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

“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.