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Links


Advocacy/Human Rights/Politics

Ability OnLine Support Network
A family friendly information site.

Aboriginal Law and Legislation
Information on Constitutions, Federal Laws, Commissions and Court cases related to Aboriginal Law and Legislation in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped
ARCH, A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities, is an Ontario-wide community legal clinic and legal resource centre for individuals with disabilities.

Canadian Human Rights Commission
The commission ensures the protection of the Human Rights Act.

Centre for Disability Studies
Links and research projects on disability issues.  The Centre is part of the University of Leeds (England).

Centre Technique d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Handicaps et les Inadaptations
The mostly french language site features the research, activities and publications of this Paris based research centre on disabilities.

Disability Rights & Education Defence Fund (DREDF)
The Disability Rights & Education Defence Fund was founded in 1979. Its focus is on civil rights of children with disabilities.

Elections Canada
Information about the Canadian federal electoral system.

 Jessica Kingsley Publishers 
Titles of accessible and professional academic books in the social and behavioral sciences. Their extensive online catalogue features many books on various aspects of disabilities.

Legal Line
Legal Line provides free legal information – not advice – over the telephone and Internet Systems.

The Multiracial Activist (TMA)
Information for individuals who perceive themselves to be “biracial” or “multiracial,” “interracial” couples/families and “transracial” adoptees.

World Institute on Disability
A public policy centre dedicated to establishing the independence and social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
The Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario provides information as to the medical nature of these two conditions.


Aids-Devices/Rehabilitation

Augmentative Communication Systems – ZYGO Industries, Inc
Since 1974 ZYGO has been manufucturing and distributing augmentative communication technologies.

Clothing Solutions and More…
Clothing Solutions has a wide selection of clothes that will make daily living much easier. Clothing is specifically designed to make dressing a simpler task.

Hollister
Hollister is a manufacturer of healthcare products,  including ones for ostomy, wound and continence care, and breast-feeding.

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides
Programs for dog guides for people with disabilities.

Silverts
Retailer of accessible clothing for the elderly and people with disabilities.


Assistive Technology

Apple Accessibility Features
Information about accessibility features for Apple products.

Assistive Devices Program (Ministry of Health)
Outlines the services available through the Assistive Devices Program. Visit this site to find out which categories of assistive devices are covered under the program and which are not.

Apex Dynamics
Apex Dynamics is a manufacturer and distributor of lifts and slings. This site provides information on their products.

Systems Integration & Research Services Inc.
A provider of home automation systems.

Universal Motion Inc.
Wheelchair lifts and van conversions as well as wheelchair accessible vans for sale. To find a dealer near you, call 1-877-899-0699.

Wheelchairs
Mobility products including scooters and all terrain wheelchairs.

Garaventa Accessibility
Innovative products to help solve the most difficult accessibility challenges.

Natural Access – All terrain and beach wheelchairs
The Landeez all terrain wheelchair.

RD Equipment Inc.
RD Equipment designs products to promote accessibility and independence for the elderly and disabled.

Sunrise Medical
Manufacturer of homecare and extended care products: mobility products, respiratory products, daily living aids and assisstive technology.


Disabilities/Diseases/Disorders

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
(formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario) Champions excellence in service, advocacy, and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries. See also Spinal Cord Injury Canada.

European Neuromuscular Centre
Extensive scientific research on neuromuscular conditions, and discussion groups covering a variety of topics such as how to make research more relevant to people with neuromuscular conditions.

LD Online: Information about Learning Disabilities
Information about learning disabilities for parents, teachers and professionals.

MS Active Source
Extensive material and a multi-media presentation on many aspects of multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
Information about Multiple Sclerosis including information about the disease, people with MS, symptoms, causes as well as related research and publications.

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Information on where and how to access supports to overcome multiple sclerosis related barriers, information on the nature of the condition, and many other items of interest.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (Canada)
At this bilingual (English/French) site you can learn about the recent developments in muscular dystrophy research, resources available to those with the condition and what you can do to make the supports available more effective.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (US)
This Muscular Dystrophy Association site provides a wealth of resources to those affected by this condition.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society (US)
Wide ranging information on the many aspects of multiple sclerosis, including a history of this condition, treatments and their effectiveness, and available supports.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
Support for people with CP in Ontario, with a wide range of services, resources, and programs.

The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Network (MSRN)
Information about the services that are available to people with Multiple Sclerosis in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF)
ONF is committed to reducing the impact, incidence and prevalence of neurotrauma injuries by helping individuals participate as full members of society.

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)
The WFD is a non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of people who are deaf.


Education and Training

Neil Squire Foundation
Information about innovative services and technology for individuals with significant physical disabilities.

Band-Aides & Blackboards
Personal stories about children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

Centennial College
Information on the many programs of study offered by Centennial College.

George Brown College
Extensive range of certificate programs and diplomas, many of which focus on vocational training and upgrading.

Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology
Information on the educational opportunities available at Humber College.

Ryerson University
Visit this site of Toronto’s newest university to find out about its programs, courses, registration and enrollment.

Seneca College
Seneca College offers many educational opportunities. Visit this site to access information on the programs offered.

University of Toronto
Information on programs, courses, registration and enrollment at the University of Toronto.

York University
Information on programs, courses, registration and enrollment.

Special Needs Opportunities Windows (SNOW)
SNOW is the branch of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) that focuses on inclusive education and learning.

COSTI
COSTI’s wide range of educational, social and employment services for immigrants and particularly new arrivals to Canada. The services are provided within the greater Toronto area.


Employment/Careers

Canada Business Network
Information on federal government support programs for starting and maintaining small business ventures.

Canada Council for the Arts
Information on an extensive range of resources available to Canadian artists.

Career Edge Organization
A self-sustaining social enterprise dedicated to linking graduates, including people with physical disabilities, to employers through paid internships.

Directory for Accessibility
This site lists Ontario-based consulting services and community organizations which provide assistance for business and employers to make their workplace accessible.

Diversity Online
This Public Service Commission of Canada site contains information on career opportunities in the Canadian Public Service, with links to their various recruitment programs as well as links to other federal job opportunities.

Goodwill Training Services
Information on Goodwill employment training programs.

Job Accommodation Network
US organization that provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment.

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
Promotes meaningful and equitable employment of people with physical disabilities through programs and partnerships, such as the Job Accommodation Service.

Social Worker Action Team – Jobs, Supports, Volunteering
Premier job listing and support service for the social service field.

Youth A.R.E. (YWCA)
Youth A.R.E. (Able, Ready, Employed). An exciting employment readiness program for young people with disabilities aged 16-29, currently out of school, and ready to actively seek full or part-time work.


Funding and Income Sources

Ontario Disability Support Program
Discusses Orders-in-Council in relation to ODSP.

Ontario March of Dimes
Supports offered by the Ontario March of Dimes to those in need of assistive devices.

Ontario Student Assistance Program
Information on financial assistance available to college and university students in Ontario.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation provides financial supports to non-profit community groups based in Ontario making contibutions towards social/community well-being.


Gender and Diversity

Center for Health and Gender Equality
Gender equity and social justice in international population and health policy.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS)
Information on sexuality issues including safe sex, birth control, pregnancy, and sexual orientation and identity.

Come As You Are
Come As You Are is a store located in Toronto at 701 Queen Street West. This store has products related to sexuality and sexual health (books, magazines, videos and sex toys). It is also wheelchair accessible.

DeafQueer Resource Center
The DeafQueer Resource Center was founded in 1995. It provides information about the Deaf Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered communities.

Springtide Resources
Information resources on spousal abuse, including same sex-abuse.

Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Disability
Information on sexuality and disability.

Project Blue Sky
Project Blue Sky provides extensive resources on domestic violence. The information on this site is available in Chinese, English, Japanese and Korean.

Puberty 101
Information about puberty, sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse and mental health issues.

Sexual Health Network
This site contains information and resources about sexuality and people with disabilities. There is also information about sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, abuse, sexual education and a great selection of articles about disability and sex.


General

Nechi Institute
This website covers a variety of topics that would be of interest to Aboriginal Youth including relationships, employment and education.

Disability Now
This is the Website of the British newspaper Disability Now. It includes articles, archives advertisements and a chat line.

Disability Studies
Disability Studies is an online academically focused journal and discussion forum but with many non-academic and activist oriented links.

Government of Canada
The website of the Canadian federal government. It contains extensive links and information on government services and programs.

Employment and Social Development Canada
Visit this site for information on the many government support programs available for Canadians and their communities.

Ministry of Government Services
Provincial government site for information and links on issues such as how to start a new business, what resources are available to run and maintain a business, resources available for your personal financial assistance, scam alerts, etc.

Native Web
Information about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world.

Persons with Disabilities Online
Information on accessibility, education, employment, financial supports, health, housing and residential issues, personal services, rights, reports, publications, fact sheets, resources, tax programs, transportation and more.

Small Business Information
Extensive information and links to resources on running a small business.

Stephen Hawking
For those with an interest in physics, cosmology or even philosophy visit the site of one of the world’s most reknown physicists.

The Economist
One of England’s leading economic and political magazines.

The Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC)
The Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC) was formed in 1987 as a partnership between the University of Manitoba, the Health Sciences Centre Foundation and the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Manitoba Division.


Housing/Independent Living

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (C.I.L.T.) Inc
C.I.L.T is a resource centre that operates on and promotes the philosophy of Independent Living. Visit this site to view the extensive range of resources and services offered, including the administration of the Direct Funding program.

Independent Living: Disability Resources & Services
The Institute’s purpose is to promote the opportunities of persons with disabilities to gain more personal and political power, self-determination, full participation and equality through information, training materials, consultancy and technical assistance.


Information

Advanced PubMed
PubMed is a database that allows you to do searches about medical information. PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Disability Now Online Newspaper
Disability Now is one of England’s leading disabilty focused sites. Lots and lots of information to keep you visiting and revisiting.

Le Monde Diplomatique
This is the English version site of France’s leading alternative monthly Le Monde Diplomatique. Visit this site to read selected articles in translation. The full edition is available in English on subscription.

Toronto Public Library
Visit this site to access the public library catalogues of books, reference materials, magazines; find out about planned events; or, borrow books online.

University of Toronto Libraries
This site contains links to the University of Toronto book and journal catalogues. Great site to visit if you are doing research.
Psychology/Interpersonal Relations

Canadian Psychological Association
This is the homepage of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) is a grassroots volunteer organization formed in 1992 based in Chicago. This site offers teens information they need to take care of themselves and affirm their decisions about sex, sexuality, and reproductive co


Recreation/Leisure/Sports (Active Living)

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
The Active Living Alliance provides opportunities for participation for individuals with physical disabilities in fitness and sports activities.

Disability Today Network
Online version of Active Living Magazine.

Art Gallery of Ontario
Hours of operation, exhibitions, special events and lots of other activities at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Axis Dance Company
The Axis Dance Company promotes and performs physically integrated dance programs. It also provides an educational and informational component for this type of performance.

Canadian Museum of Civilization
This is the site of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It includes links to the Virtual Museum of New France – an online museum. Visit this site to explore facets of Canadian archeology, history and culture.

Full Radius Dance
Full Radius Dance promotes modern dance for the general public, dance artists and people with disabilities. The company works with the talents of both dancers with or without a disability to promote diversity in our society.

The Community Outreach Recreation and Education Service (CORE)
The CORE program is run by Bloorview MacMillan. They offer a variety of services to people with disabilities with a particular focus on children and youth.

Toronto Maple Leafs
If you like hockey or the Toronto Maple Leafs, this is the site for you!

Toronto Raptors
Get the latest news on the Toronto Raptors by visiting this site! You will find statistics, scores, schedules and more! Find out how to win tickets to the Raptors game !

Skiing
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing


Transportation/Vehicles/Travel

e-Bility
e-Bility provides information about accessible transportation, accessible travel spots, relationships, sexuality and more! You must register to join e-Bility. It’s Free!

Accessible Vans of America
Information on renting or buying accessible vans, on disability travel and other disability related resources.

Fodor’s Travel On-line
This website provides information about cruises, national parks, smart travel tips, tipping guides, destination guides as well as bargains and precautions that should be taken when traveling.

Map Quest
Map Quest will help you reach your destination. All you need to do is enter the address or intersection of your destination and Map Quest will map it out for you. Then you can print out the map and begin your journey.

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
The Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality is a non-profit organization that promotes accessible travel for people with disabilities.

Wheelchair Accessible Transit Inc.
Providing a specialized wheelchair transit service to individuals with special needs.


Volunteerism

Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival
If volunteering for a non-commercial theatre interests you, than this site may be for you.

University Health Network
If you are interested in a volunteer placement at one of Toronto’s hospitals this site will get you started.

Volunteer Toronto
The Volunteer Centre of Toronto offers consulting in the various aspects of managing a non-profit business – for no charge. Their volunteers are people of all abilities.