Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada

KITE, a research arm of Toronto Rehab-University Health Network, is seeking to learn about the main barriers to accessibility that individuals in Canada experience.

Eligible participants:

18 years or older, live in Canada and identify as at least one of the following:

  • A person with a disability
  • 65 years or older, who do not have a disability
  • A formal or informal caregiver for a person with a disability

The one-time interview:

  • 20-27 questions
  • There are 3 ways to participate: online, paper version (12 pt. or 16 pt. sized font) sent by mail, or telephone interview
  • Participants can enter a draw for a $40 gift card. One card will be awarded to every 10 participants.

 Link to Online Survey

For more information, contatct Sin-Tung by email sin-tung.lau@uhn.ca or phone 416-597-3422 ext.7878

 


Portable Housing Benefit – Special Priority Program

The Province of Ontario announced that it will be funding a portable housing benefit (PHB) that will eventually support up to about 3,000 households across Ontario. The benefit will be available to any household that is eligible for the Special Priority Housing Category (SPHC).

This new Portable Housing Benefit:

    • can be used towards the household’s current housing or a unit they move in to
    • is ongoing (permanent) with no end or expiry date
    • eligibility is reviewed each year based on your income tax filing;
    • can increase or decrease annually as income and rental rates change
    • can be used for rent anywhere in Ontario
    • is paid directly to the household
    • the monthly PHB amount will be calculated based on average monthly rent and adjusted family net income.
    • is available now

If you received a letter from Housing Connections (Access to Housing) over the summer to review this alternative housing option, contact Housing Connections at 416-397-7438, or by email at hap@toronto.ca.  More information can also be found on the City of Toronto’s Shelter Support and Housing Administration’s website, or by visiting a housing help centre.

Shelter Support and Housing

Housing Help

 


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