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February 24th, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014   After $51 billion, you think it would be easy for everyone to get around the Olympics, unfortunatelythat is not the case. Less than 3 weeks until the Paralympics, infrastructure around Olympic Park and its venues are not entirely barrier-free. Wheelchair access ramps at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center aren't easily visible, while stairs for walking access are steep and icy. Door frames raised from the floor are all over the venues, including doorways leading into lower seating areas and wheelchair seating at Bolshoy Ice Dome. As the world saw...
February 20th, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Are you an ALLY? Discrimination takes many forms and impacts employment and the quality of and access to our health care. Check out these great videos made by Mount Sinai to hear first-hand accounts of discrimination and explore how being an ALLY can make a difference Discrimination takes many forms and impacts our employment and the quality of and access to our health care. Watch our ten-minute videos to hear first-hand accounts of discrimination and explore how being an ALLY can make a difference. - See more at: http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/about_us/human-rights/...
February 11th, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014   It is cold out there and we are in the depths of winter. Here are some winter safety tips and information to get us all through winter.  Q. Who is responsible for snow removal at bus stops? A.   The City of Kitchener is not responsible for bus stop snow removal.  All inquiries should be directed to Grand River Transit at 519-585-7555. Q.  What can you do to get people to shovel their sidewalks? A.  City by-laws require property owners or occupants to remove snow and ice from sidewalks.  When a complaint is received staff...
January 31st, 2014
Friday, January 31, 2014   Chantal Huinink is upset from her most recent ride on a Greyhound bus from Toronto to Waterloo. Chantal is a wheelchair user and says her ride was a 4 hour ordeal due to faulty equipment and untrained drivers. The experience for her was traumatic and upset her that the AODA was so violated in this situation. Click here to read the article
January 29th, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 A great article was in the Record this past weekend on ILCWR consumer Andre Campbell and his experiences being a writer/illustrator on his new graphic novel called "Starkeeper". Take a look at the article to learn about the amazing creative process Andre went through when writing/illustrating Starkeeper and what it means to him. Click here to read the article
January 28th, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014   The Sochi 2014 Paralympic games is the first year that para-snowboarding will be an official sport. Check out this great article on Team Canada's para-snowboarding team. The Olympics are only 10 days away; make sure you tune in to cheer for Team Canada. Click here to read the article
January 24th, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014   Exciting news today coming from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Ontario is expanding the Direct Funding program to help more people with disabilities live independently. The expanded program will provide direct funding to approximately 1,000 Ontarians with disabilities by 2016 to help them self-manage their care. Click here to read the article
January 23rd, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014   Nichelle Benn (right) and her mother Brenda Hardiman share their story of their experience with Nichelle's disability and her experience with the justice system. Nichelle is facing criminal charges after an incident at the rehabilitation facility where she lives. Her mother says her daughter's brain disorder causes periodic episodes of aggressive behaviour. This leaves the question of what do you do with an adult daughter whose disability and violent outbursts lead to criminal charges. Click here to read the article
January 21st, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014   Toronto is studying online voting for people living with disabilities, but the city says the online option should be available to all citizens. Members of the disability community are urging the city to provide the option to all members of the community. In the past moving voting online has drastically increased the turnout of citizens that vote. Check out the story below. Click here to read the article
January 15th, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014     This story will change the way you think about what being a older sibling means. When cerebral palsy threatened to keep Cayden in a wheelchair, his big brother, Connor, stepped in and changed everything for him. Now they compete in triathlons as the best team around. Watch the amazing story and bond of the Long brothers below. Click here to watch the video

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