Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario Members' Update
March 21, 2009
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CWDO's new website
AGM & Call for Nominations
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.
CWDO has a new website!
Our new website is now ready.  Check out our informative and exciting features, such as:
  • An invitation to our Annual General Meeting and a Call for Nominations
  • Our recent Webinar on Registered Disability Savings Plans, presented by Brendon Pooran of bakerlaw in partnership with BMO Financial Group.
  • Opportunities to give input into future webinars
  • Proposed "Consumers Attendant Support Services Protection Act."
  • Laws and Standards related to disability and accessibility
  • An invitation to participate in research related to legal services
  • Recommended links from members
  • And more!
Visit often.  Get involved.  Together we are stronger.
Annual General Meeting
All CWDO members are cordially invited to attend our 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 11, 2009, starting at 7:00 pm EDT. in our virtual space at the IDEAL Conference Centre.

At the AGM, the Nominating Committee will propose a slate (list) of Directors representing various provincial ridings throughout Ontario, a cross-disability perspective, and diversity from within its membership. 

For 2009-10, Directors will be appointed to fill vacancies. A minimum of seven (7) three-year-terms will be filled this year.

Members may nominate individuals to the board of CWDO.  Self-nominations are also most welcome. Please visit our AGM page at for more info.

Our online nomination form can be accessed at
Upcoming Webinars
  • Award Winning, "Gateways to Cancer Screening Project" (April 6th)
  • Lessons Learned from the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Series on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Improving Attendant Services through Effective Communication - Help shape this content by emailing us at and writing ATTENDANT in the subject line.
  • Riding Wheel-Trans - Write us to share the tips & tricks that make accessible transit work for you, and put WHEEL-TRANS in the subject line.
Quick Links...
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
AODA Alliance
Contact Information
Email us at or call 807-473-0909 (voice)
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