA violations: 1-866-515-2025.

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.