Introducing Anthony Frisina as our media representative.

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.

Press Release – Ontario must end Discrimination in ALL COVID-19 Policies and Directives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 20, 2021Contact: Joyce Balaz familyallianceont@gmail.com 905-723-8111Sherry Caldwell ontariodisabilitycoalition@gmail.com 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

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

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