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Activism, Disability Movement

“We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Presentation at the Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference 2017 Thank you to my fellow organizers and panelists. Before I get started, I’d like to identify myself within this conversation, as a white, employed person with a physical disability that is easily identified with, and the privilege that comes with those things. I also identify as… Continue reading “We Need Not Remake the Past” – The Future of the Disability Movement

Activism, Disability Movement, Events

Have your say on the future of the Canadians with Disabilities Act

The Federal Government will be hosting a public forum to get input from the public on what the promised Canadians with Disabilities Act should include. where and when this takes place: When: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 Time: 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm Where: Chelsea Hotel Toronto - Churchill Ballroom, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON… Continue reading Have your say on the future of the Canadians with Disabilities Act

Elections, Events

Toronto Area Community Consultations on Electoral Reform

Let's make sure disabled voices are heard on this important issue! The following is a list of community consultations on electoral reform happening in the Toronto area, please find the consultation closest to you if you wish to attend. There are consultations happening across Canada. Please contact your MP for more information on these consultations.… Continue reading Toronto Area Community Consultations on Electoral Reform

Activism, Disability Movement, Events

Come out for TTC Accessibility for All!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:00pm Please join us at Yonge and Bloor Station, Toronto, Ontario D!ONNE Renée is the organizer behind this event. If you have any questions, want to throw your virtual support behind her, or have comments, reach out to her via email or on Twitter at @OnElectionDay. Click to listen to audio… Continue reading Come out for TTC Accessibility for All!

Activism, Disability Movement

Real Change means an Accessible Canada for All

#On December 3rd, let's remind Trudeau what an #AccessibleCanada4All looks like. Canada has a new government, and with that new opportunities for change, new potential, new possibilities. Among those possibilities is the Canadians with Disabilities Act. It seems that Trudeau has taken up the call, and made this potential Act a part of the mandate… Continue reading Real Change means an Accessible Canada for All

Disability Movement, Elections

Disabled People making more waves than Election Candidates?

For those of you who might not know, we're having a federal election here in Canada. I'm not a huge fan of electoral politics. I think there's much more that we can do to influence social policy than cast our votes, and let's be honest, the choice between three white one-percenters in 2015 says a… Continue reading Disabled People making more waves than Election Candidates?

Activism, Disability Movement, Elections

“Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.

The Parapan Am Games, August 2015. I was at the Torch Relay a few weeks ago, and one of the speakers, a well-known member of the disability community, and founder of a disability organization said, “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”. My jaw dropped. I wanted to believe that he hadn’t just said… Continue reading “Here in Canada, we won’t see your disability”…unless we can profit from it.