Accessibility News June 1,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Organizations Invited to Apply for Funding Under the National AccessAbility Week Call for Proposals to Promote Accessibility and Disability Inclusion
*Family, Leaders Mark Boardwalk Opening in Memory of David Onley
*Toronto Woman Who Uses Wheelchair Carried Off Air Canada Flight
*Proposed Accessibility Laws Will Help Those ‘Being Left Behind,’ Says Advocate
*Timmins Group Boosting Bid for Provincial ParaTransit Passes
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)

ARTICLES:

Organizations Invited to Apply for Funding Under the National AccessAbility Week Call for Proposals to Promote Accessibility and Disability Inclusion

Under this new CFP, up to $2 million over two years is available to support up to 20 projects that will help:

improve understanding and knowledge among Canadians about accessibility and disability inclusion, including through NAAW activities taking place in 2025 and 2026; reduce stigma and attitudinal barriers towards persons with disabilities; and,
share best practices and lessons learned within the disability community on NAAW activities, to help support the broader culture change objectives of the Accessible Canada Act.

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Organizations Invited to Apply for Funding Under the National AccessAbility Week Call for Proposals to Promote Accessibility and Disability Inclusion

Family, Leaders Mark Boardwalk Opening in Memory of David Onley

New boardwalk is part of zoo’s plan to meet provincial accessibility standards

Family, politicians and members of the community gathered in Toronto Saturday to mark the opening of Toronto Zoo’s new boardwalk in memory of late accessibility champion and former lieutenant-governor, David C. Onley.

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Family, Leaders Mark Boardwalk Opening in Memory of David Onley

Toronto Woman Who Uses Wheelchair Carried Off Air Canada Flight

The video was captured the same week the federal government wrapped up the National Air Accessibility Summit. The summit was launched in response to numerous reports of airlines leaving passengers with disabilities to deplane without assistance and misplacing vital equipment.

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Toronto Woman Who Uses Wheelchair Carried Off Air Canada Flight

Proposed Accessibility Laws Will Help Those ‘Being Left Behind,’ Says Advocate

The province has proposed laws to improve accessibility for public and private sector spaces, including standards and penalties for failing to comply.

Haley Flaro, the executive director of Ability New Brunswick, said it was a career highlight for her and her team to see the Accessibility Act tabled in the legislature on Friday.

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Proposed Accessibility Laws Will Help Those ‘Being Left Behind,’ Says Advocate

Timmins Group Boosting Bid for Provincial ParaTransit Passes
Pass would be valid anywhere in Ontario, like a parking permit

The Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) is submitting a letter of support for a proposal to the provincial Ministry of Transportation to develop a provincial-level paratransit use application process.

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Timmins Group Boosting Bid for Provincial ParaTransit Passes

AODA Alliance Updates:

Devastating Death of Vulnerable Student with Disability at School Reinforces Urgent Need for Strong Provincial Oversight of School Boards’ Safeguards for a Third of a Million Students with Disabilities

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Devastating Death of Vulnerable Student with Disability at School Reinforces Urgent Need for Strong Provincial Oversight of School Boards’ Safeguards for a Third of a Million Students with Disabilities

Metroland Newspapers Publish AODA Alliance Chair’s Guest Column Calling on Federal Government to Increase the Canada Disability Benefit

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Metroland Newspapers Publish AODA Alliance Chair’s Guest Column Calling on Federal Government to Increase the Canada Disability Benefit

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