Tangled Art + Disability: June newsletter

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

  • Pandi film screening
  • Tangled’s first tweet chat
  • Barriers to Canadian arts funding research survey
  • Canada Council for the Arts recognized integrated dancer recipient of Michael J. Fox Award

…and more!


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Springtide Resources’ Empowering Warriors Project (EWP)

Are you interested in 2SLGBTQ+ positive workshops for indigenous and racialized people with disabilities, Deaf people and allies? If so, this culturally empowering series is for you!

These reflective workshops include discussions on leadership, confidence building, community networking and activism. Enjoy an evening of discussion, food, and fun while learning and sharing.

When:  Saturdays on June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd, 2018 from 1-4 pm
Where: 215 Spadina Avenue suite 220, M5T 2C7

For more information and to register, contact Melanie Marsden at 416-968-3422 Ext. 24 or by email at melanie@springtideresources.org


Full Edited Transcript and Webcast Available for Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues

The Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues took place on May 16 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm at Ryerson University.

Read the Full Edited Transcript of the Debate

Watch the Recorded Webcast of Debate https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/72/Watch/12595.aspx

The debate co-moderators were Mark Wafer and Michelle McQuigge.

The following candidates attended the debate:

  • New Democratic Party – Monique Taylor, Hamilton Mountain
  • Liberal Party – Damin Starr, Hamilton Mountain
  • Progressive Conservative Party – Christine Elliott, Newmarket-Aurora
  • Green Party – Mike Schreiner, Leader, Guelph


For more information, please contact John Mossa, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Tel: 416-599-2458 ext.238 or E-mail: ilskills@cilt.ca

Flourishing: a documentary


Flourishing is a short documentary about suffering and human flourishing.

The laws and normative practice surrounding Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada are in flux.  As judges, legislators and policymakers interpret the details of the Supreme Court’s Carter Decision and Parliament’s subsequent Bill C-14, Canadians must consider fundamental philosophical questions such as “what makes a life worth living?” and “what is a good life?”.

The Canadian Association for Community Living wishes to expand Canadians’ understanding of these questions in a documentary that profiles the lives of three individuals who have experienced considerable suffering due to mental health, physical disability, or cognitive and intellectual disability. The goal of this film is to show how flourishing is complex and often co-exists with suffering in surprising ways.

For more information, contact Scott Baker at scott@adjacentpossibilities.org.


UPDATED – Province-Wide Parties Debate on Accessibility and Disability Issues

Community Partners invite people with disabilities and their allies from across Ontario to ask questions to each party regarding: Accessible/Subsidized/Supportive Housing, Employment, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Education and other disability issues.


DATE: Wednesday May 16, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre,
55 Gould St. (south-west side of Gould Street and Church Street)


RSVP by Friday May 11, 2018. Seating is limited.

Register by Eventbrite https://disabilitydebate2018.eventbrite.ca or contact Robin Simmons at inquiry@cilt.ca or 416-599-2458 ext. 293

Submit your debate questions on Eventbrite or Twitter #disabilitydebate2018

Provincial debate will be Webcast. Follow us @CIL_Toronto for updates.


For more info, here is the updated flyer.

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.

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.


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

International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Peel

Karlene Nation, CTV Diversity Reporter will be the Master of Ceremonies. Speakers will inspire you with their stories and share the accessibility progress that various levels of governments have made to date. Speakers include:

  • Madeleine Meilleur – Minister of Community and Social Services
  • Michelle Amerie – Artist, sculptor, painter, photographer and writer
  • Jeff Preston – Aspiring Community Advocate and Motivational Speaker

In addition, the Regional Accessibility Advisory Committee will be recognizing the recipients of their annual Accessibility Awards. The afternoon will include an overview of key accessibility initiatives and thought-provoking round table discussions to engage event participants in accessibility planning at the Regional level.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Embassy Grand Convention Centre
8800 The Gore Rd.
Brampton, ON

You may also register by calling 905-791-7800, ext. 4778, or emailing   zzg-aac@peelregion.ca
As space is limited, pre-registration for this event is requested by Friday, Nov. 20, 2009.

AODA Consultation with Charles Beer

Charles Beer is doing the first 5-year review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) has arranged for Mr. Beer to meet with Ontarians on-line at a free, “Town Hall” type of meeting.

When:  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: On-line – IDEAL Auditorium 1  www.ideal-group.org/cwdo/


July 13 to 19th has been proclaimed Mad Pride Week in the City of Toronto.  A week of activities celebrating psychiatric survivors, consumers and mad folks will take place at Metro Hall Rotunda, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre) and other locations.

For more information, visit the Mad Pride blog or email madpridetoronto@yahoo.com.