My partner has been warning me about this for weeks, but I couldn’t let it in. Knowing people were angry, and believing they’d make this choice were very different things in my mind. I voted early and left for Newfoundland to visit family. The difference between a wealthy province like Ontario, and a province that’s … Continue reading What Just Happened Ontario?
Toronto Area Community Consultations on Electoral Reform
Let's make sure disabled voices are heard on this important issue! The following is a list of community consultations on electoral reform happening in the Toronto area, please find the consultation closest to you if you wish to attend. There are consultations happening across Canada. Please contact your MP for more information on these consultations. … Continue reading Toronto Area Community Consultations on Electoral Reform
Voting not for our pocketbooks, but for our future
There’s been a lot of talk in this election about what we don’t want, but what about the kind of country we want for our future. I promised a post about this election, but it’s been challenging to wade through the bitterness, anger, and shameful outbursts of hate to find something worth writing about. For … Continue reading Voting not for our pocketbooks, but for our future
Disabled People making more waves than Election Candidates?
For those of you who might not know, we're having a federal election here in Canada. I'm not a huge fan of electoral politics. I think there's much more that we can do to influence social policy than cast our votes, and let's be honest, the choice between three white one-percenters in 2015 says a … Continue reading Disabled People making more waves than Election Candidates?
“Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.
The Parapan Am Games, August 2015. I was at the Torch Relay a few weeks ago, and one of the speakers, a well-known member of the disability community, and founder of a disability organization said, “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”. My jaw dropped. I wanted to believe that he hadn’t just said … Continue reading “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.
This election, it’s time for an Canadian Disabilities Act
This election, it's time for an Canadian Disabilities Act*. From coast-to-coast across Canada, disabled people and organization have been breaking down barriers without the support of or federal government, the individualized "solutions" miss the mark; access to society and quality of life is not created through tax breaks and savings plans. Now is a time … Continue reading This election, it’s time for an Canadian Disabilities Act
Women of Canada: It’s Time we Broke Up with Steven Harper
Thanks Manani and elizabeth for sharing. I'm tempted to do one on disability issues, we shall see...
Redefining Apathy – Dave Meslin TEDxToronto
I wish I could show this video to every activist, social worker, and fellow citizen I know. Time to start re-thinking the way we look at important issues in our communities.
#Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit
by Doug Draper / July 7th, 2010 John Pruyn wasn't much in the mood for celebrating Canada Day this year. How could he be after the way he was treated a few days earlier in Toronto by figures of authority most of us were brought up to respect, our publicly paid-for police forces who are … Continue reading #Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit
#AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE EVENT #G20
We have all heard the stories of the Toronto Police Services denying interpreters, accusing Deaf people of "faking", interpreting attempts to communicate as violence, misunderstanding facial expressions that are a part of our grammar as anger, and countless other acts of audism, discrimination, and violence. It is time to do something about it! Join us … Continue reading #AUDISM AND THE #TORONTO #POLICE SERVICE EVENT #G20