Celebrate Deaf Awareness Day

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Toronto is hosting its 2nd Annual “Deaf Awareness Day.” International Deaf Awareness Week is an annual worldwide event initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to celebrate the culture, heritage and language unique to deaf people of the world.

  • American Sign Language classes (ASL) and games
  • Informative workshops on Deaf leadership, rights and more…
  • Free information kit
  • Communication devices displays
  • Information booths
  • Snacks and drinks on sale during lunch hour

When: Thursday October 15, 2009 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm.
Where: The Canadian Hearing Society, 271 Spadina Road

For more information, call (416) 928-2500 ext. 304, TTY: (416) 964-0023.


Review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

Ontario has appointed Charles Beer to conduct a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.  The review will involve consultations, meetings and submissions.  Public meetings will be held in Sudbury on October 1, 2009, in Ottawa on October 6, 2009, in Toronto on October 14, 2009 and in London on October 20, 2009.


Public Review of the Initial Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard

July 14th was the launch date of Public Review for the Initial Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard as part of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

The Initial Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard was developed by an external Accessible Built Environment Standards Development Committee (SDC).  Those interested in reviewing the SDC’s proposed standard or participating in the accessibility standards development process can find more information on the Ministry of Community and Social Services’ website.


 “Planning for the Future: Disability Rights & Responsibilities” Symposium

The Canadian Association of Muslims with Disabilities Invites you to hear about the Social, Legal and Financial realities facing people with intellectual disabilities from Islamic Scholars, Lawyers, Financial Planners and Families themselves.

Keynote Address – The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Presentations –Shahina Siddiqi, Sheikh Abdalla Idris Ali, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty

A learning & networking opportunity for Families, professionals, & People with Disabilities
Featuring the launch of the CAMD Family Network

When: Sunday, May 24, 2009
9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: ISNA Islamic Centre of Canada
2200 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga, ON, L5J 2M4

For more information e-mail: camd@camd.ca call: 416-252-8668


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update

The AODA Alliance has submitted a brief to the Ontario government regarding the final proposed Transportation Accessibility Standard.  The AODA Alliance is asking consumers to tell the government if they support the brief.