National Disability Strategy

The Ontario Disability Coalition  May 23, 2019 Dear Senator Jim Munson, As a Canadian I’m writing to you as a passionate change maker and mother to my daughter Ashley who is 14 years old and has a rare genetic syndrome.  She requires several assistive devices to participate fully and actively in daily living.  She uses a wheelchair, […]

Fund the Need Not the Label

We need your help to ensure equality for ALL disabilities We can’t do this without you!  Do you have 30 seconds to spare? The Government of Ontario needs to stop discriminating between disabilities. All individuals with disabilities should be supported according to their need not their label!  Let’s come together with a united voice and be […]

Minister MacLeod, over 50,000 Children with Disabilities other than autism in the Province of Ontario deserve better

On Monday, May 6, 2019, the Ontario Disability Coalition was pleased to hold a press conference at Queen’s Park, to discuss the plight of over 50,000 children in the province of Ontario with disabilities other than autism. In response to our press conference, Minister Lisa MacLeod admitted that children with special needs other than autism are deserving […]

Deane is my brother.

Deane is my brother. He is physically and developmentally disabled and he is about to lose most of the support services that help him live a healthy, engaged life. Why? Because he will soon age out of the school system. That’s right. When Deane and thousands of disabled young people like him reach the age […]

“We are people first, we deserve to be treated with dignity and respect like anyone in our communities”

Hamilton Ontario, Statement from Anthony Frisina Above & Beyond Producer /Founder  “Funding is paramount to preserve the quality of life for people who live with disabilities.  I am a Student Services Representative at Mohawk College & Standardized Patient at McMaster in Hamilton respectively, and a man who volunteers with passion in my community to ensure […]