Centennial College: Job Positions

Poverty and People with Disabilities: A Conversation

Share your ideas about the priorities the City needs to have in its action plan to reduce poverty among people with disabilities. All feedback will be submitted to the City.

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm
Place: Anne Johnston Health Station/Tobias House, 2398 Yonge Street. North-West corner of Yonge and Montgomery
RSVP by: Wednesday, August 15th. Space is limited.
RSVP to: Robin Simmons at (416) 599-2458, ext 293 or inquiry@cilt.ca
Please let Robin know about any dietary restrictions or any other accommodations by August 15th.

Light refreshments will be served. Small Honorarium and TTC Tokens for participants. Attendant Services and ASL available. This is a scent-free environment. 

Poverty Reduction Strategy Flyer

City of Toronto’s 2019-2021 Poverty Reduction Strategy Action Plan

The City of Toronto has started a new consultation process to develop its next four-year Poverty Reduction Strategy Action Plan (2019-2021.)  The Poverty Reduction Strategy contains 12 recommendations across the following five themes: Housing Stability, Service Access and Coordination, Transportation Equity, Food Access, and Quality Jobs and Livable Incomes.

For more information, visit the City of Toronto website.

To share your ideas in an online survey, visit the Poverty Reduction Strategy Community Conversation Guide.

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.

Sidewalk Labs: Designing a District for Urban Innovation and Accessibility

The Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) is an international community of open source developers, researchers, designers, and advocates who collaborate to ensure that the emerging technology is designed inclusively.

Working in partnership with the tri-government agency Waterfront Toronto and the local community, the IDRC is currently developing a “smart district” called Quayside at waterfront. Sidewalk lab’s team intends to pilot some of their smart technologies in transportation, housing, and energy use in this neighbourhood.

To learn more about this innovative project visit the Sidewalk Labs website or the Co-designing Inclusive Cities website.