In Canada Disability Poverty begins at birth

Earlier this year advocates from Ontario Disability Coalition and BC Complex Kids Society met with Minister Carla Qualtrough to discuss childhood disability poverty that affects families across Canada. We shared our stories as mother’s of children with complex medical needs and identify the barriers created by federal policies and solutions to prevent lowered social economic… Read More In Canada Disability Poverty begins at birth

Ford’s “Plan to Build” Fails Those Most Vulnerable

IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE  TORONTO, ONTARIO –  Proposed changes, while great for those who can work, leave those who cannot work destitute. “We have been pushing the government to increase the amount recipients can earn before clawing back earnings, so it is good to see this change now. However this change only benefits those who can… Read More Ford’s “Plan to Build” Fails Those Most Vulnerable

Home Care Nursing Crisis is going from bad to worse

Ontario Home Care System is completely forgotten and is leaving Ontario’s most vulnerable families, children, adults, and seniors without critically essential life sustaining care. Nicole Payette Kyryluk, a policy advisor for Ontario Disability Coalition, shared her family’s struggles in a desperate cry for help and it was featured on the front page of the Toronto… Read More Home Care Nursing Crisis is going from bad to worse

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