The 7th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March Saturday, September 23, 2017 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 … Continue reading Toronto Disability Pride March: September 23, 2017
Presentation at the Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference 2017 Thank you to my fellow organizers and panelists. Before I get started, I’d like to identify myself within this conversation, as a white, employed person with a physical disability that is easily identified with, and the privilege that comes with those things. I also identify as … Continue reading “We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement
Back in 2015, before the Canadian federal election, a movement of disabled people was building across the country. The call for a barrier-free Canada was built in that time by a small, dedicated group of people who reinforced their message daily through social media and on the ground action. Their methods were so effective, that … Continue reading Trudeau’s ‘accessible Canada’ includes unpaid work
2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TORONTO STOP THE HATE - UNITE THE FIGHT - BUILD THE RESISTANCE - UNITY IS POWER Saturday, March 11, 2017 NEW starting location - UofT Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium (1 King's College Circle) Rally: 11:00am (1 King's College Circle) March: 1:00pm Fair: 2:00pm (Ryerson Student Learning Centre - Yonge/Gould) The event … Continue reading International Women’s Day March Toronto – March 11th
The Federal Government will be hosting a public forum to get input from the public on what the promised Canadians with Disabilities Act should include. where and when this takes place: When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Chelsea Hotel Toronto - Churchill Ballroom, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON … Continue reading Have your say on the future of the Canadians with Disabilities Act
Let’s not let affordable housing be another broken promise from Trudeau. 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness in a year. 1 in 5 renters spend more than half their income on housing. 1.5 million households can’t find decent housing they can afford. The affordability of housing for low-income families living in social and co‑operative housing is uncertain, … Continue reading Keep Affordable Housing in the Federal Budget
Last night I was out for dinner with my Mom. It was a small space, and it took some time getting a table, so we chatted for a while waiting, and then came in and sat down. It was at this point that something unexpected happened. The young waitress came out with only one menu, … Continue reading Changing the Accessibility Conversation #IDPD 2016
Metro news wrote an article on the elevator situation in my building. There's some great points in here about the importance of prompt elevator service, and a small mention of the Toronto Disability Pride March as well. Thank you Metro News! Read my original post.