ReelAbilties Toronto Film Festival: Open for submissions!

Submit your Canadian or International Film at: http://reelabilities.org/toronto/get-involved/#submit

Fall Screenings include accessible film co-presentations at the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, the Hamilton Film Festival, and we’re headed up to North Bay in a partnership with Lakehead University. Check their Facebook page for details. To get involved, connect with RAFFTO at inclusion@mnjcc.org.

ReelEducation is a program designed to get films and lessons about inclusion, accessibility and equity free to students of all ages across Ontario. Download these resources.


My Vote TO – Get informed for this fall’s election!

Get informed and  Engaged in Toronto’s fall municipal election through the City’s My Vote Toronto website.

KEY DATES:

From September 20, 2018

  • Voters can input their address and find which ward they live in, view the candidates who are running in their ward and view their ward map.

From September 24, 2018

  • Voters can find out if they are on the City of Toronto voters’ list.
  • Voters can add or update their information on the voters’ list until 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
  • Voters who missed the deadline to add or update their information can add their name on the list when they go to vote.
  • Voters can find out where and when to vote.

From October 8, 2018

  • Voters can view a sample of their ballot

2018 Springtide AGM

Springtide is celebrating its 40th anniversary! Below are the details of their upcoming AGM:

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00
Location: Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, 168 Bathurst St. Main floor
Schedule:

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Board Business

6:15 – 7:00 pm Dinner & Mingle

RSVP: via email vilma@springtideresources.org by October 11,  2018
Other details: Light dinner will be provided. Members can renew their membership when RSVPing or at the door on the day of the event

The space will be wheelchair accessible.  ASL, attendant care & other accommodations will be provided upon request. When booking wheel-trans please note the building locks at 8 pm.

 

 


Tangled Art + Disability: October newsletter

Tangled Art + Disability is a charitable organization enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities. Check out their October newsletter to learn more about:

  • three windows: FLOURISHING (Oct 11 – Oct 21, Opening Reception: Oct 11 6:00 to 7:00 pm)
  • FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAYED ATTUNED: Ongoing exhibition (Sep 7 – Oct 19)
  •  Call for expressions of interest: Tangled Board of Director Members
  • Community Spotlight: Emergence Symposium, Art students and Scarborough pride in Nuite Blanche, Reveal Dance, Movement Workshops
  • Accessibility Innovation in Digital Media
  • Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants: OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant & OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant

Join Tangled Art + Disability’s mailing list to receive their newsletters regularly.


CILT welcomes its new Executive Director!

The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto is excited to announce Wendy Porch as its new Executive Director, effective October 15, 2018.

Ms. Porch has been working in the field of accessibility, disability, human rights, and education for more than 20 years and is a life-long disability justice advocate.

Read the full news release


2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

*Please note that this event has been postponed due to labour issues at Exhibition Place. We will inform the new date once a location has been announced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.*

 

When: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
One-on-One Discussions: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open Public Forum: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.

The purpose of the Forum is to update customers about TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project, and gather feedback about possible improvements to the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

Customers can meet one-on-one with TTC staff, management, and the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The open Public Forum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An accessible shuttle bus will be available from Bathurst Station on Line 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled accessible service is also available on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station on Line 1 to the nearest stop to the Beanfield Centre at Strachan Avenue (approximately 300 metres).

Wheel-Trans customers may book trips to the Public Forum starting one week prior to the event. Please note that all return trips will be organized after the event finishes at 9:00 p.m. and will not be scheduled in advance.

ASL, captioning, and attendants will be available. Refreshments will not be provided.

A live video stream of the Forum will be available, which will begin at 7 p.m. More information on the live stream is available at http://www.meetview.com/ttc20180913

Customers can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TTCAccess, or submit feedback by contacting TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 on online at ttc.ca.

TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit website

 


Job Posting: Indigenous Intern at United Way Greater Toronto

The United Way Greater Toronto is looking for an Intern, Indigenous Collaboration (Full-time, Contract.)  This position will support the Senior Manager in partnership with Indigenous community leaders to co-create and implement an Indigenous Collaboration Framework that will enhance and build relationships and knowledge within and between members of the Indigenous communities, United Way and the community at large.

For more information, contact Sharon Witruk, Senior Manager, Indigenous Collaboration, at SWitruk@uwgt.org.

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City of Toronto’s 2019-2021 Poverty Reduction Strategy Action Plan

The City of Toronto has started a new consultation process to develop its next four-year Poverty Reduction Strategy Action Plan (2019-2021.)  The Poverty Reduction Strategy contains 12 recommendations across the following five themes: Housing Stability, Service Access and Coordination, Transportation Equity, Food Access, and Quality Jobs and Livable Incomes.

For more information, visit the City of Toronto website.

To share your ideas in an online survey, visit the Poverty Reduction Strategy Community Conversation Guide.


Accessible Canada Act

The Government of Canada introduced on June 20, 2018 Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The goal of this bill is to ensure that everyone can fully participate in society and the economy, regardless of one’s abilities.

The Government of Canada held the largest and most accessible consultation on accessibility in Canada’s history, and to further the objectives of the legislation it will invest about $290 million over 6 years.

To find out more about the Accessible Canada Act and what the government is doing to improve accessibility, visit the Accessible Canada website.