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Celebrating CILT through the decades!

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrating CILT through the decades!

Celebrating Independent Living Day Across Canada, & launching CILT’s 40th anniversary year.


Monday June 3rd  1pm-3pm

On zoom

Register in advance here.

More info contact robin.simmons@cilt.ca or call (416) 599-2458


We’ll spotlight the incredible work of our community, both past and present, as we continue to champion Independent Living as a relevant and evolving concept CILT’s impactful contributions to the community and examine the drivers propelling our movement forward.



  • Opening the space by Wanda Whitebird
  • Introductory remarks by CILT’s Executive Director Wendy Porch
  • Panel MC’d by CILT’s David Meyers including:
    • Tracy Odell –The Birth of Independent Living
    • Fran Odette – Building Our Voices – Independent Living with Disability Rights Lens
    • Meenu Sikand – Cross-Movement Solidarity
    • Janet Rodriguez – Evolving Narratives of Independent Living and Disability Justice
    • Other speakers TBC
    • Q&A
  • Looking to the future – Small Group Discussion for all
  • CILT through the decades video shorts


We invite you to join us in this journey of reflection and help envision the future we want together, where we can chart a course for the future where intersectional, interdependent, Independent Living thrives.


June 3
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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