Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update
United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
Sign Up To Attend October 1, 2020 virtual town Hall on How to Advocate Against Allowing Electric Scooters in Toronto which Endanger People with Disabilities, Seniors and Others
September 28, 2020
Here is a great way for you to help the important campaign to get Toronto Mayor John Tory and the Toronto City Council not to allow electric scooters (e-scooters) in Toronto. E-scooters would pose a serious danger to people with disabilities, seniors and others. This will be especially helpful if you know little or nothing about this issue, and want to know what you can do to help.
We encourage you to sign up to attend an excellent virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1 to 2 pm local time, organized by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and Citizens with Disabilities Ontario (CWDO). It will give you easy-to-use tips and helpful training to take action on this issue. This forum will help you learn to take action on issue whether you live in Toronto (where e-scooters are not yet allowed), in Ottawa (where a pilot with e-scooters is already presenting problems for the public including people with disabilities) or elsewhere.
The AODA Alliance congratulates and thanks CILT and CWDO for organizing this event. Below we set out the announcement for this event. We are informed that it will be captioned. Please sign up to take part.
The AODA Alliance has been very active over this past year, raising serious disability concerns about e-scooters.
For helpful tips on how you can help this cause and why it matters to us all, check out the AODA Alliance’s new E-scooters Action Kit.
For lots of background on this issue, visit the AODA Alliance website’s E-scooters web page.
Announcement of the October 1, 2020 CILT/CWDO Online Virtual Town Hall Meeting on How to Help Keep E-scooters Out of Toronto
CILT and CWDO Invite You Zoom Meeting to Take Action Against the Dangers of Electric Scooters in Toronto
Topic: Take Action Against the Dangers of Electric Scooters in Toronto
Description: CILT and CWDO Invite You to Join a 1-hour Live Email Writing Campaign to Toronto’s Mayor and Your City Councillor. Help stop the City of Toronto from allowing electric scooters (e-scooters), a serious new danger to the safety and accessibility of people with disabilities, seniors, and the public.
When: Thurs. Oct 1, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
This workshop will have following objectives:
1) Background and Purpose of this Campaign
2) Real Time Email Writing and Sending Campaign
3) Question and Answers
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
As well, Workshop Participants who register will receive an AODA Alliance Action Kit to help you prepare an email and send it at the end of the workshop.
John Mossa, Independent Living Skills Coordinator, Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) and
Tracy Odell, President, Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO)