Minutes from our meeting with Honourable Minister Todd Smith.

On September 20th 2019, the day of Ontario Disability Coalition (ODC) Queens Park rally “We are not red tape”, ODC advocates also had an opportunity to meet with senior ministry staff and the Honourable Minister Todd Smith. This was an opportunity for self advocates and their caregivers to share their hardships and experiences with Minister Todd Smith about growing up and living in Ontario with a physical and developmental disability.

They talk openly about why we need an Ontario Disability Program. Self Advocates open up, so we can move forward to a Barrier Free Ontario. Minutes for our meeting are posted below.

Front Row Brandon Colatosti, Lexi Tokhi, Ashley Caldwell and Dante Wellington
Backrow Kevin John-Head and Michael Madden. Posing outside the provincial legislature before meeting with Minister Todd Smith
Pictured is Minister Todd Smith and his staff seated at a large board table surrounded by self advocates children, youth and adults living with disabilities in Ontario. They shared their experiences and barriers they faced as they advocated for an Ontario Disability Program to ensure Ontario is Barrier Free.

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