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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There is 1 year, 29 weeks, 2 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*Toronto Mother and Son Aim to Make Nature More Inclusive for Wheelchair Users
*TTC Customers With Disabilities, Advocates Call for Province to Help Expand Wheel-Trans
*Federal Government Says Air Travellers With Disabilities Must Be Treated Better
*’Slipping Through the Cracks’: Post-Secondary students with Mental-Health Disabilities Struggle to Find Help
*Have Assisted Dying Laws Gone Too Far?
*Counterfeits, Photocopies: Toronto Police Crack Down on Accessible Parking Permit Fraud
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)
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Past Press Releases:
Toronto Mother and Son Aim to Make Nature More Inclusive for Wheelchair Users
In a world where people with disabilities often face barriers, including access to nature, one determined mother and son duo from Toronto is breaking through limitations and showing that wheelchair users can experience the beauty of the great outdoors.
TTC Customers With Disabilities, Advocates Call for Province to Help Expand Wheel-Trans
Residents with disabilities, advocates and a Toronto city councillor are calling on the province to help the TTC expand its Wheel-Trans program, in a bid to stop its plan to divert half of its existing customers onto its conventional transit system.
Federal Government Says Air Travellers With Disabilities Must Be Treated Better
In the last year, there have been several stories of how some persons with disabilities have received unacceptable treatment when travelling by air. There have been instances of wheelchairs being damaged, passengers with disabilities being separated from their travel companions, and passengers being treated differently because of the lack of disability awareness and training.
‘Slipping Through the Cracks’: Post-Secondary students with Mental-Health Disabilities Struggle to Find Help
Undergraduate students voice that there is a disconnect between what is available to students with mental-health disabilities and their knowledge of their rights and resources, preventing them from utilizing accessibility services.
Have Assisted Dying Laws Gone Too Far?
As Canada expands access to MAID, many people with disabilities are sounding the alarm. Some say the law was flawed from the outset
Counterfeits, Photocopies: Toronto Police Crack Down on Accessible Parking Permit Fraud
Under a scorching sun in a Scarborough parking lot, parking enforcement officer Mike Murphy is moving car-to-car in the row closest to the mall entrance, working to ensure the accessible spots are occupied by the people who need them most.
AODA Alliance Updates:
AODA Alliance Calls for Major Reforms to Ontario Government’s Implementation and Enforcement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in its Finalized Brief to Phase 2 of the Rich Donovan AODA Independent Review
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Disabilities Minister Carla Qualtrough Tweeted that Trudeau Government to Table Bill C-22 (the Canada Disability Benefit Act) in House of Commons Next Week, But No Indication Whether the Government Agrees to Ratify All the Senate’s Amendments to the Bill
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