Participants needed – Food insecurity and mobility disability study

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.

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Can people with disabilities solve Ontario’s labour shortage?

The Ontario Disability Employment Network released part one part in a five-part series highlighting the benefits of inclusive hiring practices, looking at how hiring people with disabilities is of value for Ontario businesses.

Public Consultations City of Toronto for Accessibility

The City of Toronto updating their multi-year Accessibility Plan, that outlines the City’s strategy to prevent and remove barriers, and meet requirements under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). They are asking for feedback on the experiences, preferences and diverse needs of a broad range of people with disabilities in order to identify, prevent and eliminate barriers in the Toronto Public Service.
For more information, visit the City of Toronto website.

City of Toronto Online survey

To register for a consultation, visit the Eventbrite website.

Eventbrite for Toronto East session

Eventbrite for Metro Hall session

Eventbrite for North York Civic Centre Session

Eventbrite for Etobicoke Session


Changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP)

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced improvements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP.) The changes will make university or college more affordable, and will provide over 150,000 students across the province with free average tuition.
To learn more about how to apply and use the online calculator, visit the OSAP website.

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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

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Poverty Reduction Strategy

Poverty Reduction Strategy – Lived Experience Advisory Group – Now accepting applications
Help ensure that the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy makes a strong impact.

The City of Toronto is seeking individuals who have lived experience with poverty to join the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). Understanding that poverty affects people differently, this is an open call to everyone who can inform the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy based on their firsthand experience with poverty.

For more information, visit the City of Toronto website or contact the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office at (416) 416.392.3999 or prso@toronto.ca.

City of Toronto website, Lived Experience Advisory Group
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Lived Experience Advisory Group. Application Form
Lived Experience Advisory Group. Postcard