Right to Housing Community Forum


The Third Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Festival Programming and Tickets Now On Sale

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (MNjcc) is pleased to unveil programming for the third annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Toronto (RAFFTO), Canada’s largest film festival dedicated to showcasing Deaf and disability cultures. The Festival will present 25 films in various venues across the city from May 29 – June 4, 2018.

This year’s lineup includes Canadian premieres from Brazil, Canada, China, Poland, Australia, Latvia, Israel, Ireland, Spain and the U.S. From the remarkable true story of four young students from a school for the blind who leave their small Tibetan village in order to travel to Shenzhen to sing on a TV talent competition in Ballad From Tibet, to a glimpse into the life of Matt who works in his own salon by day and, by night, dresses up as a superhero giving free haircuts to the homeless on a busy Toronto street corner in The Barber of Augusta, this powerful roster of films will educate and excite audiences.

This year’s festival includes ReelAbilities first ever comedy night, which will explore the topics of sexuality and disability, disability rights, the Deaf film scene and inclusive design through panels and workshops. There is also the ReelEducation school and field trip program, which helps to educate youth about life with disabilities.

For more information and for the full schedule, visit the ReelAbilities website .


Self-Advocacy Mentorship for Access to Employment Services and Programs

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians Toronto Chapter is recruiting 12 mentor-mentee pairs to approach employment service providers to enhance their services for job-seekers with disabilities.

To be a mentor you are an adult with a disability who is employed full or part-time, or retired and are interested in sharing your wisdom and support with a job seeker with a disability who is between 18 and 50 years old.

To become a mentee, you are a job seeker with a disability (physical and/or medical, sensory- blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, mental health conditions) and are between 18 and 50 years old, and interested in receiving support and guidance from experienced employed individuals with disabilities in order to achieve your career goals.

To learn more about this opportunity and sign up to be a mentor or a mentee contact our Project Coordinator, Laura Moll, at (416) 419-9253 or lrmoll@rogers.com

Join AEBC Toronto Chapter for advocacy. Contact us at  aebctoronto@gmail.com  or by voicemail:  647-947-9022.

For more info, here is the flyer.


The EMPOWERING WARRIORS PROJECT (EWP)

This project is presented by Springtide Resources and Community Partners

  • Do you want to be empowered?
  • Have you ever considered being a leader or developing leadership skills in an area of your interest?
  • Do you have leadership skills but need opportunities to practice?
  • Do you want to have conversations about reclaiming your identity?
  • Do you self-identify as an indigenous woman or racialized woman who has a disability, Deaf, or an Ally?

If you have said yes to any of these questions, this culturally empowering series is for you. These workshops run every Thursday from 5pm -8pm starting April 12, to May 31, 2018.
To register or for more information contact Melanie Marsden at 416-968-3422 Ext. 24 or by email at melanie@springtideresources.org

Empowering Warriors Project – UPDATED


Boccia Ball Program at Anne Johnston Health Station

Where:  Anne Johnston Health Station 2398 Yonge Street

When: Saturdays, April 7, 21, May 5, 12, 26 June 9, 23, July 7, 21, 2018.

1:00pm-3:00pm

Participants can attend one or all of suitable dates.

Registration is required. Limited Spots Available.

The contact person is Anne Crasto. you can reach her at  416 486-8666 x 263 or annc@ajhs.ca


TTC April Public Meetings

TTC will be hosting a series of public meetings in April 2018. Staff will provide updates and participants can give feedback on Wheel-trans 10 year strategy. More details will be provided on the expansion of The family of Services Pilot, Access Hubs, and Community Bus Pilot routes. Participants will have the opportunity to ask their questions and give input on these initiatives.

 

April 30th 2018 Afternoon Session
Presentation of Wheel-trans 10 year strategy 3:00pm-3:30pm
Q&A Discussion 3:30pm-4:30pm

Evening Session of April 30th
Presentation of Wheel-trans 10 strategy 7:00pm-7:30pm
Q&A Discussion 7:30pm-8:30pm

Downtown: April 18 6:30pm-8:30pm
Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309
55 John St Toronto ON M5V-3C6
Transit: Streetcar 503/ 504/514

Etobicoke April 24th 6:30-8;30pm
Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School, Atrium
28 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr, Etobicoke ON M8V 4B7
Transit bus 44/188

Scarborough: April 25 6:30pm-8:30pm
Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School Cafeteria
959 Midland Ave, Scarborough ON, M1K 4G4
Transit Bus 57

North York: April 30th 2:30pm,- 4:30pm- 6:30pm-8:30pm
North York Memorial Community Hall, Burgundy Room
5 Park Home Ave Toronto M2N-6M1

 

Support Services will be available at each location
Captioning, Attendant care and ASL

Contact Info
Mitchel Underhay, Community Liaison, TTC
416 393-3792
wtconsult@ttc.ca


ReelEducation Program

The ReelEducation Program is a new initiative that shares films about inclusion and accessibility with students in Ontario. The upcoming film fest will take place from May 30 to June 4 and it will be free for SK- Grade 12 students and teachers! Read up on the details on their website.


The EMPOWERING WARRIORS PROJECT (EWP)

This project is presented by Springtide Resources and Community Partners

  • Do you want to be empowered?
  • Have you ever considered being a leader or developing leadership skills in an area of your interest?
  • Do you have leadership skills but need opportunities to practice?
  • Do you want to have conversations about reclaiming your identity?
  • Do you self-identify as an indigenous woman or racialized woman who has a disability, Deaf, or an Ally?

If you have said yes to any of these questions, this culturally empowering series is for you. These workshops run every Thursday from 5pm -8pm starting April 12, to May 31, 2018.
To register or for more information contact Melanie Marsden at 416-968-3422 Ext. 24 or by email at melanie@springtideresources.org

Empowering Warriors Flyer


On The Radar: Street Needs Assessment Volunteer Recruitment

The Street Needs Assessment, a city wide homeless count and survey, is currently searching for volunteers and team leaders to join their team on the night of April 26, 2018.

Indoor locations include homeless shelters and 24-hour respite programs, while outside locations will cover streets and other public spaces mainly in downtown.

For the indoor locations, volunteers and team leaders must be available from 4:30pm to 11:00pm. Those covering outdoor places must be available from 5:30pm to 12 midnight.

Review eligibility and register for Team Lead
Review eligibility and register for Volunteer

If you have questions or require further information, please email the Street Needs Assessment Registration Team at sna@toronto.ca

Find out more information: Street Needs Assessment 2018 – Poster


The Toronto Seniors Forum is recruiting members!