Accessibility News May 4,2024 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 34 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

In this Issue

*SRDC Releases New Research in Advancing Career Mobility for People with Disabilities
*Primate to write Ottawa about MAID expansion plan
*’We Can Be Proud’: Regina City Council Unanimously in Favour of Improving City’s Accessibility
*Staff Recommend Against Online Voting in 2026 city Election
*Mobility Bus Offers On-Demand Personalized Service for Riders
*AODA Alliance Updates[2]

ARTICLES:

SRDC Releases New Research in Advancing Career Mobility for People with Disabilities

The Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) has uncovered new research exploring the challenges that individuals with disabilities face in career advancement and career mobility; and identified ways that policies, programs, and services can support them in their employment journey.

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SRDC Releases New Research in Advancing Career Mobility for People with Disabilities

Primate to write Ottawa about MAID expansion plan

The resolution requests that the primate write a letter to federal Minister of Health Mark Holland expressing concerns about recent expansions to Canada’s MAID practices and endorsing an expansion of palliative care services as an alternative. It also directs the church’s Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice and the department of Faith, Worship and Ministry (FWM) to find ways of educating the church on MAID-related issues by using and promoting existing materials previously produced by the church and FWM.

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Primate to write Ottawa about MAID expansion plan

‘We Can Be Proud’: Regina City Council Unanimously in Favour of Improving City’s Accessibility

In all, the initiative known as the Regina Accessibility Plan, includes 17 recommendations on how to make the Queen City more approachable for everyone.

“This isn’t just a little bit of people, this is 30 per cent of the community,” mother Sarah Turnbull said.

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‘We Can Be Proud’: Regina City Council Unanimously in Favour of Improving City’s Accessibility

Staff Recommend Against Online Voting in 2026 city Election

The city’s accessibility advisory committee (AAC), however, is championing a return to online voting. It passed a motion to that effect in December, followed by a motion earlier this month stressing it does not support the staff recommendations.

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Staff Recommend Against Online Voting in 2026 city Election

Mobility Bus Offers On-Demand Personalized Service for Riders

Personalized transit services will help Belleville riders who can book their trips through a new online portal.

But, users of Belleville’s Mobility Bus “must first register for the mobility bus to confirm eligibility,” the municipality has advised.

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Mobility Bus Offers On-Demand Personalized Service for Riders

AODA Alliance Updates:

Huge Interim Victory for Torontonians with Disabilities – Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Says No to Electric Scooters – Disability Advocates Pressing Full City Council to Agree

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Huge Interim Victory for Torontonians with Disabilities — Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Says No to Electric Scooters — Disability Advocates Pressing Full City Council to Agree

Email Toronto City Council’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee to Support the AODA Alliance Brief Calling for No E-Scooters and No bike Paths built On Top of Sidewalks

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Email Toronto City Council’s Infrastructure and Environment Committee to Support the AODA Alliance Brief Calling for No E-Scooters and No bike Paths built On Top of Sidewalks

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