December 5th, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Take a look on this great article in the Star on the Centre for Independent Living and their programs aimed at giving parents with disabilities the right abilities. There are still negative attitudes towards people with disabilities who might want to have children and a difficulty faced by new mothers accessing medical care and a lack of community support for new or prospective parents in some place are still real. The programs at CILT aim to break these barriers and offer programs which provide support for parents living with disabilities. Click here to...
November 26th, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 The Star recently reported that about 70 per cent of Ontario businesses with 20 or more employees are ignoring provincial accessibility laws. Despite the lack of compliance, not one business in violation has been inspected, issued a compliance order or fined. Blind lawyer David Lepofsky was forced to file a freedom of information request to get an update on how businesses are complying with the province's disability accessibility legislation. Do you find many local businesses are compliant with the AODA? Read the rest of the article here
November 22nd, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013 Check out this great initiative this holiday season. ILCWR will be participating and giving back to the community. Why don’t you? Find out how to become a charity partner or how to donate at www.stuffinstockings.ca
November 19th, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 This past weekend was the BOX13 Art Show and Sale held at Double R Steel in Kitchener. If you were not there you missed out, the event was amazing. There was tons of great local art and very interesting free public talks. We would like to thank BOX13 and all the artists involved, you helped raise $8,500 for ILCWR programs and services in the Waterloo Region. We are so grateful to have been a part of such an awesome local event.
November 14th, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013 When aspiring filmmaker Austin Chapman was able to choose the soundtracks for his movies, he went on a musical binge. Two year prior to his movie, the aspiring filmmaker's life changed. New hearing aids let him hear a wide range of sounds for the first time ever. Check out the rest of Austin's story below and watch his short film “Eleven Eleven” on his experiences as a deaf person. Read More Here
October 29th, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 We would like to send out a big congratulations to Mooregate assisted living site for raising over $850 at their United Way BBQ. It was a great day with lots of smiling faces; there was a BBQ, bake sale and raffle table. All proceeds went to support United Way KW. Thanks to Mooregate ILCWR has reached 50% of its goal to raise $6,500 for United Way! If you are a staff member and want to donate click here. Check out the Photos here
October 8th, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week and to show their support Bell has partnered with CMHA to raise funds for mental health awareness. Bell has launched their blue box program all across Canada; recycle your used or old mobile devices at CMHA locations in your community or at your local Bell store. Be sure to show your support and recycle. Check the article here
October 4th, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013 Two state lawmakers want to remove the word "handicapped" from signs marking parking spaces for people with disabilities as it is obsolete and offensive. The lawmakers are primary sponsors of House Bill 265, which would remove all forms of the word “handicap” from Ohio law, replacing them with phrases like “person(s) with a disability” or “access/accessible/accessibility.” Additionally, new and replacement signs for parking spaces would include the word “accessible” instead of “handicapped.” Check out the article here
October 1st, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 On October 18th 2013 Extend-A-Family is hosting an amazing event to celebrate those in our community that live inclusion in their everyday. This event is part of their I Choose Dignity campaign. It will be held at the Museum, Downton Kitchener doors open at 6pm and then event offically begins at 7 pm. Featuring juno nominated singer-songwritter Craig Caradiff along with Phil Lehmann and the presentation of the third annual inclusion awards. Tickets are $10 for more informations visti ichoosedignity.com or call 519-741-0190 ext. 0. Check out the event here...
September 9th, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013 Engineering students at UAB have created a wheelchair that is equipped with a joystick and a kid-friendly paint job and is ground level so toddlers can easily interact with their peers. The system also has an override switch which allows parents to stop the movement of the wheelchair at a flip of the switch. This chair allows children with disabilities to gain a sense of independence. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. Check out the video here