Activism, Disability Movement, Uncategorized

The Rose Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities: Second Meeting!

That’s right folks, The Rose Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities is having its second official meeting, and we want to see you all there. As always, anyone is welcome, light snacks and assistance for things like coats will be provided, and please please pass this information on to anyone you think might be interested!… Continue reading The Rose Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities: Second Meeting!

Activism, Disability Movement

Upcoming #Disabled Young People’s Project Retreat in #Toronto | #li #youth

The Disabled Young Peoples Project (DYPP) is an arts based pilot project working on building community alongside youth (16-29) from black, African, Aboriginal, racialized, immigrant, First Nations and Indigenous communities who are also living with a disability across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). . DYPP Retreat: Join us to imagine, create and claim space for… Continue reading Upcoming #Disabled Young People’s Project Retreat in #Toronto | #li #youth

Activism, Disability Movement, Everyday Heroes

Student Creates Opportunity to Increase #Accessibility of #Federal #Transport System

Today, Pat Martin, NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre, will introduce a Private Member’s Bill calling for an accessibility audit of federally regulated transportation systems.  This initiative results from a high school student competition called Create Your Canada, where students were asked to draft a bill to change the way our country works.  Sam Unrau, a… Continue reading Student Creates Opportunity to Increase #Accessibility of #Federal #Transport System

Activism, Economic Justice, Uncategorized

Why we need to Support #Worker’s #Rights

To most people of my generation, a full time, unionized job with benifits sounds like a pipe dream, let alone a job that will last us until we retire.  Most of us these days are in contract jobs or part-time positions that force us to keep focused on keeping  a job (or finding one) and… Continue reading Why we need to Support #Worker’s #Rights

Humanizing Democracy

#Violence reports soar at #youth jail

This is an old article, but still worth reading --------------------------------------------- Toronto Star December 21, 2009 Diana Zlomislic Since late summer 2009, more than 160 teens have filed complaints with Ontario's youth advocate about the Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton. RICK MADONIK/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO A Toronto teen arrived at the Jarvis Street youth court… Continue reading #Violence reports soar at #youth jail

Disability Movement, Real Beauty

The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege Checklist

There are a couple of these already online, but they are written by able-bodied people, and seem to miss some major points of privilege.  I decided to write my own. 1. I can, if I wish, arrange to attend social events without worrying if they are accessible to me. 2. If I am in the… Continue reading The Invisible Backpack of Able-Bodied Privilege Checklist