Disability Inclusion Action Plan


Information Resources for Voting in the Federal Election for September 20th, 2021

With the federal election fast approaching on September 20th, 2021, CILT has put together a number of resources pertaining to if individuals were interested in casting their ballots by mail. Your local Elections Canada office must receive your completed online or in-person special ballot application by the deadline of Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 p.m. local time. Your ballot must be returned by election day on Monday September 20, 2021.

There may be a number of barriers with the online vote-by-mail application process, so please refer to our hyperlinked resources for troubleshooting options.

LIST OF RESOURCES 

  1. Elections Canada Voter Information Accessible Voting and Polling Station Accessibility Sept 20 2021
  2. Elections Canada Who Should Consider Voting By Mail
  3. Govt Canada Vulnerable-Populations-Covid-19-eng
  4. Elections Canada How To Apply To Vote By Special Ballot
  5. Elections Canada ID To Vote For Federal Election Sept 20 2021
  6. How To Scan Documents On Your iPhone or Android

Please note that all resource documents are in PDF form. For alternate versions or any further questions and concerns, please reach out to CILT’s Independent Living Skills Coordinator, John Mossa, by email john.mossa@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext 238.


Legal Advocacy to End Discrimination Against Women with Disabilities | Webinar

This webinar brings together representatives from DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN Canada), ARCH Disability Law Centre, and Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to discuss their ongoing legal advocacy regarding gender-based violence against women with disabilities.

Presenters will share the various faces of gender-based violence for women and girls with disabilities and speak about efforts to include intersectional feminist lenses in legal advocacy addressing discrimination against women with disabilities. Examples from litigation, public legal education, community development, and law reform will be provided. Presenters will also discuss lessons learned from legal interventions, including the ableist assumptions in the justice system, the importance (and limits) of terminology, and the need for judicial education.

When: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm  eastern time

Register: Through hyperlinked Zoom portal

Participants will:

  • Learn about gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities.
  • Develop their understanding of how ableism and stereotypes impact the legal experiences of women with disabilities.
  • Find out how the legal system can support women with disabilities move from victims to survivors.
  • Reflect on how they can center the needs and voices of people living with disabilities in their work.

 


Capability Program – Now Intaking

The Capability Program offered by Woodgreen Community Services is doing intakes for their next group which will start in late August.

Program info: 

  • 4-6 weeks of workshops (virtual)
  • 12 week work experience placement
  • Job retention and accommodation supports

Eligibility: 

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Self-identify as having a disability (visible or invisible)
  • Unemployed
  • Not eligible for or receiving EI
  • Must be able to participate in a virtual program (access to computer and internet)

Registration:

For more information, please check out the hyperlinked CAP Summer 2021 flyer and CAP Info Session callout.

PLEASE NOTE: CILT does not recommend or endorse any listing and is not liable for any situations which may result.

 


Autistics Access to Vaccines in Toronto #ActuallyVaccinated [WEBINAR]

In this presentation, we will discuss what the COVID-19 vaccines are, the science behind them, and access issues for autistics. Presented by Autistics for Autistics, Ontario as part of the Centre for Independent Living’s Disability Vaccine Outreach Initiative, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Vaccine Ambassadors Program.

When: July 29, 2021 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Where: Virtually through Zoom

To register, please fill out the hyperlinked Registration Form.

ASL interpreter and captions will be available.

 


A Guide to the COVID-19 Vaccine [WEBINAR]

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

Knowing that many members of our community have been vaccinated already, this webinar presented by BALANCE will focus on how you can speak with hesitant friends and family about COVID-19 and the benefits of being vaccinated. A Question-and-Answer period will take place following the presentation, where you can ask any questions you might have.

When: Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Virtually through Zoom

To register, please click the Zoom link or call 416-236-1796 ext. 0 to register.

Closed captioning will be provided.

Check out the flyer for more info.

 

 

 


CILT and Vibrant Peer Support MOVIE MATINEE

Join us virtually on Zoom to watch, “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution”

When: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive the link)

This movie is free to watch and is rated R. To register, please contact Lucy at lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca or call 416-486-8666 ext. 226.

The movie will be presented with closed captioning and audio description. Please let us know about accommodations or access needs (including support with setting up Zoom) when you register.

Movie description:

In the early 1970s, teenagers with disabilities faced a future shaped by isolation, discrimination and institutionalization. Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp “for the handicapped” in the Catskills, exploded those confines. Jened was their freewheeling Utopia, a place with summertime sports, smoking and makeout sessions awaiting everyone, and campers who felt fulfilled as human beings. Their bonds endured as they migrated West to Berkeley, California – a promised land for a growing and diverse disability community – where friends from Camp Jened realized that disruption and unity might secure life-changing accessibility for millions. Co-directed by Emmy®-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham and film mixer and former camper Jim LeBrecht, this joyous and exuberant documentary arrives the same year as the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, at a time when the country’s largest minority group still battles daily for the freedom to exist.

Please note: The film may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature.

There will not be a discussion afterwards with Zoom auto-captioning turned on.  If you would like to see a trailer of the movie, please see through the following YouTube link: Crip Camp Trailer

This Movie Night is presented by Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living Toronto with generous funding support from United Way of Greater Toronto, the City of Toronto, Independent Living Canada and Ontario Community Health Centres. 


PDN Vibrant Songs Circle and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities

Join us virtually on Zoom for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 5 years old) and a chance for discussion to connect with other parents with disabilities.

When:

  • Friday June 11, 2021 at 11am
  • Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11am
  • Friday, August 13, 2021 at 11am

All times shown are EST.

Where: Virtually over Zoom

To register: Email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or Call 416-599-2458 ext 291

If you would like to join for just the discussion/peer support portion of this program only, please feel free to join in at 11:30am.

Please let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event.  Automatic closed captions will be turned on.

Presented by: Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, Ontario’s Community Health Centres and Independent Living Canada.


We Exist: Queer and Trans Parenting, Disability and Mental Health

Join Birthmark’s Seed & Sprout and CILT’s Parenting with a Disability Network for a panel of queer and trans parents with disabilities sharing stories of parenting, birth, fertility and accessing services in Toronto. There will be a question and answer period after the panel presents. Let’s hear each other’s stories and build connections among parents and prospective parents with disabilities in our community.

When: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive the link)

To register, please click here or contact Rebecca at 416-599-2458 extension 291.

ASL interpretation and auto-captioning will be provided.  Please let us know about access and accommodation needs when you register. Participants can join by phone if needed.

This event is presented by Birthmark’s Seed & Sprout 2SLGBTQIA Family Program and The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from United Way of Greater Toronto, The City of Toronto and Independent Living Canada. For more details, check out the flyer.


CILT and Vibrant Peer Support MOVIE NIGHT

Join us virtually on Zoom to watch, “Enola Holmes!”

When: Friday, May 29th, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive the link)

This movie is free to watch and is rated PG-13. To register, please contact Lucy at lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca or call 416-486-8666 ext. 226.

The movie will be presented with closed captioning and audio description. Please let us know about accommodations or access needs (including support with setting up Zoom) when you register.

Movie description: When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

Please note: There will not be a discussion after the film but chat function will be available throughout the movie. Movie Nights operate under the Independent Living Philosophy. The films may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature.

This Movie Night is presented by Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living Toronto with generous funding support from United Way of Greater Toronto, the City of Toronto, Independent Living Canada and Ontario Community Health Centres.