Québec... accessible to all: Tourism and the disabled
Québec is going to great lengths to ensure that its tourist sites are more accessible to people who have restricted physical abilities. Its territory may be big, but that’s no reason to place limits on where travellers with reduced mobility can go or to deprive them of the countless natural and cultural sites for which Québec’s tourist regions are known!
Forum this Fall in Toronto
A National Forum on "Defining a Rights Based Framework: Advancing Inclusion of Students with Disabilities" is being planned by the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agenices' (CASHRA) to take place in Toronto, September 25-27th 2008.
This national event will feature well known speakers and resource persons from across Canada. Individuals and organizations with an interest in disability issues, human rights or education will find this a unique opportunity to address important issues facing Canadians as well as the international community.
The lead sponsor of the Forum is CASHRA (Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies) with other partners:
-The Canadian Education Association
-The Canadian Association for Community Living
-ARCH Disability Law Centre
-Ryerson University, School of Disability Studies
Canadian Down Syndrome Society National Conference
May 16 to 18, Ottawa, ON
The conference will be a platform to share cutting-edge
developments and information from specialists in their respective
fields - as it relates to Down syndrome - in the form of plenary/
keynote speakers, state-of-the-art reviews, panel discussions and
presentations. Current medical, health, social, research,
education and advocacy programs will be presented. Pertinent
issues such as full inclusion, quality of life, family support,
early intervention, education - literacy, community living and
employment, immigration and financial planning will be discussed.
For more info visit http://www.cdss.ca .
The IntimateRider offers sex ability for gentle motions, intriguing positions
and stronger relationships. The IntimateRider is designed by a C6-7 quadriplegic
to provide a natural fluid motion to enhance sexual relations with your
partner. Experience sexual performance like never before on this small swing
chair that glides with only minimal upper body movement. Personalize the
IntimateRider with a selection of colorful slip-covers and optional transfer kit.
The RiderMate is the perfect companion for added support and comfort. Fashionable
Rider cushions match the slip covers and provide a boost in all the right places.
Learn more by visiting www.intimaterider.com .
This American website is a resource centre that aims to ease the overwhelming
process of accessing web-based information by collecting quality information
specific to health care questions. Unlike traditional search engines, The Healing
Project serves as a personalized patient guide that offers professionally
screened web pages. The Healing Project is currently developing "Voices Who Care,"
an online social network designed to connect the patient community by providing
individuals with a forum where they can meet online.
Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility Events
Funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario,
Toronto District School Board's Scarborough Centre for Employment Accessibility
(SCEA) is a self-service Employment Resource Centre that provides employment
assistance to all job seekers, including Persons with Disabilities. Visit
SCEA's website for a list of events.
Georgian College Part-time Therapeutic Recreation Program Information Sessions
In May and June Georgian College will be holding information sessions for people
interested in its Postgraduate Therapeutic Recreation program, which starts in
September 2008 in Toronto. The sessions will be held at Rm. EG21 at Sunnybrook
Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON. To attend one of these
information sessions, please RSVP to ,
indicating which session you will be at: Wed., May 28, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.;
Thurs., June 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
New Guide About Raising a Kid with Special Needs
Lisa Bendall, former managing editor of Abilities, has just published her second book. "Raising a Kid with Special Needs: The Complete Canadian Guide" (Key Porter Books) is a complete, comprehensive and friendly new guide for parents raising a child with disabilities. In clear language, Lisa presents a step-by-step guide to getting past the "special needs" and on to the business of living. For more info, visit amazon.ca, or check out Lisa's new website .
Access to Recovery Spreads Awareness About Substance Abuse
Access to Recovery is a national project by the Canadian
Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC) in partnership
with the Canadian Abilities Foundation that focuses on people
with disabilities and substance abuse. CAILC has spoken with both
consumers and substance abuse service providers about how it
can help increase the level of support available to people with
disabilities who are seeking help with their substance use.
Read the full story for the Access to Recovery project.
Access 2 Entertainment
The Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada and the National Advisory Council of Disability Organizations have developed a program that will provide discounted admission to the support person accompanying a person with a disability to member movie theatres across Canada. Visit the following link to find out more: http://access2.ca.