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Full Service Equivalency – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Ontario Human Rights Code Compliance: Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Position
Guest Speaker: David Lepofsky, Accessibility Advocate and Chair, AODA Alliance
Panel Discussion Including Community Q&A
This interactive event is open to all people with an interest in barrier-free communities for Persons with Disabilities.
Tuesday April 12, 2016, From 7-9pmMississauga Senior’s Centre
1389 Cawthra Rd
Lucy Turnbull Room
Attendant Services Volunteers on site
RSVP to Julie Hitchcock by April 11, 2016:
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is writing to inform you about the launch of uberWAV. This is a wheelchair accessible vehicle product that will be priced about 40% cheaper than traditional taxi.
Please visit this link to learn more: https://newsroom.uber.com/toronto/uberwav/
Let’s Ensure they are ACCESSIBLE!!!
Ontario has appointed Rich Donovan as the new Chair of the province’s Accessibility Standards Advisory Council. Mr. Donovan is a globally renowned authority on disability and corporate profitability. He has helped provide clients and global governments with insights to frame disability as a global emerging market.
The Council is responsible for providing high-level advice to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure on matters related to the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
As outlined in Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, Ontario is committed to giving patients better access to care no matter where they live.
As part of this plan, Ontario is releasing this proposal for feedback. It outlines ways to:
Make it easier for patients to find a primary health care provider when they need one, see that person quickly when they are sick, and find the care they need, closer to home.
Improve communication and connections between primary health care providers, hospitals and home and community care.
The leaders of Canada's largest disability organizations serving upwards of four million Canadians with disabilities are urging government leaders, influencers and the public to support a new non-partisan campaign to introduce federal legislation to ensure accessibility, inclusion and equal opportunity for Canadians with disabilities, and to fulfillCanada's commitments to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Ontario falling short on accessibility goals
Ten years ago this week, Ontario's 1.8 million people with disabilities won a huge victory. After years of tireless grassroots advocacy, we convinced Queen's Park to unanimously pass a landmark law requiring the government to lead Ontario to become fully accessible by 2025.