Presented by The Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) in collaboration with ARCH Disability Law Centre, the Law Society of Upper Canada and Community Partners
This symposium will increase understanding of the challenges within the legal system when disability intersects with race, culture, faith, economic and family status as well as enhance understanding of access to justice for parents with disabilities. Judges, Lawyers, Child Protection Workers, Advocates, Social Workers, and Parents with disabilities, and allies, are invited to attend.
Keynote speaker: Ing Wong-Ward (CBC Radio Producer), and Mother with a Disability.
Panel Presenters: Christi Tuleja (Occupational Therapist), Ella Callow (Legal Program Director), The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families, Through the Looking Glass, California, Deidre Anne Newman (Barrister and Solicitor), Kerri Joffe (ARCH Staff Lawyer), Maria Garrick (Family Service Worker, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto), Ethnoracial Parents with Disabilities.
When: February 3, 2010, 3 PM – 9 PM
Where: The Law Society of Upper Canada,
130 Queen Street West, Toronto (Enter at eastside doors facing Toronto City Hall)
To register or for more information, call 416-947-3413, toll free 1-800-668-7380 ext. 3413, TTY 416-644-4886. ASL, attendant services, and real-time captioning provided.