Focus group on how Toronto could improve nonpolice crisis responses for our communities

The City of Toronto has contracted Gerstein Crisis Centre to help them hear from you about how Toronto could improve nonpolice crisis responses for our communities.

To join one of the 90 Minute Focus groups, please contact 416-408-4942 or focusgroup@gersteincentre.org.

For more information, click here.


Food Access and Insecurity in Adults with Mobility Disabilities


A Murder Mystery Movie Night: Knives Out

Join us on Friday October 30th, 6:30-9pm for a slightly spooky start to your Halloween weekend.

We will meet on Zoom to watch Knives Out, presented with closed captioning.

To register, call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 and leave your email OR or email Rebecca at rebecca.wood@cilt.ca (registration is required to receive the zoom link).

Click here for more information.


Accessibility Resilience Program

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has put in place the Accessibility Resilience Program, with generous support from the Government of Canada’s Supports for Student Learning Program through a contribution agreement, to deliver $157,000 in student emergency financial assistance.

Click here for more information.


CILT’s 36th AGM, Awards Presentation & Tribute – Door Package

The door package for CILT’s 36th Annual General Meeting is now available!

  1. Schedule 2020
  2. Agenda 2020
  3. AGM minutes 2019
  4. Slate 2020
  5. Board Nominees Bios 2020
  6. Annual Report 2019-2020

This year, our AGM (from 6:00-6:30 pm) will be followed with the presentation of CILT Awards, and a Tribute to Sandra Carpenter, founding member and former ED of CILT (from 6:30-8:00 pm) .  We will pay tribute to Sandra’s tenacious spirit and her significant contributions to shaping independent living and attendant service delivery in Ontario.

The zoom link for this event will be sent to pre-registrants by Friday October 16th at noon.


CILT COVID-19 Fall Update

CILT remains committed to supporting consumers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we are looking at increasing case counts in Ontario, CILT & Direct Funding remain committed to ensuring that participants in the Direct Funding Program can access their services in a safe environment, minimizing the risk of COVID-19.

For our Fall update and information on some of the other actions CILT has undertaken since March 2020, please click here.


CILT’s 36th Annual General (Virtual) Meeting

Friday October 16, 2020

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration opens

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. AGM

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Award presentations and Tribute to Sandra Carpenter

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and to protect the staff, board and members of CILT, this year’s AGM will be hosted

VIRTUALLY ON ZOOM

Accommodations upon reasonable request

R.S.V.P. by noon, October 8, 2020

Online at https://cilt-agm2020.eventbrite.ca

Phone: (416) 599-2458

TTY: Dial 711 for Bell Relay service

Email: cilt@cilt.ca


2020 Virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit

On October 1, 2020, TTC Board members, management and staff, and members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) will host the TTC’s first ever virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit. This event is held annually to hear from the public about the accessibility of conventional TTC and door-to-door (Wheel-Trans) public transit services in Toronto. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re hosting this event online this year.

Register for the 2020 Virtual Public Forum on Accessible Transit

Event details

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Participate online – view the live stream
  • Participate by phone – 416-764-8658

The Public Forum on Accessible Transit will include captioning and ASL interpreters. You must register for the event, and you can pre-submit any questions you might have online.

TTC staff will share a presentation starting at 7 p.m. highlighting recent accessibility initiatives and plans for the continued improvement of transit in Toronto, including the Wheel-Trans 10-year Strategy, Family of Services, and The Easier Access project initiatives. They will also discuss the TTC’s response to COVID-19. The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer period. Questions may be submitted via the live stream platform, twitter or by phone.

The open Public Forum will provide the opportunity for customers to ask questions, share their experiences, provide feedback, concerns and other comments directly to a panel which will include:

  • Kirsten Watson – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Operations
  • Dwayne Geddes, Head of Wheel-Trans
  • Mark Mis, Head of Service Planning & Scheduling
  • Matt Hagg, Senior Planner, System Access
  • Mazin Aribi, 2020 ACAT Chair

Feedback gathered through the virtual event will be used to inform the TTC’s accessibility planning activities. We look forward to sharing our successes and learning about new ways to improve transit for everyone.


Take Urgent Action Against the Dangers of Electric Scooters in Toronto Zoom Meeting

CILT and CWDO Invite You to Join a 1-hour Live Email Writing Campaign to Toronto’s Mayor and Your City Councillor. Help stop the City of Toronto from allowing electric scooters (e-scooters), a serious new danger to the safety and accessibility of people with disabilities, seniors, and the public.

When: Thurs. Oct 1, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApduGpqDsoE9KlJm1Tr8uHn8YjFGoakd1_

For more info, here is the flyer


Accessible Standards Canada: Have your say!

Accessibility Standards Canada recently launched their first online consultation!

Have your say. Complete the online survey before September 30, 2020 to help them determine:

●        How they can engage with you

●        The research priorities for their next call for proposals

●        The areas of focus for their next set of accessibility standards

You can also participate by email, mail, phone, and in American Sign Language or Langue des signes Québécoise! Visit their consultation webpage for more details on how to participate.

You can call or email them if you have any accessibility needs or questions.

Phone: 1-833-854-7628

You can also engage with them on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.