Click here to download in MS Word the Text at First Reading, June 20, 2018, of Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act
January 19, 2018 SUMMARY Happy new year. In our first Update for 2018, we bring you up to speed on some recent developments regarding: * A recent glitch with our AODA Alliance Update email service. * Our call for new Government action on accessibility in the built environment. * The Wynne Government’s duty to appoint … Continue reading The Wynne Government Offers Nothing New to Address Disability Barriers in the Built Environment – and – Awaiting the Wynne Government’s Appointment of the next AODA Independent Review, and Other News on Accessibility to Start the New Year
December 8, 2017 1. Today the Wynne Government Finally Announced the Chairs of the Promised Education Standards Development Committee In a news release today, set out near the end of this Update, the Wynne Government today finally started to announce the appointment of the promised Education Standards Development Committee. We have led the campaign for … Continue reading After Months of AODA Alliance Advocacy Efforts, the Wynne Government Announces the Chairs of the Education Standards Development Committee And Year-End Report on Efforts in 2017 of Ontario’s Grassroots Non-Partisan Accessibility Campaign
December 6, 2017 There is good reason to be quite concerned about the efforts going on now to develop or review accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Right now, four Standards Development Committees are in operation. The Wynne Government appointed each of them under the AODA. One Standards Development Committee is … Continue reading Will Ontario’s Transportation Standards Development Committee Consider and Vote on Each Recommendation that the AODA Alliance and ARCH Disability Law Centre Have Made to Strengthen Ontario’s Transportation Accessibility Standard?
December 5, 2017 One full year ago today, Premier Wynne announced in the Ontario Legislature that her Government would create an Education Accessibility Standard under the AODA. We have led the campaigned for this, to tear down the many disability barriers that impede students with disabilities in Ontario’s education system. Yesterday, the AODA Alliance issued … Continue reading The Opposition New Democratic Party and Progressive Conservative Party Each Draw on The AODA Alliance’s December 4, 2017 News Release to Support Our Call for the Wynne Government to Now Appoint the Overdue Education Standards Development Committee
December 4, 2017 Tomorrow, December 5, 2017, will mark the one-year anniversary of Premier Wynne promising to develop and enact a new regulation under Ontario’s Disabilities Act, to tear down the many disability barriers that impede one-third of a million Ontario students with disabilities from fully benefitting from schools, colleges and universities. Yet her Government … Continue reading Anniversary of Wynne Government Inaction — One Year After Promising A New Regulation for One-Third of a Million Ontario Students with Disabilities to Tear Down Disability Barriers in Schools, Colleges and Universities, Why Hasn’t Premier Wynne Appointed the Mandatory Advisory Committee to Recommend What that Regulation Should Include?
December 1, 2017 Toronto: On the eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities (December 3), it looks like millions of provincial dollars are destined for another brand-new building with serious disability accessibility problems, in a preliminary design revealed two days ago. These problems are similar to some of those which the grassroots AODA … Continue reading On the Eve of the International Day for People with Disabilities, will the Wynne Government Invest $125 Million In Another New Public University Building Whose Preliminary Design Has Serious Accessibility Problems?
November 29, 2017 A Great New Resource at Your Fingertips Today the AODA Alliance is delighted to unveil Part 2 of its series of online videos. These tell the story of the campaign for accessibility in Ontario. It was 23 years ago today, on November 29, 1994, that a group of about 20 disability advocates … Continue reading The AODA Alliance Launches Part 2 of Its Series of Online Videos on the Campaign for Accessibility, to Mark the 23rd Anniversary of Ontario’s Grassroots Campaign for Disability Accessibility
Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: email@example.com Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario March 4, 2016 SUMMARY 1. We Need Your Feedback Fast! We eagerly want your feedback on our latest draft brief to the Wynne Government on its weak proposed revisions to the already-weak 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard. … Continue reading Send Us Feedback on Our Latest Draft Brief to the Wynne Government on Proposed Revisions to the 2007 Customer Service Accessibility Standard — and — On YouTube, You Can Now Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s March 3, 2016 Interview on The Agenda With Steve Paikin
Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario March 3, 2016 SUMMARY 1. Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky’s Twenty-Minute Interview Tonight at 8 or 11 PM on TVO’s “The Agenda With Steve Paikin” Or Later on YouTube Please encourage friends, family and total strangers … Continue reading Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” Tonight at 8 or 11 PM or Later on YouTube, Talking about the Need for the Wynne Government to Create an Education Accessibility Standard – and – Insufficient Government Action on Accessibility Comes up During Budget Debates in the Ontario Legislature
Click here to download in MS Word format Our 1-page leaflet on our “Picture Our Barriers” Campaign
Ontario News Media – Print/Online: The Canadian Press Email: email@example.com Twitter: @CdnPress The Globe and Mail Email: Newsroom@globeandmail.com Twitter: @globeandmail Hamilton Spectator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @TheSpec The London Free Press Email: [contact via www.lfpress.com/ugc/submission] Twitter: @LFPress Metro Toronto Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @metrotoronto National Post Email: email@example.com Twitter: @nationalpost Ottawa Citizen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @OttawaCitizen … Continue reading List of email addresses and Twitter handles for major news outlets
Below are the email addresses and Twitter handles for all Ontario MPPs as of February 28, 2016, broken down by their political party, and then listed in alphabetical order for each party. LIBERAL PARTY OF ONTARIO Albanese, Laura – Liberal Party (York South—Weston) Email: email@example.com Twitter: @Laura_Albanese Anderson, Granville – Liberal Party (Durham) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org … Continue reading List of the email addresses and Twitter handles for all members of the Ontario legislature as of February 28, 2016, broken down by political party
Here are the email addresses and Twitter handles for all Ontairo MPP’s as of February 28,2016, listed in alphabetical order by the MPPs’ last names. Albanese, Laura – Liberal Party (York South—Weston) Email: email@example.com Twitter: @Laura_Albanese Anderson, Granville – Liberal Party (Durham) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @GranvilleMPP Armstrong, Teresa J. – NDP (London—Fanshawe) Email: email@example.com Twitter: … Continue reading List of the email addresses and Twitter handles for all members of the Ontario legislature as of February 28, 2016, sorted alphabetically
Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario February 28, 2016 SUMMARY 1. Three Great Accessibility Advocacy Training Events in a Row and How to Get Started Planning One in Your Community Here are three great community events in rapid succession that will help our … Continue reading Come to March 3 University of Windsor Accessibility Forum, March 7 York University Accessibility Forum or March 12 Ryerson Accessibility Panel – Get Your Nearby University, Community College or Other Community Organization to Hold An Accessibility Forum! – and – Watch AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky on TVOntario’s “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” on March 3 2016!
Sign Up for AODA Alliance Updates by writing: email@example.com Learn more at: www.www.aodaalliance.org United for a Barrier-Free Ontario February 26, 2016 I. Introduction The Ontario Government’s effort to make Ontario fully accessible to over 1.8 million people with disabilities has slowed to a crawl, mired in lethargy and bureaucracy. A widely-respected Independent Review that the … Continue reading Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Action Kit “Picture Our Barriers” Action Kit
Click here to download in MS Word format the AODA Alliance’s New “Picture Our Barriers Action Kit”
Click here to download in MS Word format the AODA Alliance’s 1-Page leaflet to Get More People Involved in Our Non-Partisan Ontario Accessibility Campaign – Please Circulate it Widely!
Click here for a list of names and contact information for Members of the Ontario Legislature, current as of February 24, 2016