Are you seeking information on accessibility rights, assistance with your workplace or public accommodation rights or human right advocacy? Or, perhaps you are looking for a professional speaker / workshop facilitator that can share their knowledge and personal experiences on the importance of having an inclusive society for all regardless of their abilities?
The following list of accessibility and accommodation experts are worth contacting to discuss your situation or interests in accessibility rights and accommodation awareness promotion.
This affiliate list is intended to be your starting point.
Trish Robichaud is a Disability Expert, Facilitator, Motivational Speaker at Changing Paces.
Changing Paces helps simplify disability legislation for organizations that don't think they have the time or the money to comply.
About the Access 2 Card program
Easter Seals Canada’s award winning Access 2 Card program was launched in 2004 with support from Cineplex Entertainment and a group of national disability organizations.
The Access 2 Card program helps to ensure that entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities are more available and accessible to all. Managed and administered by Easter Seals Canada (located in Toronto), the Access 2 Card program has grown to reach over 100,000 Canadians who are living with disabilities, and includes over 500 participating partner venues across the country.
With the support of all its proud partner venues and fantastic cardholders, Access 2 has emerged as a national leader in helping create opportunities for individuals with disabilities and raising awareness about the importance of accessible venues.
Learn more about Easter Seals Canada, and Easter Seals programs and services at www.easterseals.ca.
40 Holly St, Suite 401
Toronto, ON, CANADA M4S 3C3
Tel Office: +1 416 932 8382
Toll Free: +1 877 376 6362
Fax: +1 416 932 9844
The AODA Alliance is a disability consumer advocacy group that works to support the full and effective implementation of accessibility standards in Ontario. Since 2005, the AODA Alliance has worked collaboratively with the disability community and with government to promote the interests of persons with disabilities.
The Alliance works to advance the full participation of persons with disabilities in Ontario, through effectual accessibility standards development. The unwavering commitment of volunteers standing "United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities".
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Since 1979, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled, Inc. has been helping adults with spinal cord injuries and other mobility impairments throughout the U.S. live more independent and engaged lives. They do this by raising, training and matching the monkeys with carefully chosen residents. They provide this service free of charge, with a unique service animal: a highly trained service monkey to help with their daily tasks. These animals bring more than just a willing set of nimble hands to their recipients. They also bring companionship, joy, and the renewed sense of purpose that comes from taking responsibility for the health and well-being of another creature.
Contact Helping Hands:
541 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02134
March of Dimes Canada believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial challenges deserves to be independent, able to work, learn and participate fully in their community.
Their vision is is to create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities, and their mission is to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with physical disabilities.
March of Dimes Canada Head Office
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Mr. Leonard Baker
President and Chief Executive Officer
The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. They have a membership of over 7,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services.
Founded in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.
The MS Society is governed by a board of directors comprised of 14 volunteer members who are elected annually. There are seven regional divisions and more than 90 chapters that engage in many community-based activities.
Some 1,500 volunteers serve on MS Society national, division and chapter boards and committees. An estimated 13,500 women and men are volunteers for service programs, fundraising events, public awareness campaigns and social action activities.
The head office of the MS Society is located in Toronto, Ontario. Division offices are located in Dartmouth, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, and Burnaby.
Contact Details for MS Society - Toronto Chapter:
Ms. Lynn Laccoheem, Manager
250 Dundas Street West, #500,
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z5
Brain Injury Canada (formerly The Brain Injury Association of Canada) was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country. Everyone agreed that Canadians living with the effects of acquired brain injury, their families and caregivers, required national representation to connect and advocate for needs and services.
Advance awareness, education, opportunities, and support by:
A better quality of life for all people affected by acquired brain injury in Canada.
At Brain Injury Canada, they firmly stand behind their values.
For more information please visit their website at: www.braininjurycanada.ca/
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