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

A Good Friday Surprise! Government of Ontario cancelling student loans – but only for the privileged few

Starting next week, every white woman under the age of 25 in 2019, who is a size 2 or under, will have their student loans cancelled by the Government of Ontario. If you’re a man, not white, not slim, or over 25, you’re out of luck. Absurd, isn’t it? Put another way, starting next week,… Read More A Good Friday Surprise! Government of Ontario cancelling student loans – but only for the privileged few

We raised our concerns and the ministry responded, and so did our members.

  Today appeared to be letter writing day for the ministry as a number of members received the same response letter.  It did not take long for members to respond. Dear Mrs Jane Cleve, Thank you for your response letter. Just to clarify my letter to Honorable Lisa MacLeod and Premier Doug Ford was specifically… Read More We raised our concerns and the ministry responded, and so did our members.

Petition for an Inclusive Ontario Disability Program

We put together this petition in response to the thousands of families whose children, youth and adults with ALL disabilities were told to wait your turn.   We are asking you to stand in solitary with us because disability does not discriminate and neither should our government. CALL TO ACTION:  Please download, print, sign and… Read More Petition for an Inclusive Ontario Disability Program

The Real Wait List: Minister Macleod tells over 50,000 children with disabilities in Ontario to “wait their turn”

The Real Wait List: Minister Macleod tells over 50,000 children with disabilities in Ontario to “wait their turn” TORONTO, ONTARIO – April 2, 2019– The Ontario Disability Coalition is dismayed at Minister Macleod and Minister Elliot’s announcement today that the needs of anywhere from 50,000  with disabilities in Ontario will not be addressed until the… Read More The Real Wait List: Minister Macleod tells over 50,000 children with disabilities in Ontario to “wait their turn”

For Immediate Press Release:   Ontario Government Discriminating Against Thousands of Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities 

TORONTO, ONTARIO – March 31, 2019 – The Ontario Disability Coalition is extremely disappointed with the Government of Ontario’s decision to continue ignoring the needs of tens of thousands of children, youth and adults with disabilities across the province. On the eve of changes to the Ontario Autism Program, children and youth with any other… Read More For Immediate Press Release:   Ontario Government Discriminating Against Thousands of Children, Youth and Adults with Disabilities 

Barrier Free Rehabilitation in Ontario

To support children and youth with ALL disabilities ask candidates from all parties to take the Ontario Disability Coalition pledge.  Links to print these documents and more details on are found here: Ask your MPP to take the Pledge – “Trust Parents & Caregivers” Reasons to sign the Pledge and provide Barrier Free Rehabilitation Ontario Disability… Read More Barrier Free Rehabilitation in Ontario

Ontario Government Neglecting Children

The Ontario Government Plan now called the ‘Special Needs Strategy’ will neglect our children and youth with Special Needs.  It is just a Special Needs Tragedy.   Eighteen years of study after study and the Ontario Government still wishes to waste money again on the issue rather than take proper corrective action. The Special Needs Tragedy is… Read More Ontario Government Neglecting Children