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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021Contact: Joyce Balaz email@example.com 905-723-8111Sherry Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
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… Read More Minutes from our meeting with Honourable Minister Todd Smith.
TORONTO, ONTARIO– On Friday September 20th, 2019 at Queen’s Park from 11:00am until 12:00pm the Ontario Disability Coalition is hosting a rally to allow people with disabilities to speak up as we urge the government to STOP discrimination and fund ALL disabilities. Self-advocates will be calling on the Ontario government to take immediate action and… Read More Speak Up! We are NOT Red Tape Rally
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,… Read More National Disability Strategy
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… Read More Fund the Need Not the Label
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… Read More Minister MacLeod, over 50,000 Children with Disabilities other than autism in the Province of Ontario deserve better
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… Read More Deane is my brother.