Image of a TTC streetcare, used under creative commons
Disability Movement, transportation

An Open Letter to Exiting TTC CEO Andy Byford – On your Legacy of Accessibility as a Second-Class Issue

Dear Mr. Byford, I write to you as a concerned citizen of Ward 9 Etobicoke-Lakeshore, and the City of Toronto, in regards to your consideration of accessibility during your time as CEO of the TTC. I would first like to congratulate you on your accessibility successes so far. In your time as CEO we now… Continue reading An Open Letter to Exiting TTC CEO Andy Byford – On your Legacy of Accessibility as a Second-Class Issue

People at the Toronto Disability Pride March 2016 holding the banner
Activism, Disability Movement, Events

Toronto Disability Pride March: September 23, 2017

The 7th Annual Toronto Disability Pride March Saturday, September 23, 2017 Starting at Queens Park (111 Wellesley Street West) and marching to the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson (99 Gerrard Street East) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Why we’re Marching: To bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as… Continue reading Toronto Disability Pride March: September 23, 2017

disabled protesters marching
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

Flyer for Marxism 2017
Activism, Events

Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump – April 21st

The election of Donald Trump in the US has emboldened the racist right in the US and around the world. In Canada, conservative leadership candidates have stoked the fires of bigotry and the result has been an increase in racist attacks here. But they can be stopped. The outpourings of solidarity against racist attacks have… Continue reading Fighting Racism in the Age of Trump – April 21st

Events

International Women’s Day March Toronto – March 11th

2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TORONTO STOP THE HATE - UNITE THE FIGHT - BUILD THE RESISTANCE - UNITY IS POWER Saturday, March 11, 2017 NEW starting location - UofT Medical Sciences Building, Auditorium (1 King's College Circle) Rally: 11:00am (1 King's College Circle) March: 1:00pm Fair: 2:00pm (Ryerson Student Learning Centre - Yonge/Gould) The event… Continue reading International Women’s Day March Toronto – March 11th

Disability Movement

Accessible Apartment elevators down 3 times this week in Etobicoke

I’ve lived in the same co-op apartment building since the spring of 2010. There have been times over the years when I’ve been frustrated with where I live, but nothing quite like this past week. I live in a co-op in Ward 6 in Toronto. I’m fortunate to live in a wheelchair accessible apartment that… Continue reading Accessible Apartment elevators down 3 times this week in Etobicoke

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