The State of Housing in Toronto

Inform yourself for this upcoming election! Learn more about the housing trends and the role played by the City of Toronto.

Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Register online

Flyer State of Housing

Save the date! CILT 34th Annual General Meeting

Our 34th Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time:  4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Venue: St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church. 227 Bloor Street East, Great Hall, Toronto

WheelTrans Drop-off at front entrance of the building.

  • Food and refreshments will be provided and attendants will be available
  • Please specify other accommodations during registration
  • No fragrances, please

R.S.V.P. by noon, October 2, 2018:

Phone: (416) 599-2458 / Fax: (416) 599-3555
TTY: (416) 599-5077

Tangled Art + Disability: September newsletter

Tangled Art + Disability is a charitable organization enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities. Check out their September newsletter to learn more about:

  • Art Exhibition, “Flourishing: Somehow We Stayed Attuned” (Sep 7 – Oct 19, 2018)
  • “Flourishing” Artist Talks
  • Casting Call – Mad Ones Flourishing: Tangled Art + Disability is looking for 4 actors to take part in the upcoming production of “Mad Ones” by Laura Burke
  • Call for Expressions of Interest: Tangled Board of Directors Members
  • Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants (OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant and OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant)
  • Accessibility Innovation in Digital Media

Join Tangled Art + Disability’s mailing list to receive their newsletters regularly.

National Pharmacare: What should national pharmacare look like?

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare is hosting a Town Hall (Community Dialogue Session) in Toronto.  In Budget 2018, the Federal Government announced the creation of an Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. The Council will assess options and provide independent advice to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance on how best to implement national pharmacare in a manner that is affordable for Canadians, employers and governments.  Speakers include: Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair, Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.

  • What should our approach to national pharmacare be?
  • Who should be covered and how should it be implemented?
  • Which medications should be covered?
  • Who would pay for the plan?

The Council wants to hear from you on this important topic.

When: Monday September 24, 2018, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Wellesley Room, Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown, 30 Carlton Street, Toronto ON.

For more information and to register, visit the Let’s Talk Health website.

CILT welcomes its new Executive Director!

The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto is excited to announce Wendy Porch as its new Executive Director, effective October 15, 2018.

Ms. Porch has been working in the field of accessibility, disability, human rights, and education for more than 20 years and is a life-long disability justice advocate.

Read the full news release

2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

*Please note that this event has been postponed due to labour issues at Exhibition Place. We will inform the new date once a location has been announced. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.*


When: Thursday, September 13, 2018.
One-on-One Discussions: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Open Public Forum: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto.

The purpose of the Forum is to update customers about TTC accessibility initiatives, including the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy, Family of Services, Travel Training Pilot Program, and the Easier Access project, and gather feedback about possible improvements to the TTC’s accessible conventional and specialized services.

Customers can meet one-on-one with TTC staff, management, and the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The open Public Forum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

An accessible shuttle bus will be available from Bathurst Station on Line 2 starting at 5:00 p.m. Regularly scheduled accessible service is also available on the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union Station on Line 1 to the nearest stop to the Beanfield Centre at Strachan Avenue (approximately 300 metres).

Wheel-Trans customers may book trips to the Public Forum starting one week prior to the event. Please note that all return trips will be organized after the event finishes at 9:00 p.m. and will not be scheduled in advance.

ASL, captioning, and attendants will be available. Refreshments will not be provided.

A live video stream of the Forum will be available, which will begin at 7 p.m. More information on the live stream is available at

Customers can also join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #TTCAccess, or submit feedback by contacting TTC Customer Service at 416-393-3030 on online at

TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit website


TCHC Accepting Applications for 75 New Affordable Rental Units now open!

PLEASE NOTE: Rental Opportunities Centre TCHC informed CILT that “none of the affordable rental units at 110 River St are accessible”

From September 4 until October 3 at 5 p.m. Toronto Community Housing is accepting applications for one-, two- and three-bedroom affordable rental units in a new building located at 110 River Street. One bedroom units are for seniors (59+) only. Larger units suitable for families. Occupancy is early 2019. Units will be assigned by random draw to eligible applicants. Application details are available at


Flourishing: Somehow We Stay Authentic is an upcoming Tangled Art & Disability exhibit taking place September 7 – October 19, 2018.  “As our understandings of disability shift, we must consider how our definitions of the surrounding world must also shift. FLOURISHING: SOMEHOW WE STAY ATTUNED evokes new dynamics of the disabled experience in its attempts to re-world the narratives of non-normative futures of embodiment.”

For more information, visit the Tangled Art & Disability website.



Job Posting: Indigenous Intern at United Way Greater Toronto

The United Way Greater Toronto is looking for an Intern, Indigenous Collaboration (Full-time, Contract.)  This position will support the Senior Manager in partnership with Indigenous community leaders to co-create and implement an Indigenous Collaboration Framework that will enhance and build relationships and knowledge within and between members of the Indigenous communities, United Way and the community at large.

For more information, contact Sharon Witruk, Senior Manager, Indigenous Collaboration, at

Job Posting on Workforce Now

Access & Inclusion at the Miles Nadal JCC. Registration for fall programs now open!

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is starting registration for its fall programs next week! All their programs are open to people with disabilities. Classes include ASL and ASL II language courses. There is a also a number of programs available designed by and for young adults with disabilities.

Members can start registering now. Registration for the general public starts on August 15. You can either do it online or by calling (416) 924-6211 ext. 0