March 30, 2012
Here are selections of important news and upcoming events of interest to all who support our campaign for a fully-accessible Ontario for all persons with disabilities:
1. On April 3 and April 16, 2012, the City of Toronto will be holding public consultations on the need for more accessible taxis in Toronto. It is important for as many as possible to attend from the disability community. See the City’s announcement, below, for more details.
Bits and Pieces of Important News on the Campaign for a Fully-Accessible Ontario. Read full article.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, March 21, 2012 — The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today released for public feedback a Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities. When completed, the Framework will assist in evaluating new or existing laws, policies and practices to ensure that they take into account the circumstances and experiences of persons with disabilities, and that they promote positive outcomes for these members of society within the context of society as a whole.
LCO Releases Draft Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities. Read full article.
Written by: Donna-Lynn Wiitala on March 20, 2012.
THUNDER BAY – Editorial – On January 1, 2012 the Customer Service Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) came into effect for the private sector. This means that persons with disabilities are thankfully able to enjoy an increasing amount of access to businesses in Thunder Bay. We are very pleased with the efforts being made!
“Nice City to Visit…Just Don’t Expect to Take a Shower!” – PUSH Northwest. Read full article.
THUNDER BAY PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE APRIL 4, 2012
March 19, 2012
The Review of Ontario’s Human Rights Code, which the McGuinty Government appointed Toronto lawyer Andrew Pinto to conduct, has announced that it has scheduled public hearings for its Review in Thunder Bay, to be held on April 4, 2012. We set out below The Pinto Review’s announcement. It gives details on the public hearings’ time and place, and how to arrange to attend to make a presentation or just to watch.
Pinto Human Rights Code Review Restores Cancelled Thunder Bay Public Hearings After AODA Alliance Gets CBC to Cover its Earlier Cancellation. Read full article.
March 9, 2011
Please take five minutes to help with our accessibility campaign. Here are two easy-to-use action tips:
AODA Alliance: Two quick ways you can help our accessibility campaign. Read full article.