People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

On October 13th, 2012 the disability community once again made their voices heard on the streets of Toronto. They marched with a goal to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression, but they also marched to celebrate and take pride in … Continue reading People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

Upcoming Event on the Experiences of Newcomers and Ethno-racial People with Disabilities

Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario ERDCO Research Event Thursday March 29, 2012 4:30 - 7:00 PM Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard St. East, Room SHE 560 This event will highlight some of the research that has been completed by ERDCO Staff, Volunteers and Board Members. Research topics include: Successful immigrants with disabilities: Challenging the … Continue reading Upcoming Event on the Experiences of Newcomers and Ethno-racial People with Disabilities

Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! Conference

When: March 16th, 6pm until March 18th, 6pm Where: Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario  http://www.facebook.com/events/261933367190315/ Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! is a collaborative space for communities to come together, learn, network, and develop skills. We acknowledge that people with disabilities have a diverse range of experiences. However, one experience … Continue reading Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! Conference

Reflections on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011

  IDPD 2011 has come and gone, but our struggles and resolve remain as ever. Here in Toronto, the day was celebrated with a gathering at city hall. Where people with disabilities gathered despite the cold to share their stories. Though the day was not without it's frustrations, like reporters who ask for my diagnosis … Continue reading Reflections on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011

The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished

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

Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

Find out about the march It's not a question of if austerity will impact Canadians with disabilities, but a question of when. We need only look over to the UK for proof. Coalition proposals with see the Disability Living Allowance cut in that country by 20%, pushing those people into increasing poverty. Hate crimes against … Continue reading Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

#Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations

Unofficial tentative list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups. * *Organizations/ watchdogs whose staff have been fired, forced out, publically maligned, or who have resigned in protest: * ·          Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak, … Continue reading #Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations