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.

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
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.

Communication Enrichment (CEC) Summer Program

Do you want to enrich your communication skills in a fun and productive way? Join the CEC Summer Program! Organized by the North Yorkers for Disabled Persons and Access Independent Living Services, the program features creative arts and crafts, cooking classes, nature walks and outings in the city. See details below:

Location: 50 Ashwarren Rd.
Dates: July 9 – 26, 2018 and August 7 – 23, 2018
Price:  $50 for a 3 week session
RSVP: or 416-222-4448 by July 2

NYPD Summer Program Flyer

City of Toronto Heat Warnings

Now that the summer is here, take your heat wave precautions! Inform yourself about the City of Toronto Heat Warnings:

For a list of cooling centres and air-conditioned public spaces, visit the following link:

*All cooling centres are accessible. All air-conditioned public spaces are accessible except:
Bedford Park Community Centre
Falstaff Community Centre
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre
Perth/Dupont Public Library
Queen/Saulter Public Library
St. Clair/Silverthorn Public Library
Victoria Village

Some advice to beat the heat:
• Drink lots of cool water even before you feel thirsty.
• Go to air-conditioned places (shopping malls, local libraries, community centres, etc.)
• Take cool showers or baths or use cool wet towels to cool down.
• Wear loose, light-coloured, breathable clothing and, when outdoors, wear a
wide-brimmed hat.
• Avoid the sun and stay in the shade or use an umbrella.
• Reschedule or plan outdoor activities so they take place during cooler parts of the day.
• Make sure that elderly people, children or pets are not left unattended in a car.

Landlords of buildings without air conditioning are encouraged to provide a dedicated cooling room for vulnerable residents to escape the heat. Community agencies are encouraged to educate clients on the risks of heat-related illness and to call or check on those clients who are at increased risk of heat-related illness during warnings.

For more information about how to beat the heat:

For up-to-date information on extended pool hours, pool locations and regular operating hours, call 311 or visit


CILT searching for Executive Director

CILT is looking for an Executive Director to help successfully lead the organization.
The ED will be responsible and accountable for providing the vision, strategic leadership, partnership building, financial and operational stewardship, and execution required for CILT to deliver against its mandate. To find out more details about this position, follow this link.