Today I was asked why disabled people should be concerned about bill C-51. This was my response : I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, are you saying that the serious potential for the violation of human rights is not a concern of the disability community? "Demonstrating without an official permit or protesting despite a … Continue reading Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2k6qN8A93P8#! City Council will be voting on January 17, 18 and 19 on the 2012 City budget. At present, there are $85 million in cuts on the table, as well as, a TTC fare hike and increases to recreation user fees. The budget includes elimination of hundreds of good City jobs – jobs that employ … Continue reading Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th
Speaking up for the 99 per cent By Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen November 14, 2011 http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Occupy+camps+close+movement+appears+from+finished/5704849/story.html#ixzz1dgDEsjXv Michelle Couturier is a capitalist’s dream: MBA, bilingual, trained in urban planning and architectural technology, with job stints at SNC-Lavalin, the federal government and the Bank of Canada. At 29, she’s also an Occupy supporter, donating tarps and … Continue reading The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished
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 … Continue reading In #Toronto, #Ontario #Election #Accessibility Information Session TOMORROW
PUBLIC FORUM The NDP has made historic gains in this federal election with its largest ever caucus in the House of Commons and official opposition status. But Harper's conservatives benefited from the equally historic collapse of the Liberals to win a majority with only 40% of the vote. The Orange Wave has raised the hopes of millions … Continue reading NEXT STEPS FOR THE ORANGE WAVE: How can we stop Harper?
Thanks Manani and elizabeth for sharing. I'm tempted to do one on disability issues, we shall see...
Monday, March 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON In the first few weeks of 2011, revolutions have swept across the Arab world, toppling dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, and threatening to topple one in Libya. Uprisings are also underway in Bahrain, Yemen, and elsewhere, as people all across the region … Continue reading GEORGE #GALLOWAY Speaks on #revolution in the Arab world
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.
The TRUTH about CANADA's mission in AFGHANISTAN Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Doors open 6:30 p.m. | Talk begins 7:00 p.m. Trinity-St. Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West | TTC: Spadina Admission: Adult - $10 Student, youth, senior - $5 Unwaged - pay what you can Former Afghan MP Malalai Joya has been described as … Continue reading Malalai Joya in #Toronto
On October 25th our new city council and mayor will be decided. The Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario & the Toronto Women’s City Alliance are hosting a discussion for women with disabilities to talk about the upcoming election and what it means for you. Join us for a discussion about how you can … Continue reading Making My Issues Count: #Women with #Disabilities & The #Toronto Municipal #Election Event