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.


MAPATHON with OCAD’s Inclusive Design Research Centre

Help make our city a more accessible place in time for the Parapan Am Games! The Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University invites you to help make our city a more accessible place in time for the Parapan Am Games!   When: Wednesday, July 22th

Where: IDRC, 205 Richmond St. 2nd Floor   Schedule Training: Available any time between 9 am to 1 pm.
9:00 am – Mapathon 1
2:00 pm – Mapathon 2
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Reception
Join the IDRC for drinks, refreshments and prizes: 5 tickets for Royal Ontario Museum! What you need
Smart phone with data/wifi connection and download AXSmap in advance. If you don’t have a smart phone don’t worry we will put you in a team with someone who does. For more information, visit the IDRC website


Accessibility Innovation Summit

A disability can affect anyone at any stage throughout their life. The Accessibility Innovation Showcase is a first-of-its kind event hosted by the Ontario government, in association with the U.S. Consulate General, to raise the profile of accessibility, demonstrate advances in technology and market-ready innovations, and stimulate investment and growth of the industry.   Coinciding with the 2015 Parapan American Games and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this high profile three-day event will bring together top innovators, investors, local and international dignitaries, government and the public.   When: Saturday, August 8 – Monday, August 10, 2015   For more information, call (416) 325-7914 or TTY at 1-800-268-7095 or 416-325-3408. Email: Accessibility.Showcase@ontario.ca
MaRS website www.marsdd.com


Ontario’s First Patient Ombudsman

Ontario is inviting people across the province to share their ideas on what skills, experience and personality traits they would like to see in the province’s first Patient Ombudsman.   Until August 31, 2015, people can go online to help recruit Ontario’s first Patient Ombudsman by identifying which qualities they think are most important for the role.   The province will use this information to guide its selection of Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman.   The Patient Ombudsman will assist patients and their caregivers who have not had their concerns resolved through existing processes at hospitals, long-term care homes or community care access centres.
Website   Feedback Form


Coordinated Attendant Service Action Strategy (CASAS)

The Coordinated Attendant Service Action Strategy (CASAS) is a multi-faceted project with three central objectives: to review and update the waitlist for adults with physical disabilities seeking attendant outreach or supportive housing services; to develop a central intake and screening centre at PIC for referrals; and to plan for an attendant service strategy for attendant outreach and supportive housing services in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN.)

CASAS is coordinated by CILT with funding from the TC-LHIN.


Coordinated Attendant Service Action Strategy (CASAS)

The Coordinated Attendant Service Action Strategy (CASAS) is a multi-faceted project with three central objectives: to review and update the waitlist for adults with physical disabilities seeking attendant outreach or supportive housing services; to develop a central intake and screening centre at PIC for referrals; and to plan for an attendant service strategy for attendant outreach and supportive housing services in the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN.)   CASAS is coordinated by CILT with funding from the TC-LHIN.


Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report

Access Independent Living Services, CILT, and community partners have published the  Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report.

This is the final report for the focus group phase of the Aging with a Disability project.

We share the participants’ experiences and stories throughout the report to make clear the need for substantive changes to policies and programs around disability and aging in Ontario.

We describe the barriers people with disabilities face as they age and highlight recommendations for improved supports and services for aging with a disability.

Funding for this project is provided by: Ontario Trillium Foundation.


Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report

Access Independent Living Services, CILT, and community partners have published the  Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report.   This is the final report for the focus group phase of the Aging with a Disability project. We share the participants’ experiences and stories throughout the report to make clear the need for substantive changes to policies and programs around disability and aging in Ontario. We describe the barriers people with disabilities face as they age and highlight recommendations for improved supports and services for aging with a disability.   Funding for this project is provided by: Ontario Trillium Foundation.


What’s New – Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report

Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report

Access Independent Living Services and community partners invite you to the launch of Aging with a Disability Focus Group Report.
Date: Wednesday June 24, 2015. Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Place: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson University, 55 Gould St. at Church St.

Registration: Please register by Friday June 19,2015 by using ONE of these three (3) options:
1) Phone: 416-599-2458 ext. 228
2) Email: info@cilt.ca
3) Online: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/aging-with-a-disability-final-report-tickets-17179924617

Food and refreshments will be served. ASL, Captioning, Attendant Services, and other accommodations will be provided upon request. The community partners promote a scent-free environment. Please do not wear fragrances and colognes.

Funding for this project is provided by: Ontario Trillium Foundation

For more information, please click on flyer


What’s New – Access Awareness Event – June 4, 2015

ARCH Disability Law Centre and The Law Society of Upper Canada host discussion about the Carter decision
ARCH Disability Law Centre and The Law Society of Upper Canada present Law Society Public Education Equality Series:
The Carter decision on physician- assisted suicide: where do people with disabilities go from here?

The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter has raised serious questions about its impact on persons with disabilities — many are concerned that the decision leaves them vulnerable.
The discussion will address what Carter means for persons with disabilities; explore the community’s concerns about the decision; and offer guidance on how community members can ensure that their voices are heard in any legislative process that develops, in order to guarantee that the interests of all persons with disabilities are recognized and protected.

When: June 4, 2015
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Panel Discussion
6:00 – 8:00 pm – Reception

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square

RSVP Please register online, by visiting: www.lawsocietygazette.ca/event/access-awareness-event-the-carter-decision/ or
please contact the Equity Initiatives Department of the Law Society of Upper Canada at:
Telephone: 416-947-3300 ext. 3413 or 1-800-668-7380, ext. 3413
TTY: 416-644-4886
E-mail: equityevents@lsuc.on.ca
To access the event listing, copy and paste or click on the link directly below:
http://archdisabilitylaw.ca/node/1036