Welcome to Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO)

CWDO

Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

Submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

Submission to the Special Committee on Electoral Reform By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

To: erre@parl.gc.ca

 

August 29, 2016

 

This is a submission from two voters who are blind. We have faced challenges and artificial barriers at polling stations in each Federal Election over the last 40 years, for no reason other than that we are blind. It is a given that voting for us has  been more painful and hurtful than a root canal.

Response to Accessible Transportation Discussion Paper for Regulatory Modernization

Response to Accessible Transportation Discussion Paper for Regulatory Modernization

By Chris Stark and Marie Stark

 

Introduction:

These few comments are made by two senior citizens who are blind and travel with guide dogs.  They are based on our travel experiences over the years, but particularly during the past six years, following our retirement from work, and as our needs change with age and increased disabilities.  During that time, we have primarily traveled by air for medical, visits to friends, and vacation reasons.

 

CWDO's Submissions on Physician-Assisted Suicide

CWDO has been actively engaged in promoting safeguards for people with disabilities when new legislation permitting physician-assisted suicide becomes law in the new year.

 

 

Read our submission to the federal government's External Panel on Legislative Options in Response to Carter vs. Canada.

 

 

Read the results of CWDO's members' survey on physician-assisted suicide.