Upcoming events

Save the Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Why we’re Marching:

  • To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism, sanism and other forms of oppression.
  • To be visible and show that we have a voice in our community and a right to be heard by taking to the streets.
  • To celebrate and take pride in ourselves as a community of people with disabilities.

Be Loud, Be Proud, Come March with Us!

We have a Fundraising Page and we also accept Paypal donations.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter @DisabilityPM

We need volunteers and marshals for the march! If you have experience that is great, if not we still want you! If you aren’t sure what a marshal does, here’s a brief description. Please fill out the volunteer form if you are interested.

Some  things you should know if you plan to attend.

The Toronto Disability Pride March aims to promote a cross-disability atmosphere, that also recognizes other forms of oppression such as race, class, gender, sexuality, sanism, etc.  We believe the disability movement is strongest in a harmony of voices, not one homogeneous voice. We ask all those who plan to attend the march to respect this approach and the other people within the space of the march.

Just a reminder to book your rides for the march on Saturday if needed! If you need parking, it’s a bit complicated, but not impossible. Leave us an email and we’ll message you directly if you have parking questions.

Please note: accessible washrooms are not available at Queen’s Park. Please see information on accessible washrooms on the route page.

We would also like to invite people to bring their own noisemakers to the march -maracas, tambourines, etc. 

 

Have Questions? email us at torontodisabilitypride@gmail.com .

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has enjoyed multi-billion-dollar profits and a 20 percent boost to production over last year.

A day of action has been called by the OFL in solidarity with these workers: http://www.ofl.ca/index.php/html/index_in/stop_caterpillar_london_day_of_action_sat_jan_21_11_am/

This Tuesday, there will be an information session with reps from Elections Ontario, where we will learn about about the work Elections Ontario is doing to improve the accessibility of the election process.
The session is from 6-8pm at the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: 365 Bloor Street East, Suite 902.

Pizza, Tokens and Attendant Care will be provided.

What: A project exploring experiences of violence and violence prevention on
university and college campuses in Canada.

Who: Women ages 18-29 who have attended a Canadian University or College
program within the last 5 years AND who self-identify as:
* Having a disability (physical/intellectual disabilities/sensory
disAbilities)
* Persons with mental health histories or have experienced the mental
health system
* Deaf or hard of hearing
Women who are interested are asked to attend one of the focus groups
throughout the city (see below):

Monday, July 25, 2011
Springtide Resources
215 Spadina, Suite 220, Toronto, 6-8pm

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The Centre for Women and Trans People at York University Student Centre,
Room 322, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, 6-8pm

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street, Meeting Room 204, Toronto, 6-8pm

Wednesday, August, 3, 2011
Scarborough Women’s Centre
2100 Ellesmere Road, Suite 245, Scarborough
Boardroom: 4-6pm

Friday, August 5, 2011
Springtide Resources
215 Spadina, Suite 220, Toronto, 2-4pm

A diverse group of women with DisAbilities who feel comfortable sharing  their experiences of violence and violence prevention on university or college are encouraged to participate.
Every effort will be made to meet the diverse needs of sister participants including disability accommodation, interpreter services, dietary and cultural considerations. All equity seeking groups will be valued in this work.

ABILITIES ARTS FESTIVAL
presents 
Face Time with Funders
an intimate session  about funding opportunities for artists with disabilities
with representatives of
 The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and The Toronto Arts Council 

Monday, May 16
Ryerson School of Disability Studies
99 Gerrard St. E, Room 560 

Reception and Networking:  5-5:30

 Information Session & Q & A:   5:30-7:30



Full Spectrum is designed to enhance opportunities for professional development for artists from across a broad spectrum of the disability and deaf communities; and to generate greater community awareness and engagement with issues in disability arts and culture.


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Tuesday, March 1, 6pm
Bahen Centre, room 3004
40 St. George Street
The spirit of Egypt has arrived in Wisconsin, as tens of thousands of workers stand up against austerity measures and inspire a region. Join a discussion of Wisconsin’s radical labour history, the current fightback and prospects for the future.

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International Socialists – Toronto District

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