Nurturing Assistance Information Session

Nurturing Assistance refers to additional attendant hours that can be accessed by parents with physical disabilities that qualify for Attendant Services.

Presenters from the Attendant Services Application Centre and the Direct Funding program as well as parents using Nurturing Assistance will answer the questions:

  • What is Nurturing Assistance (NA)?
  • How do you access NA through Direct Funding?
  • How do you apply for NA through ASAC?
  • How do you access NA through Attendant Service providers?

When: Wed Nov 10, 2021 6-7:30

Where: Over Zoom (please register to receive the link)

Register: Zoom platform link or call 416-599-2458 ext 291

Deadline to Register: Sunday November 7th

Please feel free to submit further questions when you register. Let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event.  ASL interpretation will be provided if the need is confirmed by the registration deadline. Automatic closed captions will be turned on. Participants can join by phone if necessary.

Presented by: 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, and Independent Living Canada.

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities at City of Toronto

Diverse members are needed to serve on a range of City of Toronto of boards, committees and tribunals. Below are a list of hyperlinked opportunities with deadlines:

Legacy Fund Allocations Committee – October 1, 2021

Moss Park Arena Board – October 15, 2021

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – October 29, 2021

Toronto Investment Board – October 29, 2021

View all opportunities

Keep checking the City of Toronto job opportunities for upcoming temporary roles with Toronto Elections to support the upcoming municipal election on October 24, 2022.

Surveys on Accessibility and Employment

CaféTO survey on Accessibility

The City of Toronto is currently reviewing the CaféTO program and want to better understand any program barriers and the effects on residents and visitors.

This survey is targeted to people in Toronto who identify as having a disability and/or who are impacted by barriers specifically related to the CaféTO program. The survey is currently live and will be open until October 4, 2021.

Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee (OCAC) Survey

OCAC is conducting a survey to gather information on the current state of accessibility in Ontario courts. This survey is targeted at persons who have experience attending court either as a person with a disability themselves or supporting a person with a disability.


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.


  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 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


  • 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)


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]


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.




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.