Ontario’s Election Act has recently been amended. These amendments are designed to help ensure that all individuals are able to fully exercise their democratic electoral rights, are served in a modern, responsive and efficient manner and that the provincial electoral process is transparent and impartial. The amendments include a strong focus on accessibility related issues. Elections Ontario … Continue reading Comment on the Draft Site #Accessibility Standard from #Elections #Ontario
I just wanted to make a quick comment about the attention this story is getting in the news If you haven't read it yet, you can check out the Toronto Star's article. I just feel that while yes this is a very upsetting and frustrating issue, it happens a lot. I hope that some serious … Continue reading Air Canada breaks dying boy’s #wheelchair – this is not news people!!!
Want to hear from candidates running for Mayor what they will do to improve services for Torontonians living with disabilities? Do you have questions about City services and how they can be made more accessible? Are you interested in learning what ideas the candidates have for creating inclusive and accessible public spaces? Then Save the … Continue reading #Toronto Mayoral Debate on #Disability Issues – September 22nd!
From Dignity for All: The Campaign for a poverty-free Canada On Thursday, June 17, NDP MP Tony Martin tabled private member's Bill C-545, An Act to Eliminate Poverty in Canada. Not only does this bill speak to a tremendous need in this country, it also reflects significant civil society consultation and multi-party collaboration. Congratulations to … Continue reading #Poverty Elimination Bill Introduced
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
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
Peter Athanasopoulos apologized to six mayoral candidates: the wheelchair-accessible cab he ordered had arrived 30 minutes late. His difficulties reaching a debate on disability issues in Toronto, a city whose subway stations won't be guaranteed accessible until 2024, underscored Athanasopoulos's argument transportation is a "huge issue" for people like him. "I would have taken the … Continue reading #Toronto #Mayoral Candidates Debate #Disability Issues
PANEL DISCUSSION MONDAY JUNE 21st 7 pm 25 Cecil Street (just south of College, east of Spadina) Women can never achieve equality or better lives for themselves and their families unless they have the right to control their reproduction. Yet the Harper government is consciously excluding the provision of abortion as part of the 'maternal … Continue reading PANEL ON #HARPER’S ATTACKS ON #REPRODUCTIVE #RIGHTS – AT HOME AND ABROAD
Published On Wed Apr 28 2010 Jennifer Yang http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/801983--all-g20-protests-will-be-directed-to-trinity-bellwoods-park?bn=1 With the upcoming G20 summit looming over downtown Toronto, the event is casting an increasingly larger shadow, one that now stretches as far west as Trinity Bellwoods Park. Summit officials have chosen the park as the designated protesting area for the G20 summit on June 26 … Continue reading All #G20 protests will be directed to Trinity Bellwoods Park #Toronto