Wheelchair for Sale-Available until May 3rd

Brand new, never used, bought for $11,000 in 2010.

Specs as follows:

Q600 black from 2010

75-amp NE controller

14″ pneumatic tires

Foot platform

Swing away joystick Right side

Synergy Seat

15×16

14-18 width package, 14-18 depth package

18″ back canes with push handles

Single post armrests with waterfall arm pads

 

Available for pickup in Hog’s Hollow neighborhood in Toronto between April 29 and May 3

If interested, contact Cheryl by cell/text at 778-883-6229.


MAiD Watch

Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) is concerned about the role that social barriers and ableism may play in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Avis Favaro, a journalist doing research on the risks of MAiD, is currently interviewing people with stories to tell. She can be reached via tweeter at @CTV_AvisFavaro. Visit the CWDO website to read more about the topic in the latest issue of their newsletter. Members of the CILT community are encouraged to become CWOD members to receive their newsletters directly.


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, here is the flyer.


Help Develop Ontario’s Budget

  Ontario is hosting in-person and online consultations across the province, and seeking public input to help develop the province’s Budget.    For the second year in a row, the province has launched Budget Talks, an online consultation tool that makes it easier for the public to help shape policies and programs that will be part of Ontario’s future.   Ontario is looking for public input on how the province can:

  • Invest in people’s talents and skills
  • Build and revitalize public infrastructure
  • Support an innovative business environment
  • Improve public services

Ontarians can get involved in the conversation by visiting ontario.ca/budgettalks where you can:

  • Share, discuss and vote for ideas online by January 31, 2016
  • Learn how to attend one of the public town halls across the province
  • Email ideas to submissions@ontario.ca
  • Mail in your ideas
  • Tweet ideas using #BudgetTalks

For more information including quick facts, additional resources, and contact information, visit the Ontario Newsroom website or Budget Talks.

Ontario Newsroom

Budget Talks
 


Christmas Concerts with ASL Interpretation

  There will be two upcoming Christmas events that include ASL interpretation up on the stage:   The City of Toronto will host its annual Christmas Concert.   When: Thursday December 24, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Rotunda of the Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West   The concert lasts approximately one hour and will conclude with a visit from Santa! For more information, visit the City of Toronto website.   And:
  Toronto Christmas Market will once again provide ASL interpreted shows up on stage.
When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Where: Distillery Historic District             2:00 pm Santa’s Elves Singalong with ASL Interpretation             2:30 pm Children’s Storytelling with ASL Interpretation   For more information, visit the Toronto Christmas Market website.

 


Ontario Improving Employment Opportunities for People Facing Barriers

Province Invests $4 million to Pilot Community Loans Fund

Ontario is partnering with leading financial institutions to create a fund aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people facing employment barriers.

The Community Loans Fund, part of Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, will provide discounted rates on financial products, such as loans, to businesses that commit to hiring people facing barriers such as people with disabilities, long-term unemployed, older unemployed, newcomers to Canada and unemployed Indigenous persons.

The province is partnering with Alterna Savings, Libro Credit Union, First Ontario Credit Union and Meridian to deliver this fund.

For more information, visit the Ontario Newsroom website.

Ontario Newsroom


Ontario Improving Employment Opportunities for People Facing Barriers

Province Invests $4 million to Pilot Community Loans Fund
Ontario is partnering with leading financial institutions to create a fund aimed at increasing employment opportunities for people facing employment barriers.   The Community Loans Fund, part of Ontario’s Accessibility Action Plan, will provide discounted rates on financial products, such as loans, to businesses that commit to hiring people facing barriers such as people with disabilities, long-term unemployed, older unemployed, newcomers to Canada and unemployed Indigenous persons.   The province is partnering with Alterna Savings, Libro Credit Union, First Ontario Credit Union and Meridian to deliver this fund.  For more information, visit the Ontario Newsroom website.   Ontario Newsroom    


Enabling Minds

CMHA Ontario presents A FREE PUBLIC FORUM
#A Better Serve: Enabling Mental Health Accessibility
in Ontario’s Physical Activity Field   When: December 3 , 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm
           (International Day of Persons with Disabilities)

Where: Nancy’s Auditorium, YWCA Elm Centre, 87 Elm Street, Toronto   Speakers’ Panel, Networking, Light Refreshments Free, space limited.
For more information and to pre-register, visit the Enabling Minds website.

Flyer
 


Helen Henderson Literary Award

The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) is accepting applications for the Helen Henderson Literary Award.

This award will be granted to a CILT member, or an ally recommended by a CILT member, who produced an outstanding piece of writing related to raising public awareness of a disability issue or barrier.

The award recipient will receive a lifetime membership at CILT, plus a cash prize of $200.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m., Mar. 31, 2016. Eligibility criteria include:

  • One (1) published piece of writing (published on a website, blog, open letter to the editor or in a journal, newsletter or magazine);
  • Submission must be in English or French;
  • Minimum 700 words; maximum 3,000 words;
  • Addresses at least one (1) disability issue or barrier;
  • Published within a year of the submission deadline.

For more information on Helen Henderson, her legacy and how to apply for this award, please download the application here.


NEADS is seeking participants for an on-line survey

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking participants for an on-line survey for students who identify with mental health conditions.

Post-secondary students with mental health difficulties are needed to help them develop an online transition program geared towards students.

The Assessment and Resource Centres of Ontario (one at Queen’s University and ne at Cambrian College) have been funded to develop an online transition rogram in both a northern and southern region of Ontario for students with ental health issues transitioning from high school to post-secondary ducation.

In order to address current gaps in transition programming, NEADS is looking for information from students with mental health concerns who are 18 and older and who have been accepted into or are currently studying at a post-secondary institution in Ontario.

For more information, visit the NEADS website, or contact Alana Holmes at alana.holmes@cambriancollege.ca or at 705-566-8101 ext. 7643.

NEADS website 

Survey