April 4, 2020
Virtual Public Forum
Issues Affecting People With Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/c/OntarioAutismCoalition
This virtual public forum, jointly organized and hosted by the AODA Alliance and Ontario Autism Coalition, will address the impact of COVID-19 on the disability community. We will speak with leading experts about the additional barriers and hardships that over 2.6 million Ontarians with disabilities are now facing during the COVID-19 crisis. We will offer the Government constructive ideas on what should be done in the face of these additional hardships. Moderating the discussion will be OAC President Laura Kirby-McIntosh and AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky.
The Ontario Autism Coalition will provide captioning for this event.
Ideas for discussion topics, questions, and comments can be emailedto PWDForum@gmail.com. No individual responses will be sent. The account will be monitored during the forum, as will the YouTube comments. Please understand that we cannot answer individual emails.
The panel will include:
Barbara Collier Communication Disorders Association of Canada
Irwin Elman Former Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Yola Grant Executive Director, Income Security Advocacy Centre
James Janeiro Community Living Toronto
Thea Kurdi DesignABLE Environments
Rob Lattanzio Arch Disability Law
Karen McCall Accessible Document Design Consultant & Trainer
Jane Meadus Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
David Onley Former Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
Wendy Porch Centre for Independent Living Toronto
The Twitter hashtag before, during, and after this virtual public forum, is: #DisabilityUrgent
For more information please contact:
Bruce McIntosh, Past President, Ontario Autism Coalition, 416-451-8315
David Lepofsky, Chair, AODA Alliance, firstname.lastname@example.org