Strengthening Communities: Honouring Voices of Parenting

The Strength-Based Parenting Initiative presents a one-day workshop for service providers and consumers who are interested in the intersections, challenges, and joys of parenting with a disability.

Date: Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas Street West.
Accessibility: ASL, CART, and attendants are available, as well as an online conferencing option. The space is physically accessible.

Please register by Wednesday October 30, 2019

You can register through Eventbrite (recommended), or by contacting Robin Simmons at robin.simmons@cilt.ca, or by phone at 416-599-2458 ext. 293.

Hosted in partnership with Scadding Court Community Centre.


Resilience Building: A Support Group for Survivors of (Sexual Violence) Living with a Disability

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Vibrant Healthcare Alliance are holding a support group for survivors of sexual violence living with a disability. Details below:

Dates: October 9th -December 4th 2019
Interviews: Sept 12, 17 and 25th
Address: 2398 Yonge Street

Contact Lucy at 416 486-8666 x 226 or lucynyman@yahoo.ca

 


What you can do to make Toronto more inclusive

CILT’s Executive Director, Wendy Porch, wrote an opinion piece for the Toronto Star about the launch of Feeling Left Out?, part of Toronto for All campaign.

“Torontonians recently opened their collective eyes to the challenges faced by more than 400,000 of their neigbbours.

A simple bus shelter, converted for a month to make it completely inaccessible, called attention to the daily hurdles Torontonians with disabilities face every day.”

To read the full article, visit the Toronto Star’s website.


Feeling Left Out? Launch Receives Media Coverage

Feeling Left Out? is one part of a series of city-led initiatives intended to foster inclusion as part of the Toronto for All campaign. For this particular undertaking, the city teamed up with the Centre for Independent Living Toronto (CILT) and the PR agency PUBLIC to fully enclose a former transit shelter at the intersection of King and Bathurst streets, to give a sense of what it’s like to live with disability in the city.

Instead of allowing access, visitors can learn about the campaign, reading posted signs which are in Braille, American Sign Language and English.

“If it’s a small taste (of being excluded) which inspires change, then it’s worth it,” said Wendy Porch, executive director of CILT on the campaign’s intent. “Being left out is an everyday experience for people living with disabilities across a range of fronts: housing, education, civic engagement and social participation generally.”

To read the full article, visit the Toronto.com website.


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.