On Wednesday, February 19th, Toronto City Council voted 31-12 to phase in 100 percent accessibility for taxicabs over 10 years.
Thanks to all who supported our campaign for increased taxicab accessibility in the City of Toronto - we couldn't have done it without you.
Read the Toronto Star article here.
On Feburary 4th, Jenny Clement of Barrie was interviewed by Global News. She spoke about how essential Attendant Services are to her quality of life: without them, she'll lose her job.
This highly qualified individual is not alone.
You can read the article and watch the broadcast here.
Voters in the ridings of Niagara Falls and Thornhill go to the polls on February 13th.
We at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario - and our partners and supporters - asked the candidates' to share thier veiws on attendant services:
Thank you for all your work to support SCI Ontario's campaign for increased taxicab accessibility in the City of Toronto.
We are asking the City to mandate 10-minute, on-demand service.
This is fair - and achievable. You can read our submission to the Toronto Taxi Industry Review here.
If you have supported our position by writing the Deputy Mayor, the Municipal Licensing and Standards Committee and your City Councillor, thank you!
Are you a consumer who uses attendant services, or a loved one of someone who does?
Do you work in the health field and want to find out more about the integral role attendants play in promoting health and community participation?
Are you a policy maker with an interest in the community sector of healthcare?
If so, you are invited to attend a LIVE Public Policy Summit Webinar - FREE!
The keynote speaker is His Honour, David C. Onley, Leutentant Governor of the Province of Ontario.
I want to thank all of you who wrote to the Transit Commission and their City Councillors to increase the operational budget of Para Transpo beyond the $383,000 increase outlined in the draft budget.
OTTAWA – 13 November 2013 – One week from today, on Wednesday November 20th, the City of Ottawa’s Transit Commission will meet to pass the 2014 budget for both OC Transpo and Para Transpo. People with physical disabilities are calling for a substantial increase to Para Transpo’s operational budget beyond what is currently proposed because the present situation is not acceptable.
Between September 2012 and September 2013, over 80,000 ride requests could not be accommodated according to the City’s own estimates.
Everyone -- including people with disabilities, seniors, and families -- deserves equitable access to taxicabs in the Greater Toronto Area. In truth, we are perplexed that the Toronto Taxi Alliance does not share this view and are surprised by the recent public campaign to urge people to oppose making taxis accessible in a timely fashion.