Mindfulness for Cross-Disability and D/deaf Adults: 4-Week Session

In this 4-week session we will:

  • Learn about Mindfulness tools that have been modified from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Have a chance to practice Mindfulness and Meditation techniques and find out what works best for us
  • Learn about Mindfulness as a strategy for managing uncertainty in the time of COVID-19 and beyond

To register, click here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the zoom meeting. Sessions can be joined through zoom or over the phone.

This workshop is best suited for adults who feel comfortable to communicate independently in an online group. Please let us know about any accommodation needs when you register. If you have any questions or need support setting up zoom please contact rebecca.wood@cilt.ca.

ASL interpretation will be provided.

Introduction to Mindfulness is presented by the Centre for Independent Living Toronto, Miles Nadal JCC Downtown Toronto and Sue Hutton Mindfulness with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday February 24th, 1pm – 2:30pm on Zoom

Guest Speaker: Julian Baird

Topic: Exercise and Goal Setting at Home

During this session we will be trying some seated exercise and breathing techniques as well as talking about goal setting in the context of exercising at home due to Covid-19.

To register email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca.

 

More about Julian:

Julian has a diploma in Health, Wellness and Fitness from Mohawk College where he graduated in 2018. He is a manual wheelchair-user born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus who has been playing wheelchair basketball since 2003. He also swam competitively and has done some handcycle races. He loves to travel and has travelled (mostly solo) to 12 countries on 3 continents.

More about Peer Connect: 

CILT Peer Connect is a virtual peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around a particular topic and have a chance to share how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19. Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know if we can support with any accommodations. There is an option to join these sessions by phone.

Upcoming CILT Peer Connect dates:  

Wednesday March 24 and Wednesday April 28 at 1pm. Topics to be announced.


PDN Event – The More We Get Together

Join us for a free virtual Valentine’s Day circle time with songs, rhymes and stories to support bonding with your child, developing their early literacy skills and connecting with other parents with disabilities. All parents and caregivers who identify as having a disability and their children are welcome.

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2021

Time: 11am

Where: Virtually on Zoom

To register, please email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext 291. Please let us know about any accommodation or zoom support needs when you register for the event.

For more info, check out the flyer: The More We Get Together Valentine’s Day Song Circle 2021.


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 from 1pm – 2:30pm on Zoom

In this session:

Guest Speaker: Dr Kaley Roosen

Topic: Body Positivity for Disabled Bodies

To register, please email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

More about Kaley:

Kaley Roosen is disabled woman and a mother. She works as a Clinical & Health Psychologist at the Toronto Psychology Clinic (www.torontopsychology.com). There she offers anti-oppressive, disability affirmative psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and couples. Her scholarly work combines traditional clinical health psychology with critical disability approaches to explore the experiences of trauma, social and psychological embodiment/body image and eating disorders in disabled women and how disabled people access mental health services. She has been awarded the Body Confidence of Canada Award for her disability advocacy work and the Soroptimist Award for Women for her research on eating disorders and disability.

More about CILT Peer Connect

CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19.  Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know if we can support with any accommodations.  CILT Peer Connect is presented with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.

Upcoming CILT Peer Connect dates: Wednesday February 24 at 1pm, Wednesday March 24 at 1pm.  Topics to be announced.


Gillian’s COVID-19 Story | #FalloutReport by Toronto Foundation

Check out this news story on Gillian Sumi, a long-term CILT member and program participant. She shares her own experience of life during COVID-19 and  the importance of community support in being there for each other!

Read the Toronto Fallout Report to learn more about how Toronto has been impacted by COVID-19 and its knock-on effects on their website: www.torontofoundation.ca/FalloutReport 


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm

The final session of CILT Peer Connect in 2020 will feature a seated yoga class with yoga teacher, Joanne Lowe. Join us to breathe, stretch and relax our way into this holiday season.

To register, please email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

For more about Joanne visit https://www.bigstretchyoga.com/

 

CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19.  Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know if we can support with any accommodations.  CILT Peer Connect is presented with generous funding support provided by The City of Toronto, The United Way of Greater Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.


Three more CILT Peer Connect sessions in 2020!

November 11, 1pm-2:30pm
November 25, 1pm-2:30pm
December 9, 1pm-2:30pm
CILT Peer Connect is a biweekly peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities.  In every session we will check in and connect around how we are coping with stress and isolation as a result of COVID-19. Please be ready to participate in activity and discussion and let us know ahead of time if we can support with any accommodations.
To register email: rebecca.wood@cilt.ca

A Murder Mystery Movie Night: Knives Out

Join us on Friday October 30th, 6:30-9pm for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween weekend.

We will meet on Zoom to watch Knives Out, presented with closed captioning.

To register, call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email OR or email Rebecca at rebecca.wood@cilt.ca (registration is required to receive the zoom link).

Click here for more information.