Toronto Disability Pride March

Stand-up Comedy & Disability

Miles Nadal JCC is offering a program teaching the basics of joke writing and how to use humour to talk difference and explore the disability experience.  ASL interpretation will be available.

For more information, email, call (416) 924-6211 x 335 or visit

For adults 18+

Fee: $150

Disability on Film

Disability on Film is a new 4-part series curated and hosted by Angelo Muredda, PhD in Cinema, University of Toronto. The series sees cinema through a critical lens on disability.

Fee: $10 per class / $32 for the series
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Fall Session:
September 26, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019

Winter Session:
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 30, 2020

For more information or to register, visit

Navigating Financial Systems: For People with Disabilities & their Families

The Miles Nadal JCC is organizing a free workshop with financial advisor Ron Malis to provide an overview of how to navigate financial systems for people with disabilities and their families, including ODSP, RRSP, Henson Trusts and wills.

Dates: Monday, September 23, 2019 and Monday, February 3, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

For more info, please contact or visit

Take Back the Night

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and the Multicultural Women Against Rape present the 39th Annual Take Back the Night.

Learn more about the event:

Date: Friday, September 27th 2019

Location: Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas Street West. Main intersection Bathurst and Dundas


5:00 pm – Activity Hub
6:00 pm – Community Meal
7:00 pm – Rally
8:30 pm – March

Other information: Wheelchair accessible, ASL and deaf interpretation, childcare provided, all welcome!

Resilience Building: Support Group

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre and Vibrant Healthcare Alliance will deliver a support group for survivors of (sexual) violence living with disability.

Dates: October 9th to December 4th
Interviews: September 12, 17 and 25.
Address: 2398 Yonge St, M4P 2H4

Contact Lucy at or 4164868666 x 226

CILT looking for a Board Member

CILT is seeking people with disabilities and their allies to join the Board of Directors. We welcome expertise in a variety of disciplines including disability services, human resources, accounting, legal, business administration and corporate management.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information about the role, please email by Monday, September 16th.

For more information on the role, please download the CILT’s Board of Directors Posting in PDF.

*CILT’s By-laws require that the majority of the board shall be made up of disabled consumers and that the positions of President and Vice-President shall at all times be a disabled consumer. People with disabilities are, therefore, particularly encouraged to apply.


Helen Henderson Literary Award 2019: Open for Submissions!

The Helen Henderson Award was established in 2016 to acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing that raises social awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Helen Henderson was a writer, a journalist, and the pioneer of a column in the Toronto Star that brought disability concerns to the public.

The Award will be granted to a CILT member, or an ally recommended by a CILT member. The Award recipient will receive a Lifetime Membership at CILT, and a cash prize of $200. Current employees of CILT cannot apply. The deadline to submit is September 23rd, 2019 by 5:00 pm.

To review further submission details and to access the application, please download the Word document below:

2019 Helen Henderson Literary Award


“Count us In” Mapping the Needs of Muslims with Disabilities Questionnaire

Do you identify as Muslim and have a disability, or are you a family member or primary caregiver of a Muslim with a disability living in Ontario?

Complete the Questionnaire! Enter a chance to win a $50 gift card!

DEEN Support Services is pleased to launch the “Count Us In: Mapping the Needs of Muslims with Disabilities” Research Project funded by Olive Tree Foundation. Co-Investigators, Rabia Khedr and Ruby Latif invite you to support this research by taking time to complete the questionnaire if you are eligible and also ask you to share this email with your contacts.

Over 12 years ago, the “Toward an Inclusive Ummah: Muslims with Disabilities Speak Out” Report was published. As the population of Canadian-Muslims increases and ages, there is a critical need to further that pioneering research and capture data which will inform evidence-based service delivery. The “Count Us In” research project will help develop a demographic profile of Muslims with disabilities in Ontario in order to raise awareness about, plan for, and implement appropriate services not only in the Muslim community, but also in the mainstream.

 Survey Monkey questionnaire


Transcript – Provincial Debate on Accessibility & Disability Issues

Access the full edited transcript of last May’s Provincial Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues:

Transcript in Word version