main image

Citizens With Disabilities Ontario (CWDO) is committed to the rights of all persons to participate fully in the civil, cultural, economic, political and social life of their communities.

Fashion and Body Image Issues


Some interesting things are starting to happen with regard to fashion and body image.

If you know of anything else we should post here, please contact us at and put "Fashion" or "Body Image" in the subject line.



  • What is sexy? The gutsy Jes Sachse challenges convention in photos appearing in TTC stations. 

    Read This isnt an American Apparel ad and form your own opinion.

  • Canadian Fashion Designer, Izzy Camilleri offers a new and revolutionary line of adaptive clothing has been specifically designed for a "seated clientele."  Her wesite notes: "Much time, research and new thinking has gone into each and every piece. The transformed cuts of the collection have been created for the sitting position of a disabled person, which not only follows the line of the body, but also eliminates fabric bulk from front, sides and back. The designs were created with both function and fashion in mind. These must-have modern basics are ready-to-wear and do not require adaptation. The collection is contemporary and current, yet timeless and classic. Other features make dressing easy for both wearer and assistant."

    Check it out yourself at:

With more member involvement, we could do more!

We always welcome new members who share CWDOs mission and values. We share information and meet as needed, using the IDEAL online conferencing system.


Please review our IDEAL Conference instructions to find out how to participate on a Committee.


Updated September 6, 2010