CILT now hiring for the DF Program


Diners’ Club March 2019

Join us for fun, food and friendship every third Thursday of every month at a different, affordable, accessible restaurant in the city.

Check out the details for March’s event:

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Restaurant:  Jack Astor’s
Type of Cuisine: Pub Fare
Price Range: $1200 – $25.00
Address: 10 Dundas Street East
Closest intersection: Yonge and Dundas
Phone: (416) 263-9800
Closest Subway Stations: Dundas Station
RSVP Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2019
RSVP by Phone: (416)-599-2458 ext. 293
By Email: inquiry@cilt.ca
Via Eventbrite: https://marchdinersclub2019.eventbrite.ca

For reservation purposes, it is important that you RSVP by the deadline. We encourage you to RSVP via EventBrite.

Members are responsible for the cost of their own meal.
CILT will make every effort to have an attendant available for this event; however, we are unable to guarantee this. Those who must have an attendant with them to fully enjoy this event are encouraged to bring their own.

PLEASE NOTE:  CILT’s Attendant will remain at the restaurant up to 30 minutes after the event’s end time.  We appreciate you keeping this in mind when booking your WheelTrans ride.


Accessibility Town Hall at the Ontario Legislature

Join the Accessibility Town hall on April 10th at Queen’s Park. This is an opportunity to share your opinions on accessibility in Ontario and the AODA’s 2025 full accessibility commitment. Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden, David Lepofsky (Chair, AODA Alliance) and Sarah Jama (Disability Justice Network of Ontario) will be at the event.

For more information, visit:  https://www.aoda.ca/april-10-2019-queens-park-accessibility-town-hall

 


AbilitiesExpo Toronto coming up!

Stop by the Direct Funding Program booth at the AbilitiesExpo Toronto. The event will take place from April 5 to 7 at the International Centre, Hall 5 in Mississauga. Come to Booth 317 to meet our staff, and find out how to apply for Direct Funding. For more information, visit the AbilitiesExpo website.


Job Posting: Accessibility & Inclusion Subject Matter Expert for onBoard Canada, Ryerson University

This onBoard Canada initiative is a component of The Accessibility Project of The Chang School. onBoard Canada is an internationally recognized program that raises the standard for modern and inclusive governance.

The Accessibility and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert will be responsible for the production of onBoard Canada’s first-ever Accessible Boards Toolkit, which will include the development of curriculum as well as a self-assessment tool.

The Closing Date is Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm.  If you are interested in this position, you may provide a cover letter and resume to onboardcanada@ryerson.ca.

Job Description in Word

Job Description in PDF

 


Accessible Media Inc. – TV casting call!

Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)-tv is the world’s first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. It is included as part of the basic digital cable package from most television providers across the country at no additional cost. All content on AMI-tv includes closed captioning.

AMI-tv is looking for individuals (ages 25+) from the disability community to host a lifestyle show. See details below:

  • Specs: Fun, outgoing personalities that will engage viewers
  • Filming Location: Toronto
  • Shoot Date: Contract starting in August/September, Part-Time position
  • Apply by sending an email to contact@julescasting.com (include a short bio and picture) or you may also visit the Jules Casting website.

 


D-Net Re-discovered : Benchmark Disability TV series now on YouTube

D-Net, The Disability Network, was a news and current affairs television series broadcast on CBC and Newsworld from 1990 to 1997.

Read the full D-Net press release in Word format.


Portable Housing Benefit – Special Priority Program

The Province of Ontario announced that it will be funding a portable housing benefit (PHB) that will eventually support up to about 3,000 households across Ontario. The benefit will be available to any household that is eligible for the Special Priority Housing Category (SPHC).

This new Portable Housing Benefit:

    • can be used towards the household’s current housing or a unit they move in to
    • is ongoing (permanent) with no end or expiry date
    • eligibility is reviewed each year based on your income tax filing;
    • can increase or decrease annually as income and rental rates change
    • can be used for rent anywhere in Ontario
    • is paid directly to the household
    • the monthly PHB amount will be calculated based on average monthly rent and adjusted family net income.
    • is available now

If you received a letter from Housing Connections (Access to Housing) over the summer to review this alternative housing option, contact Housing Connections at 416-397-7438, or by email at hap@toronto.ca.  More information can also be found on the City of Toronto’s Shelter Support and Housing Administration’s website, or by visiting a housing help centre.

Shelter Support and Housing

Housing Help

 


GO Accessibility Survey

The Metrolinx Universal Design Team has designed a survey to collect feedback from customers with disabilities or others who may require accessible services.  Metrolinx wants to better understand customers’ experience on GO Transit to improve services and to stay informed about the accessibility planning process.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete (longer with a screen reader).

GO Accessibility Survey

If you can’t open the GO Accessibility Survey link, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/p1869644333.aspx?l=9&svt=D4W6

 

 

 


My Vote TO – Get informed for this fall’s election!

Get informed and  Engaged in Toronto’s fall municipal election through the City’s My Vote Toronto website.

KEY DATES:

From September 20, 2018

  • Voters can input their address and find which ward they live in, view the candidates who are running in their ward and view their ward map.

From September 24, 2018

  • Voters can find out if they are on the City of Toronto voters’ list.
  • Voters can add or update their information on the voters’ list until 11:59 p.m. on October 1.
  • Voters who missed the deadline to add or update their information can add their name on the list when they go to vote.
  • Voters can find out where and when to vote.

From October 8, 2018

  • Voters can view a sample of their ballot