2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application Now Open

The Helen Henderson Award was established in 2016 to acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing that raises social awareness of a disability issue or barrier. Helen Henderson was a writer, a journalist, and the pioneer of a column in the Toronto Star that brought disability concerns to the public.

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. Award recipient will receive a Lifetime Membership at CILT, and a cash prize of $200. Current employees of CILT cannot apply.


September 3rd, 2018 by 5:00 pm

For submission details, please see the 2018 Helen Henderson Literary Award Application

CILT’s Strategic Plan Renewal

The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) is currently undertaking a review of its current three-year strategic plan from 2014 to 2017 to develop a new one for the period of 2018 to 2021 and beyond.

In keeping with the independent living philosophy, it is key that we hear from consumers, other community members, allies, funders and partners.  CILT would like to we invite you to complete a 10-question survey to assist us in ensuring that we are making the best decisions we can in the current environment. We need to feel we are prepared for foreseeable impacts and reactions to these realities in its new strategic plan.

In addition, the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) requires health service providers to “engage the community of diverse persons and entities in the area where it provides health services when developing plans and setting priorities for the delivery of health services”.

Your responses to this survey will help design and inform CILT’s new strategic plan. The 10-question survey is very brief and will only take about 20-30 minutes to complete.

How to provide input

Please click the link below to go to the survey Web site (or copy and paste the link into your Internet browser): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MQ3BS9S

Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and all of your responses will be kept confidential.

If you cannot access this link or have any other comments or questions, please feel free to contact David Meyers, Senior Manager at David.Meyers@cilt.ca . We also have a word copy of the survey.

Thank you very much for your time and cooperation. Your feedback is integral for this process.