Disability Rights are Human Rights

By Ilanna Mandel of Mandel Creative Why We Must Be Activist/Warriors Today in the Province of Ontario, Canada, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, over half a million people with disabilities are living in abject poverty. I recently interviewed both Rima Berns-McGowan, MPP and Joel Harden, MPP of the NDP. Both of them are astounded at the… Read More Disability Rights are Human Rights

We have a message “Nobody is disposable” – Critical Care Triage Protocol discriminates against disabled Ontarians.

Dear Families, Self-Advocates, and Supporters, For the past year, disability advocates have been raising the alarm over the provincial governments proposed critical care triage protocol. As we are experiencing the third wave of the pandemic, seeing increased numbers of patients in Intensive Care Units, and are faced with the real threat of our health care… Read More We have a message “Nobody is disposable” – Critical Care Triage Protocol discriminates against disabled Ontarians.

Introducing Anthony Frisina as our media representative.

Anthony Frisina is Ontario Disability Coalition’s new media representative. He welcomes open discussion on the challenges people with disabilities are faced with daily and provides solutions. He challenges government with his powerful voice and equal action in his own community with intentions that people with disabilities collectively amplify our voices and in collaboration with the able-bodied community we act upon government inaction and discrimination and promote collective prosperity.… Read More Introducing Anthony Frisina as our media representative.

Press Release – Ontario must end Discrimination in ALL COVID-19 Policies and Directives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021Contact: Joyce Balaz familyallianceont@gmail.com 905-723-8111Sherry Caldwell ontariodisabilitycoalition@gmail.com NEWS RELEASE FAMILY ALLIANCE ONTARIO and ONTARIO DISABILITY COALITION DEMANDS THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ACT TO PROTECT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FROM DISCRIMINATION IN ALL COVID-19 POLICIES AND DIRECTIVES The Government of Ontario’s most recent written directions to Ontario hospitals –ADULT CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL EMERGENCY… Read More Press Release – Ontario must end Discrimination in ALL COVID-19 Policies and Directives

Disabled Students Left Without Choices

By Theresa Sanders My late August Facebook memories are full of posts about eagerly prepping for school and dreaming of the “yellow ball of sunshine” coming down my street (I’ve even written a song about the school bus…..).  While every year brings some trepidation about transitioning, support, and scheduling due to my daughters high level of… Read More Disabled Students Left Without Choices

We need change immediately, lives are literally at stake.

By Marcy White When she was Ontario Patient Ombudsman, Christine Elliott came to my house to meet my son. She advocated repeatedly, but ineffectively, on his behalf when she learned about the frequent nursing errors Jacob experienced at home. We had weekly meetings discussing the status of her efforts. The current Minister of Health, the same… Read More We need change immediately, lives are literally at stake.