CILT’s 31st Annual General Meeting

DATE:     October 2nd, 2015
TIME:     5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
VENUE:  CILT Boardroom, 902 – 365 Bloor Street East   Food, Refreshments and Attendants available.
Other accommodations upon early request.
No fragrances, please.   R.S.V.P. by noon, Friday, September 25, 2015
Http://cilt-agm2015.eventbrite.ca | Phone: (416) 599-2458  | TDD: (416) 599-5077 | Email: cilt@cilt.ca


SAVE THE DATE!!!

Federal Election Forum on Accessibility and Disability

DATE:  Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015
TIME:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Ryerson University’s Student Learning Centre, 341
Yonge St. (at Gould St.) in Toronto.   CILT and Community Partners invite you to ask questions to federal party candidates and find out their parties’ positions regarding:

  • Anti-poverty strategies
  •  Accessible housing strategy
  •  Assisted dying
  •  Record of seeking candidates with disabilities
  •  Creation of a Canadian Disabilities Act
  •  Commitment to sign and ratify the Optional Protocol of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

ASL, real time captioning and attendant services will be provided.RSVP by Friday Sept. 25, 2015 to Melanie Moore at melanie.moore@cilt.ca  or 416-599-2458 ext. 222 or http://accessfef.eventbrite.ca
Follow us on Twitter: @AccessRyerson @ARCHDisability  #AccessFEF


Arts Mechanics Lab 2015

Ever thought about what it would take to bring your arts practice to the next level professionally?

Want to learn more about how to write grants, develop an online presence and how to get paid?

…..THEN IT’S TIME TO GET IN THE LAB

From October 2015 to March 2016, Tangled Art + Disability will host 8 free professional development workshops to a group of disability identified artists, who are interested in better navigating their place in the arts sector.

Each lab provides activities, informative resources and general outcomes lead by experienced mentors.

The workshop series is designed for artists to effectively communicate their artistic practice, build and share knowledge about arts communities and disciplines, connect with peers and learn about opportunities that will help strengthen them as professional artists.

Deadline for Applications is September 21, 2015

For more information contact Arts Mechanics Lab coordinator Jeremiah Bach at jeremiah@tangledarts.org or 647 725 5064.


Arts Mechanics Lab 2015

Ever thought about what it would take to bring your arts practice to the next level professionally?  Want to learn more about how to write grants, develop an online presence and how to get paid?

…..THEN IT’S TIME TO GET IN THE LAB

From October 2015 to March 2016, Tangled Art + Disability will host 8 free professional development workshops to a group of disability identified artists, who are interested in better navigating their place in the arts sector. Each lab provides activities, informative resources and general outcomes lead by experienced mentors.

The workshop series is designed for artists to effectively communicate their artistic practice, build and share knowledge about arts communities and disciplines, connect with peers and learn about opportunities that will help strengthen them as professional artists.

Deadline for Applications is September 21, 2015

For more information contact Arts Mechanics Lab coordinator Jeremiah Bach at jeremiah@tangledarts.org or 647 725 5064.


Get ready to vote

The federal election is on October 19, 2015. 
The Elections Canada Website has information on registering and different ways you can vote, ID requirements, accessibility services, and getting involved and working during the election. 

Make sure you’re registered

• Check, update or complete your voter registration at elections.ca.
• Encourage others to register too!

Watch for your voter information card in the mail
• If your registration is up to date, you’ll get a voter information card in the mail by October 2. It tells you:
 – when, where and the ways you can vote
 – the accessibility of your polling place
 – how to request language interpretation, sign language interpretation or other assistance
• For greater accessibility, we also provide this information at elections.ca, by telephone at 1-800-463-6868 or by TTY at 1-800-361-8935 (for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired).

Check that you have the right ID

• To vote, you will need to prove your identity and address.

Choose 1 of the 4 ways to vote
• At your advance poll from October 9 to 12
• By mail – apply by Tuesday, October 13 (6:00 p.m.)
• At any Elections Canada office in Canada – by Tuesday, October 13 (6:00 p.m.)
• On election day, October 19

There are other ways to vote if you or a family member are in long-term care or are unable to vote in one of the ways listed above.
 
Learn about accessibility services

• Check out the  Accessibility Policy and Service Offering to find out about the tools and services available to you as you get ready to vote in the federal election.
Get involved and apply to work during the election
• Elections Canada will hire over 200,000 Canadians for this election.
• Learn more or fill out an application at elections.ca. You must be at least 16 years old to apply.
Get the latest voting information and share it
• Information is available in multiple formats – audio, video and infographic. Contact Elections Canada to order print, large print, Braille or other formats.
• Election information is available in 31 heritage and 12 Aboriginal languages. Telephone service is available in over 110 languages.

Remember: To vote, you need to be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address

For more information, visit the Elections Canada website, or call 1-800-463-6868.

Elections Canada
 


DramaWay Scholarships available

DramaWay offers a wide range of Creative Arts programming geared and modified for all abilities.   DramaWorks offers Acting/Performance classes, SingingWorks offers vocal/music classes, RhythmWorks offers creative movement/dance classes, and ExpressionWorks/SocialWorks offers leadership and multi arts classes.   There are three locations in Toronto and one in Mississauga.

CILT will provide scholarships to cover registration costs for DramaWay programs to two CILT members or their children.
Eligibility is based on financial need.   Scholarship application forms should be filled out and sent to CILT by September 10, 2015.
For more information, contact Andrea Rae at extension 228.

DramaWay website


The Ex offers free admission to People with Disabilities

The Ex is offering free admission to people with disabilities, +1 for their attendant.   For more information, visit the CNE’s website.

CNE website


ERDCO and CILT Summer Social

  The Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) will be holding a joint summer social with the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) on Saturday September 12th between 12pm and 3pm in Coronation park  at 711 Lakeshore Blvd West under the shelter near the baseball diamonds and restrooms.   Join us for a delicious picnic, games and activities!   Please RSVP to Melanie Moore at melanie.moore@cilt.ca or  416-599-2458 ext 222
 


Lights, Camera, Access auditions

  Lights, Camera, Access (LCA!)is looking for a MALE wheelchair user between the ages of 20-30 years who has an interest in the entertainment industry.   LCA! Is having auditions on August 1st and 2nd /2015 for a short non – union film.   Please contact LCA by email immediately if you have any interest at lightscameraaccess@rogers.com.    


The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program

The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program facilitates a disability and/or mad-identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program for 2015-2016.
Questions about this residency can be directed to Eliza Chandler at eliza@tangled.org or 647-725-5064.