We have a message “Nobody is disposable” – Critical Care Triage Protocol discriminates against disabled Ontarians.

Dear Families, Self-Advocates, and Supporters, For the past year, disability advocates have been raising the alarm over the provincial governments proposed critical care triage protocol. As we are experiencing the third wave of the pandemic, seeing increased numbers of patients in Intensive Care Units, and are faced with the real threat of our health care… Read More We have a message “Nobody is disposable” – Critical Care Triage Protocol discriminates against disabled Ontarians.

We need change immediately, lives are literally at stake.

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.

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… Read More Minutes from our meeting with Honourable Minister Todd Smith.

Speak Up! We are NOT Red Tape Rally

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

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