Save the Date – ODSP Action Coalition

Are you interested in endorsing the rights and equity of people with disabilities? Join the upcoming group meeting and have your voice heard! See the details below:

Date: Monday April 9th 2-4 pm
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre- Conference Room 2
150 Borough Drive

  1. Discuss how to work together to prepare for the upcoming provincial election.
  2. Talk about possible changes and reforms to social assistance systems in Ontario
  3. Share knowledge, share ideas, stay informed.
  4. Learn more about the ODSP Action Coalition and how you can help make positive changes.

RSVP By April 2nd 2018 to Rachel Vance:

New board members needed at ERDCO

ERDCO is looking for new members to join its board of directors. The meetings happen once a month via conference call.

You are welcome to apply if you have experience in governance, event planning, fundraising, social media communication, advocacy, accessibility and disability justice. If you have limited experience but time and passion for social justice you are also encouraged to join!

Send a one page bio to with a statement of interest. Include your name, phone number and email address. Write about yourself and explain why you want to be a board member.

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

The Toronto Seniors Forum is recruiting members!

Direct Funding is now hiring!

AODA Violations

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 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
  • 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    

Enabling Minds

#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.