Tangled Art + Disability: July newsletter

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

  • Tangled Art + Disability’s website redesign
  • Updates on research survey about barriers to Canadian arts funding
  • Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants
  • Generally Hospital: A comedic revue about a serious place
  • Summer hours

…and more!


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CWDO Toronto Newsletter July, 2018

CWDO has issued 2 newsletters for July: Ontario and Toronto. Below is a list of the topics you can find in their Toronto newsletter.

  1. Arts and Community:
    • Live Choreography: jes sachse and Alice Sheppard
    • Generally Hospital: A Sketch Revue (part of the Toronto Fringe Festival)
    • Gaming Blind documentary
    • Connecting 4 Life: An Accessible Voice in Broadcasting comes to Toronto
    • Audio Described Shows at the Stratford Fest
  2. Transportation: New App Providing Full Service at Select Gas Stations in the GTA
  3. Resources: Access Now App and Report AODA Violations

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CWDO Ontario Newsletter July, 2018

The Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO)  is an organization dedicated to promoting the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, member support and referral.

Check out some the topics of their Ontario newsletter’s latest issue:

  • CWDO’s Board for 2018-19
  • New Minister for Seniors and Accessibility – Raymond Cho
  • Ontario Votes: Polls may be more accessible than before, but a number of people still experience difficulties
  • Careers: Leadership Positions in the disability community (Executive Director, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto and National Executive Director, Independent Living Canada)
  • MAiD Watch: B.C. Civil Liberties Assoc. wants to speed up legal challenge
  • Ontario MAiD Statistics
  • Tech Developments: Microsoft launches $25 million for artificial intelligence
  • CCD: Can the Disability Tax Credit be improved?
  • National News: Accessible Canada Act
  • “Life-changing” camp for people who are deafblind
  • Reports: ‘Disability Tax Benefits’ and ‘Senior Views’

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Participants needed – Food insecurity and mobility disability study

This study is being conducted as part of Ph.D. research dissertation in the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto and has been approved by the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board.

Participants between the ages of 18 to 64, who live outside of a community facility, and who identify as having a mobility disability are needed for a study on food access and mobility in Toronto. This research will explore how the physical environment and social factors, like particular policies, can contribute to food insecurity for populations with mobility disabilities.

Participating in this study will involve completing an interview about your experiences with food access, sharing your thoughts on current policies related to food access and completing a short survey on food insecurity and personal background information.

You will be compensated for participating in this interview. You will have the option as to which interview format you would like to complete.

Interviews will be conducted at a mutually-agreed upon time and location. You will be reimbursed for all travel expenses at the rate of TTC fare. All information you provide will remain confidential.

If you are interested in participating or hearing more, please contact myself, Naomi Schwartz, using the contact information provided below.

Naomi Schwartz, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Email: naomir.schwartz@mail.utoronto.ca or Tel: 647-946-8375

For more info, read the flyer.

Book a session to ride a MOTOmed exercise bike!

MOTOmed is an exercise bike designed to assist people with arm and leg mobility. Each session lasts half hour.

Location: 2398 Yonge Street, Anne Johnston Health Station site

For more information and to book an appointment contact Anne Crasto at 416-489-8666 ext. 263

MOTOmed flyer

NEW Abuse Hotline

Abuse Hotline created for people labelled with intellectual disabilities living in Ontario.

According to the Ministry, “Each call will be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken”

*Please note that this new line is in no way a substitute for situations where a 911 call is required*

There are several ways to report abuse:

TEL: 1-800-575-2222

Email: reportONdisability@ontario.ca

TTY: 416-916-0549

Toll Free: 1-844-309-1025

Full News Release

Housing Listing

Accessible Apartments and Homes Available

If you have an accessible home that you would like to list here, please contact the Inquiries Generalist at 416-599-2458 ext 228.

AODA Violations

Citizens with Disabilities Ontario Survey: Self-Managed Attendant Services

People with disabilities who need attendant services face extremely long waiting times to get those services, especially if they wish to self-manage their service through Direct Funding.

People who have Direct Funding have also raised some issues they would like to have addressed.

CWDO’s Attendant Service Quality Committee (ASQC) has developed a survey get more information. Your responses will help the committee to have more accurate, up-to-date information to inform their proposals to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.



Participatory research at the Law Commission of Ontario

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is an independent research body considering legal questions which work toward access to justice. The projects currently underway include developing a coherent approach to the law as it affects people with disabilities and a similar project focusing on the law as it affects older persons. Other projects consider the degree of protection afforded to vulnerable workers and precarious work, recommendations to modernize and rationalize the Provincial Offences Act, and one which looks at family justice reform.