MOVIE NIGHT: A Vibrant Halloween

Join us for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween we­ekend. We will meet on Zoom to watch Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (2016).  The film will be shown with Closed Captioning and Audio Description. The film may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature. Check out the trailer.

When:  Friday October 29th  6:30-  9:00pm EDT

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive link)

Cost: Free

Rating: PG-13

Register: Call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email or email lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca

Peer Support events are opportunities for people with disabilities and their allies to interact in a supportive Independent Living Environment. 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 and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 5 years old) and time for discussion and connection with other parents with disabilities. The next three dates of the event are set:

When:

Friday October 8, 2021 at 11am

Friday November 12, 2021 at 11am

Friday December 10, 2021 at 11am

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. Participants can join by phone if necessary.

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.


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.


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. 


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday April 28th, 1pm-2:30pm over Zoom

This session we will have a guest speaker, Ophira Calof, talking with us about Crip Storytelling.

When: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm on Zoom

To register for the event and receive the Zoom link, please contact rebecca.wood@cilt.ca.

More about Ophira: 

Ophira Calof (She/They) is a multi award winning Disabled writer, performer, and producer. Her work weaves together music, comedy, and storytelling, centering disability and chronic illness experience. They co-created the sketch comedy revue Generally Hospital and her solo show, Literally Titanium premiered at the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Ophira also works as a curator, workshop facilitator, consultant, and keynote speaker with projects including COVID-19 through a Disability Lens: Storytelling and Filmmaking Project, Laugh With RAFF: A night of disability comedy, and Bad Dog Theatre’s 5th annual Our Cities On Our Stages Symposium.

They also have an extensive background as a vocalist, training through the University of British Columbia’s opera performance program, completing Berklee Music Online’s songwriting specialist certificate and their single, Still Standing, is available online.

More about Peer Connect: 

CILT Peer Connect is a virtual peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities that operates within the Independent Living Philosophy. This means participants are responsible for themselves, their actions, and how they communicate.  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. Automatic closed captioning will be provided.

 


CILT Peer Connect: Wednesday March 24th, 1pm-2:30pm over Zoom

This session we will have a guest speaker, Desiree Walsh, performing some of her stand-up comedy and speaking about her process for comedy writing and what comedy and disability means to her.

When: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm

To register for the event and recieve the Zoom link, please contact rebecca.wood@cilt.ca.

 

More about Desiree: 

Desiree Walsh Is a comedian with cerebral palsy. A former competitive swimmer, she traded in early mornings swim workouts for the late nights of stand-up comedy. She has been featured on Breakfast Television, The Reel Abilities Film Festival Comedy Night, ALTdot comedy Lounge and the now defunct show Nighttime TV on Rogers cable Mississauga.

More about Peer Connect: 

CILT Peer Connect is a virtual peer support opportunity for adults with disabilities that operates within the Independent Living Philosophy. This means participants are responsible for themselves, their actions, and how they communicate.  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. Automatic closed captioning will be provided.

Upcoming CILT Peer Connect:

Wednesday April 28th, 2021


CILT and Vibrant Peer Support MOVIE NIGHT

Join us virtually on Zoom to watch, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!”

When: Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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

This movie is free to watch and is rated PG. 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: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man(TM): Into the Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

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.