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February 22nd, 2016
Quidditch Anyone? Come out for a fun-filled afternoon AND support a good cause! What could be better? A local group want to make their way to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios as well as raise awareness about the issues surrounding traveling with a disability. Will you help?   Visit the GO FUND ME page here. Watch the group's video here. See Quidditch Match poster below. For more information about the event or to buy tickets, please contact: sutherland.carmen42@gmail.com  
February 16th, 2016
Future Directions Update The Board of Directors engaged the services of Carolyne Hooper, to provide recommendations on future directions for ILCWR.  Carolyne completed this by working with a Steering Committee, conducting focus groups with consumers, staff and the Board as well as consulting with other organizations, funders and Leadership Team.    ILCWR is currently reviewing the recommendations and establishing plans for the next steps.  The main recommendations are as follows:    Partner with other organizations to provide opportunities for consumers to have...
February 11th, 2016
  TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. There are lots of TED talks that address "disability issues". They look at the labels, sterotypes, new technology and more.   Check out Stella Young's TED talk on the topic of "...
January 21st, 2016
 Congratulations to Sue Morgan for receiving the AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Award. This award is so  well deserved. Sue works very hard to make our community more accessible and inclusive. Way to go Sue!        
November 17th, 2015
   Independent Living Canada and its members have written an open letter to the Honourable Justin Trudeau. The letter congratulates the new Prime Minister and addresses the much talked about, Disability Tax Credit. To read the document in full, please click on the attachment below. 
August 7th, 2015
  ILCWR's alumnus and Winner of The SHOT Season 2, James Downham has released his debut album. Buy it today at Head Office or visit his website to buy it online at: www.jamesdownham.com/shop Mention ILCWR when placing the order to donate $1 to ILCWR Access and Awarenss Programs.   
July 29th, 2015
  The Parapan Am Games are almost here, which will see more than 1,600 athletes compete in 15 sports between Aug. 7 and 15. This is excellent exposure for para-athletics. CTV News reports that It's the first time the Games will be broadcast on television, a milestone that will "change the game," said Rob Snoek, a former Paralympian who will cover the event for the CBC. However, others are concerned about Toronto's accessibilty and question if the city is ready for the games. click below to read more: http://goo.gl/XAvejh https://goo.gl/c2TIlh http://goo.gl/6ZKWnD
April 2nd, 2015
    Disability, Masculinities and Schooling: a narrative inquiry into the storied lives of men and boys with physical disabilities   Advertisement for Participation in Research StudyFrom David Mara, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Ontario. I am conducting a study that will examine the perspectives of boys with disabilities and their experiences at school. You are invited because your perspective as a man or boy with a physical disability may provide valuable insight and further understanding about the education of boys. The purpose of...
March 17th, 2015
The Guardian wants your submissions of photos depicting statues that celebrate the contribution and achievement of people with disabilities. From The Guardian: Have you seen these or know of any statues around the world that show disability? We would like to see them. You can share your photos or videos by clicking on the blue ‘Contribute’ button on this article. You can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’. Have you seen or know of statues around the world that show disability? Share them in the comments below. If you...
March 10th, 2015
  A.J. Murray, 32, from Atlanta, has cerebral palsy. Jeremy Vest, 28, was born with Williams Syndrome. Zach Gottsagen, 29, has Down syndrome. Judy Moscariello, 53, also has cerebral palsy. Together, they are the cast of BECOMING BULLETPROOF, the story of a group of people with disabilities from across America who take part in an ambitious indie film production.Weaving between 1890s period drama and present-day action, Bulletproof’s snaking plot requires mastering lines, pushing through take after take, and showing up on time in costume. As the actors grapple with these high expectations...

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