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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.

ODSP Issues and Housing Committee (OIHC)

Chair:   Terrie Meehan   Click here for Chair's background.

Welcome to the ODSP Issues and Housing Committee!  This committee works on issues related to poverty, income security, the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and affordable and appropriate housing.

Click here to see our Terms of Reference.

Click here to see who is on our Committee.

Click here for articles and issues related to ODSP and housing.


This article recognizes that the bulk of people below the poverty line are persons with disabilities.  As employment accessibility standards are being considered, it is a good time to propose effective strategies that will encourage - and assist - persons with disabilities who are able and willing to (re)enter the work force.

Food Security is the name of a photographic installation piece that is on displayed in connection with the Hungry for Change: What Toronto Eats exhibition at Hart House. This photo exhibit by Toronto area photographer and anti-poverty activist Cheryl Duggan was created in collaboration with The Stop Community Food Centre. Click here to access Hungry for Change.

Have Your Say


ODSP Advocacy

Housing Advocacy


Construction-Ready Affordable Housing Projects In Ontario Receive $52.2 Million


With more member involvement, we could do more!

Our Committees always welcome new members who share CWDOs mission and values.  We meet as needed, using the IDEAL Conference system.

To join this Committee and to find out the next meeting date, please contact the Committee Chair.   You must first be a member of CWDO to join a committee, and have the Chairs approval. 

If you are new, you will need to complete and send us a Membership Form.

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


Updated September 6, 2010