Virtual Conference – Moving Beyond Repair: Upstream Approaches to Public Health Emergencies

The Dalla Lana School of Public Health is pleased to present the 13th Annual Student-Led Conference, Moving Beyond Repair: Upstream Approaches to Public Health Emergencies. This multi-day virtual event will be held on November 12th to 14th 2020. Click here for more information.

Online learning series on the proposed Canadian Disability Benefit

Achieving a Canadian Disability Benefit is an historic opportunity to end disability poverty. No other government in the world has made such a commitment. It will take a lot of work to turn that opportunity into a reality that is meaningful and inclusive. It will take widespread engagement by disabled people from every corner of the country. Including leadership from Quebec and those from racial minorities, the indigenous community, and those discriminated against because of age, race, colour, gender, and sexuality. It will also take widespread popular support from regular Canadians. Finally, it will take bold political decision making.

Register here to learn from Canadians with expertise and experience at system change.

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

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 (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


Accommodations upon reasonable request

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

Online at

Phone: (416) 599-2458

TTY: Dial 711 for Bell Relay service


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.