Citizens With Disabilities -
Ontario April 26, 2009
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.
|Notice of 2009 AGM and
Call for Nominations|
Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) hosts
its 3rd Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 11,2009 at
Nominations for the board of CWDO
are open until May 9,
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. Seven (7) three-year-terms are open for
nominations this year.
If you are a member, you may
nominate yourself or someone else to be on the board.
email@example.com and write Nominations in
the subject line. Or call our voice line at
|LAST CHANCE: $100
CWDO wants your input and we
are even willing to reward your feedback!
If you fill in our short survey we
are giving you the chance to win a prize of $100 in COLD,
HARD, CASH! In these economic times, every extra dollar
By filling in this survey you are helping CWDO
grow stronger and to provide services to people with
disabilities that are effective and relevant. Potential
funders need to know our member profile and priorities as they
make decisions about which causes to support.
We need to hear from
you! Please take 10-15 minutes to answer our
on-line survey. The prize winner will be announced at
the Annual General Meeting on June 11, 2009.
Click here to answer
FINAL DEADLINE IS MAY 11TH.
All Webinars are held in Auditorium 1, IDEAL Conference
Centre. Click here to access
the IDEAL Conference Centre.
How Can We Make Our
Ontario Employment Standards Stronger? (7:30
pm, Thursday, April 30, 2009)
Presenter: Linda Fitzpatrick. Click here to
register for Making Employment Standards Stronger. To
check out your computer connection for the Webinar, go to
Auditorium 1 early. Pat Seed will be available on
April 30th from 6 pm onward.
Seed will be hosting tutorials every Monday evening, from 6 pm
to 9 pm. in the Members' Lounge. At the tutorial, you can make
sure your computer is compatible with our conference rooms,
learn how the IDEAL conferencing system works, and
trouble-shoot any problems you may have.
Click here to enter
the Members' Lounge. Then, sign in with your name and
city/town (e.g. Pat Seed from Thunder Bay), and enter the word
"members" as the password.
More Webinars are
currently being planned:
Stay tuned for more
information and opportunities to register!
- Series on
the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
- How to Use
Accessibility Features Built in to Your Own Cell
Critical Disability Studies Annual Conference
The Critical Disability Studies Graduate Students'
Association, cordially invites CWDO members to their upcoming
annual conference hosted by the Association on May 8th-9th,
2009 at York University, Toronto.
The Honourable David
C. Onley, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as well as Mr.
John Rae, First Vice President of Alliance for Equality of
Blind Canadians, will give a keynote address on May 8th and
9th respectively. Click here for an
agenda for the conference.
All attendees and
presenters are required to register for the event.
register, please send an email as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the
* Name and
number of guests
* Request for billeting (if
restrictions (if applicable)
Accessibility accommodations (if
Please kindly extend this invitation
to anyone who may be
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CWDO is growing!
That's good news. However, until we can secure
funding for staff, there are numerous "jobs" being managed by
a small group of board members. We really need
We need assistance with the
If you are interested, write to
us outlining your skills and time you have available. We
could accomplish more with your help.
- Web Page
Updates - using Expression Web 2
- Replying to member applications
- Linking new members to potential
committees of interest
Writing - Helping to draft grant applications
- Marketing - Corresponding
with potential advertisers and sponsors
Together We Are
Want to join
in? Not sure what to do?
Pat Seed offers tutorials every
Monday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Come Pat's Tutorial and learn
how easy it is to connect over our on-line conferencing
system. Pat Seed is our technical support person.
She will lead you step-by-step through everything you need to
know to get started.
Through the IDEAL conferencing
system, you can participate in live Webinars attend our Annual
General Meeting, and get involved with CWDO
easy! And there is no cost to you for using our
system. All you need is your own computer, keyboard and
speakers. With a microphone headset, you can chat
Click to go to the
Members's Lounge. Download the plug-in and join Pat
in the Member's Lounge at one of the times below. As you
enter the room, type in your
name, city or town and the password