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 is proud to be Ontario's
representative at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities
since June, 2009.
|Town Hall Meeting with
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~We had a great turn out to our Town Hall Meeting to
discuss the AODA with Charles Beer on Thursday, October 22,
Members posed many questions, offered suggestions
and shared what was working.
In preparation for the
meeting, many of you completed a survey. The survey will
be shared with Charles Beer on December 1st, so there is still
an opportunity to add your thoughts.
Please note that
comments will be shared verbatim, but your name will be shared
as initials only, with your city/town. Your phone number
and email address will not be shared.
to access the survey.
| Your Contributions
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~CWDO does not charge any membership fees. We have
no staff, and all our activities are carried out by volunteer
board members and individual CWDO members. We have a
small grant through HRSDC (federal government) to pay for
accommodations for our webinars, such as ASL, intervenors and
We have grown to the point where we could
use some paid, staffing support to do administration related
to our activities. We need to raise our own funds to do
consider funding CWDO.
CWDO is not a
charity, so tax receipts can not be issued.
Time and talent are valuable
contributions, too! Please get involved with one
of our committees. Details on committee activities can
be found on our website.
Together we are
Wednesday November 25th Disability Rights
Promotion International (DRPI) with Steve Estey
Sticks and Stones: Words about Words by
Tracy Odell (date to be
"Indexing, Capabilities, &
Disability" by Chris Riddell (date to be
"Not Your Average Childhood" by
Tracy Odell (date to be confirmed)
Thursday, December 10 - Council of Canadians with
Wednesday December 16 - DRPI
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - TaxWise
Healthy Eating by Christine Malone (date to be
Captioning, ASL and
intervenor accommodation is available upon request, thanks to
funding from the Office for Disability Issues, Human Resources
and Skills Development Canada.
Reviews are underway. The Income Security Advocacy
Centre developed a fact sheet to help answer questions and let
you know your rights. The fact sheet was written in
to access the fact sheet.
|Endorse the "Disability
Action Coalition is asking individuals and groups to
endorse their Disability
The Declaration sets out some
of the rights that people with disabilities have, according to
the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities,
and then states what changes the Ontario government needs to
make to ODSP to fulfill those rights.
has not yet ratified the Convention, the Coalition believes it
is important for people with disabilities and organizations
that work with them to use it in articulating how and why
their needs must be met.
To endorse the Disability
Declaration, please send a message indicating your support to
the Coalition Co-chairs, Nancy Vander Plaats and Kyle Vose; by
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by snail mail c/o
Scarborough Community Legal Services; 695 Markahm Rd; Suite 9,
Scarborough, ON M1H 2A5.
Please include your full
name, address and organization (if any) on your message. If
you have any questions contact Kyle at 647-885-9272, or Nancy
Together we are
|Need Help To Participate in
More interesting CWDO Webinars will be
taking place over the next few months. All Webinars will
be held in the CWDO IDEAL Online Conferencing Center in
Auditorium 1 at http://www.ideal-group.org/cwdo.
You can register for these webinars and
look up more information on our CWDO website at http://www.cwdo.org.
Online help sessions are available to enable
you to participate in these Webinars.
participate in the CWDO Webinars by speaking, (if you have a
headset with attached microphone or external computer
microphone and speakers). You can also participate in the
Webinars by text messaging.
If you need step-by-step instructions for
downloading the conferencing plug-in and to get into
Auditorium 1 or have any other questions, please write to me,
Pat Seed, at: email@example.com.
I look forward to
working with you to help make your participation in a CWDO
Webinar a successful experience!
~ Pat Seed
|Research about Disability
and Online Dating |
Natasha Saltes is a recent MA graduate in
Critical Disability Studies. She is currently recruiting
participants for a qualitative study that she is conducting on
disability and online dating. There is very little research
on this particular topic - this is a unique
opportunity to anonymously take part in an original study that
will shed light on the experience of disability and online
Below is the link to the online questionnaire
and to the informed consent form, which provides
additional information about the study. Please forward this
email on to anyone you think would be interested.
If you have any questions or concerns
about this study please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Cambridge