Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

Do you know a senior or person with a physical disability who needs help with snow clearing?
The City of Mississauga’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is now accepting applications for the 2016/2017 winter season.

The program is open for seniors and people with physical disabilities who would like help to clear snow at the end of their driveway after road plowing.

Space is limited. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The last day to apply is November 11, 2016 before 9:00 p.m.

The windrow snow clearing service will plow a three metre (10 feet) wide area at the end of the driveway to allow space for one car to pass.

Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

The program runs from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017.

Visit the City of Mississauga’s website for program details and to download an application form.

Application packages are also available at the Community Centres, the Recreation Customer Service Centre and the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 11, 2016 before 9:00 p.m.

For more information, call: 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (outside the city) or TTY: 905-896-5151 (for persons who are Deaf)

City of Mississauga website

Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto

All sidewalks are cleared of snow in Scarborough.
There is no reason for seniors or persons with disabilities to register for sidewalk snow removal in these areas.

In Etobicoke and North York, all sidewalks are cleared of snow with
the exception of these wards: (11, 12, 13, 17 – current Etobicoke York) (15, 16, 25, 26 – current North York).

There is NO reason for seniors or disabled persons living in Etobicoke or North York outside of these wards to register for sidewalk snow removal.
For the following wards: (14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 – current Toronto & East York) because of limited accessibility of the City’s snow removal equipment, not all sidewalks can be cleared of snow.

Seniors and persons with disabilities from these former municipalities need to renew every year for free snow removal. Transportation does not have a cut-off date for accepting applications.
The City only clears snow, when there has been an accumulation of:

• 8 cm or more on high pedestrian volume sidewalks (arterial roads, transit routes, school zones) in Nov & April
• 2cm or more on high pedestrian volume sidewalks during the months of Dec, Jan, Feb & March
• 8 cm or more has fallen on low volume pedestrian sidewalks (collector & local roads) throughout the winter

For more information, please call 3 1 1 or visit the City of Toronto website.

Application Form

Movie Matinee

The movie night for Thursday, November 23rd has been cancelled. We apologize for the last minute notice and please stay tuned for future movie matinee dates!!!


Interested in getting together for some laughs, refreshments and lively conversation? Then join for our Movie Matinee!
We will be showing Meet the Parents.

When:    Thursday, November 24th
CILT: 365 Bloor Street East, Ste. 902
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP by: Thursday, November 17th 
RSVP to: or (416) 599-2458 x291 

Stick around after the showing for an informal discussion about the film

*Event is free of charge; light refreshments will be served; attendant care will be provided; other accommodations also offered upon request.


Review of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute is undertaking a review of Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) on behalf of the City of Toronto.
As part of this review, there will be a public workshop on APS.

When: November 28, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (550 University Ave., 2nd Floor, Auditorium).

For more information and to RSVP send your name, association and if you require any special assistance to Aaron Marquis 416-597-3422 x 7869.


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


TTY: 416-916-0549

Toll Free: 1-844-309-1025

Full News Release

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

City of Toronto website, Lived Experience Advisory Group

Lived Experience Advisory Group. Application Form
Lived Experience Advisory Group. Postcard

Diners Club November Event

Join us for fun, food and friendship every third Thursday of every month at a different, affordable, accessible restaurant in the city. Here are the details for this month’s event:

Date: Thursday, November 17th
Restaurant: Against The Grain Urban Tavern
Cuisine: Pub/Casual fare
Address: 87 Laird Avenue (Eglinton and Laird)
Phone: (647) 748-2840
Closest Subway Station: Donlands
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm  
RSVP by: Thursday, November 10th  



Diners Club October Event

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Come dine with us!
Join us for fun, food and friendship every third Thursday of each month at a different, affordable, accessible restaurant in the city.
Date:    October 20th
Restaurant:   The Red Lobster
Cuisine:   Seafood
Address:   20 Dundas St. West (Dundas and Bay)
Phone:    (416) 348-8938
Closest Subway Station: Dundas
Time:    5:30 pm – 8:00pm
RSVP by:   October 13th
Please RSVP by the specified date to Denise Emile at:
Phone:  (416) 599-2485 ext. 291
Members are responsible for the cost of their own meal.
CILT will make every effort to have an Attendant available for this event, however we are unable to guarantee this. Therefore, those who must have an Attendant with them to fully enjoy this event are encouraged to bring their own.
PLEASE NOTE:  When the event ends, the CILT Attendant can only stay for a short time after.  So please take this into consideration when booking your rides.
The Diners’ Club is supported by:
City of Toronto Community Sector Partnership Grant, United Way of Toronto and York Region, and Independent Living Canada

32nd Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held at:

Great Hall, St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church 

The closest intersection is

Bloor and Church (see map).

WheelTrans Drop-off on front entrance of the building.



6:00 to 6:30 p.m.     Annual General Meeting

6:30 to 6:50 p.m.     Founders Award Presentation

6:50 to 7:00 p.m.     Helen Henderson Literary Award Presentation

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.     Reception


Food and Refreshments — Attendants available.

Other accommodations upon early request, if possible.

No fragrances, please.


 R.S.V.P. by noon, Friday, October 07, 2016

 Please contact us if you experience difficulty with registration online or have any other inquiries

National Youth Forum

An application package is now available for eligible youth interested in participating in a one-day Forum taking place in November 2016.

The Forum is part of The Government of Canada’s consultation process on planned accessibility legislation and youth between the ages of 15-30 with a disability or with life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability and accessibility are invited to apply.

Please note that the deadline for applications is September 15, 2016 and that applications will not be considered past that date.

If you have any questions, email the Office for Disability Issues at:  ACCESSIBLE-CANADA@HRSDC-RHDCC.GC.CA