January 23 Federal Election

Since a federal election has been called for January 23rd, please advise everyone that if they are concerned about being unable to access their polling booths due to adverse weather conditions or for other reasons, they can cast their ballots by mail.

It is necessary to provide proof of identity and address when registering. The deadline to register to vote by mail is January 17th so it is important that the form arrives at your local Office of the Returning Officer before then.

The Diner’s Club is going to

  Kelsey’s 1972 Eglinton Avenue East
(Eglinton & Birchmount)
Wednesday January 18, 2006
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CUISINE:  Continental (everything) COST:      $6.95 and up
HOSTED BY: Dawn Luke Please R.S.V.P. to Nancy at (416) 599-2458 or by TTY at (416) 599-5077.  by “no later than” October 5, 2005.

Please R.S.V.P. to Nancy at (416) 599-2458, ext. 27 or by TTY at (416) 599-5077 by “no later than” January 11, 2006.

Master Control Junior Technician

There are internships available at Channel Zero for the position of MASTER CONTROL JUNIOR TECHNICIAN

Channel Zero, a digital provider for six national networks, is looking for organized, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, quick learners who are able to work with minimum supervision to join our dynamic Master Control team.

Ideal applicant will be 19 years of age or older and available to work flexible hours on a part-time basis.  The position includes an initial one month internship.  Upon completion of the internship, if both parties agree, the position may become permanent part-time with salary.

The Skills Required are:
–   Moderate PC software and hardware experience and knowledge.
–   Basic knowledge of video hardware (VCR’s, DVD, Televisions)
–   Basic knowledge of video media (VHS, DVD, Beta Tapes)
–   Related background in PC support and/or broadcast industry OR
equivalent education in related fields.
–   Basic editing using PC or MAC
–   Basic typing and keyboard skills
–   Good multitasking skills
–   Detail Oriented
The deadline for this position is Monday, December 12, 2005
Please send resumes to: info@movieola.ca
    Channel Zero is an equal opportunity employer dedicated diversity in its workforce.


Musical Smorgasboard

You are invited to a fundraiser for LASER EAGLES ART GUILD

  • Featured performances by David Sauberman, classical and popular pianist, and others to be named later (perhaps you?!)
  • Laser Eagles Idols contest – let me know ahead of time what you would like to perform
  • Socializing – lots of time to schmooze
    Silent Auction

How much: $10 admission; $5 for children

When:  Friday, Dec. 9th, 7 – 10:45PM

Where: First Unitarian, 175 St. Clair West, just west of Ave. Rd., and within walking distance of St. Clair West subway station; wheelchair accessible

What to bring: Yourself and your voice; checkbook or cash for silent auction
What else: Items for donation to silent auction are welcome

*Laser Eagles provides a chance for people with disabilities to make paintings in an inclusive atmosphere

PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS with Judy and David Sauberman,
416-516-7221 (home)  416 -839-9094  (cell)
e -mail: david@lasereagles.org;

International Day of People with Disabilities

The City of Toronto, in partnership with community and business partners, invites you to celebrate with us.

Friday, December 2, 2005
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Metro Hall Rotunda
55 John St. (King and John streets)

  • Celebrating achievements of unsung heroes
  • Showcasing City’s success stories
  • Sharing ideas
  • Refreshments

RSVP as space is limited!
TTY: 416-338-0889 Attendant care and captioning provided

Education Wife Assault

Presents the Final of a 4-part workshop series:
From Stress to Strength”
Learn to Find the Sources of Stress in Your Life with Greater Awareness & Practical Tools

For Women with Disabilities & Deaf Women
Facilitated By Women with Disabilities & Deaf Women

Saturday November 26, 2005
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Anne Johnston Health Station
2398 Yonge Street (Yonge & Montgomery)
Toronto, Ontario

Register Early, Limited Spaces
$5.00 or Pay What You Can!
Please bring exact change if you can.

Refreshments will be provided.  ASL Interpreters, Computer
Note-taking, Attendant Care and Child Care Services can be provided on request.

To register, please contact Fran Odette by November 18, 2005.
Phone #: 416-968-3422. Ext: 30
TTY   #:  416-968-7335
E-mail: fodette@womanabuseprevention.com

Youth Drop-In Video Dance Party

  Buy your tickets at the door

Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005
Cost: $5.00
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
For youth ages 16- 29 years!
Earl Bales Community Centre
4169 Bathurst St. (Bathurst and Sheppard)

Snacks will be provided
There will be Raffles for a variety of Gift Certificates
Attendant Services will be available R.S.V.P. Julie Osbelt   416-425-6220 ext. 3298

Time To Celebrate –Supreme Court Grants Leave To Appeal In Via Rail Case

  The Supreme Court of Canada today agreed to CCD’s  application for leave to appeal  the VIA Rail decision.   The Supreme Court stated  ” The application for leave to appeal is granted with costs to the Applicant in any event of the cause.”   The Supreme Court by this decision has shown its concern for the equality of Canadians with disabilities.   Its granting of costs related to our application for leave, regardless of the outcome of the appeal, is quite exceptional.   CCD will seek at the Supreme Court of Canada to ensure that a sustantive theory of equality is understood and that the duty to accommodate Canadians with disabilities is stated in a rigorous and proactive manner.     This case is of fundamental importance to Canadians with disabilities and all equality seekers in that the Federal Court of Appeal decision undermines the substantive gains made in the Meorin and Grismer cases.  CCD encourages other equality seeking organizations, particularly non-disabiltiy specific groups, to consider intervening in this appeal.

CBC Is Looking For Adoptive Parents With Disabilities

Moving On is a documentary program that tells stories about people with disabilities who are developing their own ways to live more independently.

People with disabilities are seldom seen or heard in the mainstream media. Moving On presents them in all their diversity: at work, receiving and dispensing healthcare, using and developing technology, forging relationships, producing art and entertainment, and playing sports. The people seen in our programs are neither victims nor superheroes, but human beings striving to live as full a life as possible. By their example, the people who appear on Moving On challenge stereotypes that prop up the physical and attitudinal barriers that limit their full inclusion in Canadian society.

We are presently working on a story about adoptive parents with disabilities and would like to speak with anyone who has gone through, or currently going through the adoption process. If you would like to share your story with us please contact Joanne Smith at 416.205.5075 or joanne_smith@cbc.ca .

A Victorian Christmas Celebration

  • Traditional Dinner with Foods of the Season
  • A Fine Art Sale
  • Specialty Gift Baskets
  • Victorian Gingerbread House & Christmas Tree Auction
  • Musical Entertainment

The Imperial Room The Fairmont Royal York Hotel 100 Front Street West Toronto, Canada   Thursday, December 8, 2005    6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.   On behalf of Epilepsy Ontario In support of its programs for youth   Please join us in Semi-Formal or Victorian Attire.