Access & Inclusion at the Miles Nadal JCC. Registration for fall programs now open!

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre is starting registration for its fall programs next week! All their programs are open to people with disabilities. Classes include ASL and ASL II language courses. There is a also a number of programs available designed by and for young adults with disabilities.

Members can start registering now. Registration for the general public starts on August 15. You can either do it online or by calling (416) 924-6211 ext. 0

 


Tangled Art + Disability: August newsletter

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

  • Fall/Winter 2018 Exhibition Series: FLOURISHING (September to December)
  • Call for Expressions of Interest: Tangled Board of Directors Members
  • Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants (OAC Exhibition Assistance Grant and OAC Theatre Creators Reserve Grant)
  • Summerworks: A curated festival for new and experimental work ( August 9th- 19th)

…and more!

 

Join Tangled Art + Disability’s mailing list to receive their newsletters regularly.


Accessible Canada Act

The Government of Canada introduced on June 20, 2018 Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The goal of this bill is to ensure that everyone can fully participate in society and the economy, regardless of one’s abilities.

The Government of Canada held the largest and most accessible consultation on accessibility in Canada’s history, and to further the objectives of the legislation it will invest about $290 million over 6 years.

To find out more about the Accessible Canada Act and what the government is doing to improve accessibility, visit the Accessible Canada website.


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.


Celebrate Deaf Awareness Day

The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Toronto is hosting its 2nd Annual “Deaf Awareness Day.” International Deaf Awareness Week is an annual worldwide event initiated by the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to celebrate the culture, heritage and language unique to deaf people of the world.

  • American Sign Language classes (ASL) and games
  • Informative workshops on Deaf leadership, rights and more…
  • Free information kit
  • Communication devices displays
  • Information booths
  • Snacks and drinks on sale during lunch hour

When: Thursday October 15, 2009 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm.
Where: The Canadian Hearing Society, 271 Spadina Road

For more information, call (416) 928-2500 ext. 304, TTY: (416) 964-0023.