MOVIE NIGHT: A Vibrant CILT Holiday

Join us on Zoom to watch The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

When: Friday December 10th from  6:30-9:00pm EST

Where: Zoom (you must register to receive link)

Cost: Free

Rating: PG

Register: Call Lucy 416 486-8666 ext. 226 or email lucyn@vibranthealthcare.ca

The film will be shown with Closed Captioning and Audio Description. The film may contain material of a sensitive and controversial nature. Check out the trailer for Christmas Chronicles (2018).

Peer Support events are opportunities for people with disabilities and their allies to interact in a supportive Independent Living Environment.

Movie Night is presented by Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living Toronto with generous funding support from United Way of Greater Toronto, The City of Toronto, Independent Living Canada and Ontario Community Health Centres


International Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference | December 4, 2021

Breaking Barriers – Making the Invisible Visible! 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference December 4, 2021 from 1 – 4 PM E.S.T. – Virtual Meeting / Zoom

The goal for this Year’s conference is to spread awareness of invisible disabilities as well as the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health. This virtual conference will be accessible to all and will feature ASL interpreters and real time live captioning. 

When: December 4, 2021 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

Where: Virtually through Zoom

Register: Via EventBrite or via email at aebctoronto@gmail.com if you encounter challenges registering online.


You will hear from diverse speakers with lived experience with disability who share their stories and experiences. The speakers will have a fireside chat about why it is so awkward to talk about invisible disabilities and mental health. This conference will be very interactive, and we want to hear your voices and your stories.

AMI’s Joeita Gupta will co-host and AMI will broadcast live. Joeita Gupta is the host and producer of The Pulse on AMI-audio. She is also a CBC Radio columnist on disability issues and an editor/reporter on CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning. She lives in downtown Toronto with many houseplants, and her husband.

Guest speakers will be announced very soon. Stay tuned! Save your seat and register at EventBrite today! 


ADP Survey Town Hall | November 15, 2021

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians and CCB Toronto Visionaries are inviting you to a Town Hall, at which time you will hear about the ADP Program, reasons for the Survey and have the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about it.

When: Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Registration is not required. To join, click on the Zoom meeting hyperlink or you can use the phone number to call-in: +1 647 374 4685

  • Passcode for the meeting is 439331

Facilitators: John Rae and Ian White.


Accessible COVID-19 Vaccine Townhall

CILT’s Executive Director and Chair of the City of Toronto Accessible Vaccine Task Force Wendy Porch and Nurses from Toronto Public Health will join CILT staff to answer your questions and discuss:

  • Accessible vaccine clinics in Toronto on November 5, 6, and 7 2021
  • The difference between cold, flu and Covid-19
  • Covid-19 vaccine boosters; who needs to get a 3rd shot
  • Covid-19 vaccines for children
  • How to book vaccines if you require in-home or one on one appointments
  • Covid19 Vaccine Receipts

Please feel free to submit additional questions about Covid19 vaccines when you register.

When: Tuesday November 2, 2021, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Where: over Zoom

To Register: Apply through Zoom

If you need support with registration, please contact:

Email: rebecca.wood@cilt.ca 

Phone: 416-599-2458 ext 291, TTY: Dial 711 for Bell Relay Service

ASL to English interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided. Please let us know in registration if you require any additional accommodation.

This event is funded by the City of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Project and is presented in collaboration with the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and a cross-disability team of partner organizations outreaching to disabled Torontonians within their neighbourhoods to address vaccine questions and barriers.


City of Toronto’s “Let’s get T.O. Vaccinated” | Super Supportive Vaccine Clinics [ANOTHER LOCATION]

Do you or a family member:

  • Have a fear of needles?
  • Need to sit down while waiting?
  • Need a quiet space to get vaccinated?
  • Need a companion with you as you get vaccinated?
  • Need an ASL interpreter?

If yes to any of the above, you will find the support you need at this special clinic.

WHEN:

Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7

From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

LOCATION:

North York Seniors Centre, 21 Hendon Ave

Open to anyone born 2009 or earlier for first or second dose of Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. No registration or OHIP needed. Physically accessible location.

Do you have questions about vaccines or COVID-19? Call Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: 416-599-2458 or 711 for Bell Relay Service to connect to an Ambassador, or you can talk to a nurse at the clinic. You can also visit the City of Toronto COVID-19 website. 


City of Toronto’s “Let’s get T.O. Vaccinated” | Super Supportive Vaccine Clinics

Do you or a family member:

  • Have a fear of needles?
  • Need to sit down while waiting?
  • Need a quiet space to get vaccinated?
  • Need a companion with you as you get vaccinated?
  • Need an ASL interpreter?

If yes to any of the above, you will find the support you need at this special clinic.

WHEN:

Friday, November 5 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 6 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS:

Elm Bank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd

Oakridge Community Centre, 63 Pharmacy Avenue (at Danforth Avenue)

St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth Street, Etobicoke

Open to anyone born 2009 or earlier for first or second dose of Moderna and Pfizer vaccine. No registration or OHIP needed. Physically accessible location.

Do you have questions about vaccines or COVID-19? Call Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: 416-599-2458 or 711 for Bell Relay Service to connect to an Ambassador, or you can talk to a nurse at the clinic. You can also visit the City of Toronto COVID-19 website. 


Helen Henderson Award Recipient 2021 | Anne Borden King

At our October 15th, 2021 Annual General Meeting, CILT was thrilled to award this year’s Helen Henderson Literary Award to Anne Borden King for her brilliant article, “The House at 600 Sanitorium Road.

The story highlighted the history of brutally abusive treatment thousands of disabled children and adults endured at the London, Ontario institution, “Child Parent Resource Institute (CPRI).”

Anne is Co-founder of Autistics for Autistics, a valued partner of CILT, and a strong advocate for the self-advocacy rights of Autistics. She has a regular podcast called “Noncompliant – the podcast” that explores neurodiversity and human rights.

You can follow Anne on Twitter: @AgainstCures


PDN Vibrant Songs and Discussion for Parents with Disabilities and Children (newborn-4 years old)

Join us for songs, rhymes and stories (for children newborn to 4 years old) and time for discussion and connection with other parents with disabilities.  If you would like to join for just the discussion/peer support portion of this program only, please feel free to join in at 11:30am.

Please let us know about any accommodation or zoom support needs when you register for the event.  Automatic closed captions will be turned on. Participants can join by phone if necessary.

When:

  • Friday November 12, 2021 at 11am
  • Friday December 10, 2021 at 11am

Where: over Zoom

To register: email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or Call 416-599-2458 ext 291

Presented by: Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, Ontario’s Community Health Centres and Independent Living Canada.


Nurturing Assistance Information Session

Nurturing Assistance refers to additional attendant hours that can be accessed by parents with physical disabilities that qualify for Attendant Services.

Presenters from the Attendant Services Application Centre and the Direct Funding program as well as parents using Nurturing Assistance will answer the questions:

  • What is Nurturing Assistance (NA)?
  • How do you access NA through Direct Funding?
  • How do you apply for NA through ASAC?
  • How do you access NA through Attendant Service providers?

When: Wed Nov 10, 2021 6-7:30

Where: Over Zoom (please register to receive the link)

Register: Zoom platform link or call 416-599-2458 ext 291

Deadline to Register: Sunday November 7th

Please feel free to submit further questions when you register. Let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event.  ASL interpretation will be provided if the need is confirmed by the registration deadline. Automatic closed captions will be turned on. Participants can join by phone if necessary.

Presented by: The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, and Independent Living Canada.


PDN and Vibrant | Parent Peer Support Check-In

This evening peer support session is a chance for disabled parents to connect with one another to share challenges, successes and problem-solve together. Please let us know about any accommodation or Zoom support needs when you register for the event. Automatic closed captions will be turned on. Participants can join by phone if necessary. We need at least 3 people registered to run this program.

When: Wednesday Oct 20th, 2021  8pm-9pm

Where: Over Zoom (please register to receive the link)

Register: email rebecca.wood@cilt.ca or call 416-599-2458 ext 291

Presented by: Vibrant Healthcare Alliance and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto’s Parenting with a Disability Network with generous funding from the United Way Greater Toronto and the City of Toronto, Ontario’s Community Health Centres and Independent Living Canada.