September 18, 2020
By Kira Wronska Dorward
Those lucky enough to be in ignorance of how the Ontario disability (ODSP) program works easily can shrug it off with the notions of “free money” and “limitless benefits”. However, there are many unpleasant realities to this essential social service system that only ensures a maximum monthly stipend of $1,169 ” well below Canada’s official poverty line.
Canadians Relying on ODSP Facing Constant Struggle to Make Ends Meet. Read full article.
Published on: September 15, 2020
KINGSTON- Kingstonians are being asked to spread some love by nominating a person or an organization for an award for helping make Kingston more accessible for all residents.
The city and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards online at http://www.CityofKingston.ca/AccessAwards.
2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards looking for nominations. Read full article.
By Jason Garramone
Globe and Mail, Sept. 16, 2020
Usually I greet my high-school students, all with mild intellectual delays, with the following question, “Would you like a hug, a handshake or a high-five?” This year, I’ll have to come up with a new greeting.
Tough Times for Special-Needs Students. Read full article.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
Web: http://www.aodaalliance.org Email: email@example.com Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/
September 10, 2020
How to Help In a Nutshell
Please take five minutes to help us stop Toronto from allowing electric scooters (e-scooters), a serious new danger to the safety and accessibility of people with disabilities, seniors and the public. If you live in or visit Toronto, please email Toronto Mayor John Tory at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also call Mayor Tory’s office at 416-397-2489 and talk to whoever answers the phone.
Action Kit: Protect Torontonians with Disabilities from the Dangers of Electric Scooters. Read full article.