Pride Day, July 14th, an international day recognizing Mad Peoples movement
has been proclaimed as such, within the city of Toronto.
recognize and celebrate psychiatric survivors, consumers and mad folks
by getting involved in and supporting Toronto's first ever Mad Pride Bed Push,
a parade of sorts.
idea of a Bed Push is inspired by our British counterparts who staged The Great
Escape Bed Push, as a Mad Pride event last year.
in Pajamas a group of campaigners pushed a psychiatric bed from Millview Psychiatric
Hospital in Brighton, 60 miles to the original site of Bedlam the
Bethlem Asylum in London, all the while being pursued by a giant syringe. The
aim of the stunt was to raise awareness about the poor levels of choice of treatments
and the widening use of force in the psychiatric system.
When:July 14, 2007 at 1:00 pm Where: CAMH, 1001
Queen Street West Speakers: City Counselor
Gord Perks, M.P.P.
Cheri DiNovo, & M.P. Peggy Nash
14, 2007, gather at the front doors of CAMH, 1001 Queen Street West at 1pm. Speakers
City Counselor Gord Perks, M.P.P. Cheri DiNovo, and M.P. Peggy Nash will greet
the day and our community. At 1:30, the incredible PARC Drummers will lead our
MAD PRIDE procession, which includes a gurney dressed like a bed, with buzz words
representing choices in life; Friends!, Peer Support!, Community!, Jobs!, Housing!
Etc, out the front doors of the institution and march to Parkdale Activity Recreation
Centre for a celebration.
or email us, let us know that you
care about Mad Pride by getting involved in it. Read
7, 2007-Toronto The
world premiere of Stories for Hemingway's Havana Written
and Performed by Brian Gordon Sinclair (Recipient
of the prestigious Sir
Tyrone Guthrie Award
for acting) When:
July 7, 2007 at 7 pm Where:
OISE (Ontario Institute of Studies
in Education) 7th floor Peace Lounge, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (this
is a FREE event) presented by CAPA (Coalition Against Psychiatric
is a Mad Pride associated event Read
8 - 18, 2006 - Online consultation CCD
- Council of Canadians with Disabilities Online Consultation The
International Development Committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities
(CCD) invites disability rights advocates and human rights advocates to join
us for an on-line discussion about the proposed UN Convention
to Protect and Promote the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
year, Mary Ennis, CCD Vice-Chair, and International Development Committee
Member, conducted an on-line consultation for women with disabilities about how
the proposed Convention should address gender. During this consultation, participants
expressed a preference for the Convention to address the issues of women with
disabilities in both a separate article and throughout the various articles of
the convention, where appropriate. This approach has been supported by the Canadian
delegation at the Ad Hoc Meetings, and at present, all indications are that
it will prevail.
year, Steven Estey, Chairperson of our International Development Committee
will conduct another on-line consultation about the Convention. This year, we
will be using Dis-ITs ACollab, an accessible web-based
collaboration tool (see below for more details).
consultation will provide an opportunity to dialogue more generally with others
who are interested in the development of the United Nations first international
convention specifically addressing human rights and people with disabilities.
for the online forum:
8: Receive documents on 1st item (definition of disability) May 9-12: Discussion
on definition of disability May 13: Receive documents on last discussion (monitoring)
May 14-17: Discussion on monitoring May 18: Close process and provide summaries.
May 8 - 14, 2006 | Canada
National Elizabeth Fry Week / Annoncé
la semain e nationale elizabeth fry National
Elizabeth Fry Week: May 8 - 14, 2006 Theme:
Women in Community Purpose
of National Elizabeth Fry Week: The
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) celebrates National
Elizabeth Fry Week annually. Elizabeth Fry societies across the country organize
public events in their communities throughout the week.
goal is to enhance public awareness and education regarding the circumstances
of women involved in the criminal justice system, especially those who are criminalized.
We hope to challenge and gradually break down the negative stereotypes that exist
about women who are victimized and criminalized.
Elizabeth Fry Week is always the week preceding Mother's Day. The majority of
women in prison are mothers. Most of them were the sole supporters of their families
at the time they were incarcerated. When mothers are sentenced to prison, they
and their children are also sentenced to separation. Many women find this the
most severe punishment. We try to draw attention to this reality by ending Elizabeth
Fry Week on Mother's Day each year. Read Moreen français
May 8, 2006 | Toronto The Alliance of Seniors is holding their Annual
Forum from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Toronto City Hall, Council Chambers. The
topic Medicare at the Crossroads will feature Dr. Colleen Flood, Dr.
Gordon Guyatt, Natalie Mehra, Armine Yalnizyan, and Ted Barris As Moderator.
14, 2006 | Toronto Take
Back Mother's Day March & Protest May
14, 2006 at 2:00 pm - 15 Huntley Street (Sherbourne & Bloor) - Toronto For most
Canadians, Mothers Day is a time when families honour their mothers
hard work. But for many of low income families find that on Mothers Day,
peace and joy is in very short supply, especially now that more than 30,000 of
their youngsters languish in foster homes.
did not lose our children because of abuse, rather we lost our children because
of poverty, lack of affordable adequate housing, being single, being young, having
a child with special needs, being in recovery from substance abuse issues, having
survived an abusive partner, or having worked in the Adult Entertainment Industry.
for decades by shame and guilt, we suffered alone with our grief, believing that
we were the only ones. Now we find that we are not alone. Mothers Day began
as a day to honor the public activism of mothers. It began in 1870 because mothers
declared that they would not lose their children as casualties of war.
Sunday May 14th 2006, let's Take
Back Mothers Day" by joining with Mothers across Toronto as
we rally in front of the Childrens Aid Society at
15 Huntley Street at 2:00pm to demand... Read
18, 2006 | Toronto Romeo Dallaire will deliver Defence for Children
International's seventh Lowery Lecture at 7.30 pm in the George Ignatieff Theatre,
15 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto. Mr. Dallaire will speak on "Children
as Weapons of War" and will argue that we need to stop the trade in small
arms, in which Canada is intimately involved, if we are serious about stopping
the abduction of children to fight wars for unaccountable armies.
26, 2006 | Peterborough The Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) annual
conference is being hosted/co-sponsored in Peterborough this year by the Affordable
Housing Action Committee (AHAC), Peterborough Community Legal Centre (PCLC) and
Community Counselling & Resource Centre (CCRC). It will take place from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Westdale United Church, 1509 Sherbrooke St., Peterborough.
A preliminary agenda will be posted on the LIEN web site at: www.lowincomeenergy.ca
For more information, and to pre-register, contact Zee Bhanji, Coordinator of
LIEN, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (416) 597-5855
27, 2006 | Toronto No One Is Illegal is mobilizing supporters at
1:00 p.m. to end unfair deportations to gather at OISE, near the Bloor/Bedford
subway stop in Toronto.
31, 2006 | Toronto UNITE HERE will launch a special panel to investigate
working conditions in Toronto hotels at an event at 5:30 p.m. at Metropolitan
United Church at 56 Queen St. E. in downtown Toronto. Information is available
from Andrea Calver at email@example.com
or at (416) 510-0887 x310.
| Queen's Park Toronto The
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Rally to oppose privatization of public
services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Queens Park in Toronto.
7, 2006 | Toronto & Ottawa Call
to Action to End Women's Poverty - June
7, 2006 A
Woman Stuck In Poverty...
Is A Woman Stuck In Abuse A
coalition of women's advocates and anti-violence & income security groups
have come together to create an avalanche of support to demand real change.
We are calling on all women to raise our collective feminist voices -
TOO LOUD TO BE IGNORED AND TOO ANGRY TO BE APPEASED - until real changes
June 7th, plan on attending one of the simultaneous protests in Toronto and Ottawa
and/or help spread the word! Read More
in social assistance rates
of the National Child Benefit Supplement
the Special Diet supplement
12:00 - 2:00 pm
outside Minister Meilleur's office at the Ministry of Community & Social Services,
Hepburn Block, 80 Grosvenor St.
Ottawa: Picket outside Minister Meilleur's constituency office at
237 Montreal Rd., Vanier
Most of those receiving social assistance are single mothers
Basic necessities can ensure women & children's health & safety
is not a surprise that many women decide to return
to abusive relationships in order
to survive economically!
10 11, 2006 | Toronto The National Migrant Justice Gathering
will take place in Toronto at York Universitys Founders Hall, organized
by KAIROS through Tanya Chute Molina. The theme is Building Solidarity,
25, 2006 | Kitchener The 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Social
Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) will be on this Sunday afternoon/ evening
at Brennan Hall, University of St Michael's College and will cost $50 / person.
Information is available from Brice Balmer in Kitchener at briceb@HouseofFriendship.org
or (519) 742-8327.
August 24 - 27, 2006 Social
Justice Summer Retreat The
Centre for Social Justice is organizing its 9th annual Social Justice Summer Retreat
at Camp Arowhon in Algonquin Park. This years theme is Power in
Movements: Movements in Power? More information will follow soon.
17th - 19th, 2005 | Winnipeg, MB Manitoba
Council for Exceptional Children 2005 Annual Conference The Manitoba
Council for Exceptional Children is pleased to announce that their annual provincial
conference, 'Building Safe and Caring Learning Environments', will be held at
the Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, from Thursday, February 17th to
Saturday February 19th, 2005.They are once again very pleased with the guest speakers
and topics that are scheduled for the upcoming event."
28, 2005 | Toronto Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Day
Injured Workers and Labour Call for Ergonomic Regulations
Monday, Feb. 28 at 10:00
am - 3:00 pm OPSEU Membership Training Centre, 3 Wellesley St. E., Toronto
Repetitive Strain Injury Day is about raising awareness of the need for action
promoting prevention, rehabilitation and compensation. The Day also highlights
the need for ergonomics regulations to compel employers to introduce methods to
prevent RSI from occurring. Contact: Audrey
Parkes, RSI Activists' Group, Tel: 416-461-2411
28 - March 1, 2005 | Honolulu, Hawaii 21st
Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities Pac Rim 2005
brings together researchers, professionals, persons with disabilities, family
members, and students in a variety of disciplines that include health, education,
social services and others. Presenters who represent consumer, family, research,
and policy perspectives in a variety of disciplines -- including health, medicine,
social science and the disability field -- are encouraged to participate. Since
the first Pacific Rim (Pac Rim) Conference in 1985, the scope and size of this
event has grown to include participants from the U.S. Mainland, Alaska, Pacific
Islands Nations, Japan, Australia, the Philippines and numerous other countries.
Persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, and service providers
join policy-makers and speakers in the field of disabilities to participate in
the Pac Rim Conference to learn from each other and to share resources for communities
to fully accept and support persons with disabilities.
2 - 5, 2005 | Reno, Nevada LDA
42nd Annual International Conference -- Everyone a Winner
This 42nd Annual International Conference is one of the ways LDA provides information
to individuals with learning disabilities and their families and to the education,
administrative, mental health, and health professionals who work with them. Some
sessions are informational; some are applied and practical; some present research;
and others share experiences.
8, 2005 International
Women's Day (IWD) Established
in 1977 by the United Nations, International Women's Day provides
an opportunity: to reflect on the progress made... toadvance women's
equality, to assess the challenges facing women in contemporary society,
to consider future steps to enhance the status of women and, to celebrate
the gains made in these areas.
5 - 8, 2005 | Washington, DC. The
2005 Mobility Planning Services Institute This
is an opportunity to build and sustain partnerships between the disability community
and transportation industry of local cities and regions. Advocates and service
providers must form teams of between three and five individuals and file the application
for the Mobility Planning Services Institute together. Every community has a unique
story about the history and working relationship of their disability community
and transportation industry. Every community is at a point where if they make
a genuine commitment to join forces and work together to identify barriers and
solutions, their local transportation services will become more reliable and accessible
for everyone. This is what the 2005 Mobility Planning Services Institute (MPS)
is all about.
10, 2005 | Toronto, ON Eating
Disorders and Women's Health: From Cell to Society
Thursday, March 10th, 2005 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm, reception to follow Room
8A/B, Centre for Research In Women s Health, 790 Bay St. The
event will feature a panel of eating disorders experts at the clinical and community
level and will be moderated by Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, Education
and Public Affairs, CAMH. The panel will offer views from four different perspectives
as presented by: Dr.
Allan Kaplan, Loretta Anne Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders, TGH - Biomedical
Dr. Leora Pinhas, Psychiatric Director of Eating Disorders Program, Sick Kids
- Clinical Ann Kerr, Program Director, Sheena s Place - Psychosocial Dr. Gail
McVey, Director of Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders - Health
Services You must RSVP
prior to Thursday February 24th, 2005. Space
is limited so please register early. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 416-351-3732, ext. 2702
11 - 12, 2005 || Ottawa Strategizing
Systemic Inequality Claims: Equality Rights and the Charter To
mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms, the University of Ottawa will host a Colloquium, "Strategizing
Systemic Inequality Claims: Equality Rights and the Charter". Sponsored by
the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, the Gordon Henderson Chair in
Human Rights and the Shirley Greenberg Professorship in Women and the Law, the
Colloquium will bring together constitutional scholars and equality activists
to strategize how best to use fundamental rights guarantees to litigate systemic
inequality claims in light of current constitutional jurisprudence. ... To register
or for further information contact Susan.Lecorre@uottawa.ca.
Registration fee includes Friday and Saturday lunch. Regular fee - $75.00; students
- $25.00; articling law students - $40.00. To request a registration fee waiver,
contact Ms. Lecorre by email or at 613-562-5775.
- April 15, 2005 | Vancouver, BC Youth
Forum on Pregnancy Prevention in a Time of AIDS YouthNet invites
you to participate in an online discussion, "Youth Forum on Pregnancy Prevention
in a Time of AIDS." .You can share your experiences and lessons learned,
along with guest experts from the United Nations and other international agencies.
To sign up, send an e-mail to email@example.com
with "Youth Forum" in the subject line, and include your name and the
country in which you work. You will receive an e-mail response explaining how
the forum will work. The forum is sponsored by YouthNet and the INFO Project,
in conjunction with the Implementing Best Practices in Reproductive Health (IBP)
Initiative, which is coordinated by the World Health Organization.
March 14 -19,
2005 | Los Angeles, California CSUN's
20th Annual International Conference
- Technology and Persons with Disabilities
This is a comprehensive, international conference, where all technologies across
all ages; disabilities; levels of education and training; employment; and independent
living are addressed. A pre-registration brochure with complete information about
the conference will be available in early January 2005.
March 17, 2005 || Winnipeg, MB Community-Based
Research & Aboriginal Women's Health & Healing
A workshop led by Kim Anderson, hosted by Prairie Women's Health
Centre of Excellence, Aboriginal Self-Governance Program & Institute of Urban
Studies. The purpose of this workshop is to foster connections
among researchers, community members and students who are committed to deepening
knowledge of Aboriginal women's health and healing through community-based research
that reflects the priorities, knowledge and world views of First Nations and Metis
women in Manitoba. Thursday
March 17, 2005 - 10
a.m. - 4 p.m. Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre,
430 Langside Street, Winnipeg Contact Pamela
Chalmers: (204) 982-6630 email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 17, 2005 || Winnipeg, MB Telling
Aboriginal Women's Stories: Community Research Methods and Ethics - An
evening lecture by Kim Anderson Hosted
by Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, Aboriginal Self-Governance Program
& Institute of Urban Studies.
Thursday March 17, 2005 from 7
- 9 pm. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg RSVP
to Wendy Fontaine (204) 786-9305 email: email@example.com
17, 2005 || Toronto Booklaunch
of The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence Book
launch and reception for Beverley Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marins
book The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence (Cambridge University
Press). Toronto Women's Bookstore, 73 Harbord Street, Toronto Telephone:
416-922-8744 || Toll free: 800-861-8233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free, All are welcome to attend, wheelchair accessible.
March 21, 2005 | Teleconference/Webcast
7:00 pm EST Lymphedema
Workshop CBCN is offering a lymphedema workshop, facilitated
by Judy Bedell, a lymphedema educator for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa. Judy has
developed and delivered many lymphedema workshops in which participants learn
the facts about lymphedema, self-monitoring tools, lifestyle recommendations,
how you can make a difference for others, where to go for help, and exercises
to delay the onset or manage lymphedema. The workshop is free of charge and can
be accessed by teleconference and webcast (in PowerPoint). Interested participants
must register as soon as possible by contacting Chantale Lavoie, Project Coordinator,
at 1-800-685-8820 ext 223, email@example.com
or by fax at 613-230-4424. When registering, please include your name, address,
telephone number and how you would like to access the workshop (telephone or Internet).
will be provided upon registration and will be posted on the website at www.cbcn.ca.
Please note that
a French lymphedema workshop is being offered on March 22nd.
23, 2005 | Hamilton, Ontario (snow date: March 30, same time & location) THE
POLITICS OF RAPE by 'Jane Doe' Presented by the Anti-Violence Network & McMaster's Women's Studies Programme,
'JANE DOE' -A woman who challenged the police, justice system and
the stereotypes about rape - and won! Speaking on
THE POLITICS OF RAPE Wed.
March 23, 2005 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm (snow date: March 30, same time
& location) The Michael De Groote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1105,
McMaster University, Hamilton This is a FREE event, BUT registration
is required: Please
call 905-525-9140, Ext. 23112 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
| Light refreshments will be served. Discussions about sexual violence can
be difficult. Members of the Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area) will
be available to provide immediate support if necessary. Read
2 - 3, 2005 | Toronto, Ontario Inquiry
Into Psychiatry - 2005 : Historic Public Hearings On
or been on psychiatric drugs? Undergone
electroshock? Do you have concerns? Come
give personal testimony. Make an appointment to testify or just turn up. Where: Council Chambers, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W. Toronto Psychiatric
Drugs Public Hearings: April
2 and 3, 2005 -- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Panel includes: Dr. Bonnie Burstow,
Leah Cohen, Dr. Ernie Lightman, Dr. Shahrzad Mojab, & Michael Valpy Electroshock
Public Hearings: April 9 and
10, 2005 -- 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Panel includes: Don Weitz, Cathy Crowe,
Catherine Dunphy, Dr. Roy Moodley, Chris Rahim Read
4 - 7, 2005 | London, England Vision
fully peer-reviewed conference programme will unveil scientific research and present
practice-based work from around the world. Delegates will have the opportunity
to take part in interactive round-table debates on subjects of topical and controversial
5, 2005 | Washington, D.C. Disability
Research Institute Annual Symposium Hosted
by the Disability Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration For further information,
contact the Disability Research Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
6 - 9, 2005 | Baltimore, Maryland 2005
CEC Convention & Expo The Baltimore Convention Center.
Give new education materials and resources to students with disabilities
and gifts a trial run at CEC Exhibit Hall. More than 300 exhibitors bring you
the latest and most innovative resources and materials for students with special
7, 2005 | Vancouver, BC A
Passion for Life... mid-life women tackle health, love & sexuality
Hear world-renowned sexologist & gynecologist, Dr. Alessandra Graziottin,
from Milan, Italy, speak on: "Sexual Desire,
Challenges and Dreams... at age forty and beyond." Come and learn
about important health concerns for women in their mid-life years. Tour an exhibit
hall of healthy products and services, get your cholesterol checked by the hearts@work
program, and stay for the featured speaker, world-renowned sexologist Dr. Alessandra
Graziottin, who will share her insights into love, passion and a vibrant mid-life.
Enjoy refreshments, fantastic door prizes, and a chance to experience an evening
about this most important time of life. Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the talk starts
at 7:00 pm. Venue:
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Tickets
~ $20. To register, please call 604-822-6156 or go online
- 15, 2005 | Sao Paulo, Brazil 3rd
World Congress of International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
- ISPRM We are pleased to announce that deadline for abstract
submission has been extended to December 15th, 2004. Therefore, we strongly encourage
you to submit your study and research findings for presentation at the 3rd. World
Congress of ISPRM. The best papers will be included on the Congress Book of Proceedings,
to be published by Monduzzi Edittore and indexed in Medline / Index Medicus. Visit
the Abstract Information section of this website for details.
14 - 15 2005 | Edmonton, Alberta AT
the Edge 2005 A
conference on assistive technology in lifelong learning, employment, recreation
April 20 - 22,
2005 | Melbourne, Australia The
5th Australian Women's Health Conference The
5th Australian Women's Health Conference will provide a forum for individuals,
organisations and services involved and concerned with women's health. Building
on the national and international knowledge and research generated over the past
two decades, this conference will examine the evidence from the perspective of
gender as a determinant of women's health, in all its dimensions.
April 27 - 29, 2005 | Edmonton,
Regional Consultation for Career Development "Building
Tomorrow Today" is one of the largest gatherings of career development
practitioners in North America. Education professionals can explore the latest
developments and trends in career development education. Organizers have created
a new format for the 2005 conference that will feature information and resources
focusing around three separate areas of interest: Transitions, the Business of
Career Development and Balancing Your Lifestyle.
28 30, 2005 | Ottawa, ON National
Safety Symposium: Crime Prevention and Independent Living National
Symposium hosted by the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC).
CAILC will partner with the Ottawa Police Services, who are celebrating their
150th anniversary in 2005. The funding for this project is through the National
Crime Prevention Initiative. This
Symposium will bring persons with disabilities together with municipal and provincial/territorial
leaders, crime prevention experts, and first responders to discuss the issues
and programs that affect the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently
and safely in their own communities. It will foster an integrated and comprehensive
approach to crime prevention and Independent Living. They
will showcase crime prevention and Independent Living strategies and highlight
programs from across the country. There will be time to share ideas and expertise,
create awareness and educate, and facilitate activities and partnerships from
all areas of Canada.
28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 | Vancouver, BC WOMEN'S
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS: 20 YEARS (IN) EQUALITY West
Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the National
Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are hosting a national conference
in Vancouver from April 28 to May 1, 2005 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel.
The Conference will be bilingual and will strive towards accessibility. The
focus of the Conference will be the 20th
anniversary of the equality requirements ("section 15") of the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Section 15, which is part of
the supreme law of Canada, prohibits discrimination by Government on the basis
of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual
orientation, and other grounds. The Conference will include discussions on how
the Charter affects women and our rights. The
Conference is expected to provide information on the law and discrimination, as
well as a unique opportunity to meet, strategize and share information with activists,
community workers, lawyers, and others from across the country about what actions
we can take to advance women's rights.
29 - May 2, 2005 | Washington, D.C. MindFreedom
2005 Action Conference in D.C. This
conference will bring together key leaders, activists and advocates in the field
of human rights for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities to support grassroots
community organizing campaigns for human rights and alternatives in the mental
health system, especially campaigns that are led by psychiatric survivors and
mental health consumers. The conference will focus on grassroots activism, as
well as on how the law can assist these campaigns.
4 - 6, 2005 | Mississauga, Ontario ECOO
(Educational Computing Organization of Ontario) 2005 The
26th annual Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) conference
will feature the latest in new educational learning technologies. Educators can
learn more about the newest developments in learning technologies and how to incorporate
them into the classroom.
10, 2005 | Toronto PATRICIA DEEGAN:
A DAY ON RECOVERY AND ITS PRACTICE where:
Metro Hall Council Chamber, 55 John Street when: May
10th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Hosted by the Leadership Project,
Patricia Deegan speaks from the view of an activist in the consumer/survivor/ex-patient
movement in the US. She will give two morning lectures. The first, "Recovery:
The Experience, the Evidence, and the Practice." The second, "A
300 Year History of Consumer/Survivor Advocacy." Finally, Pat will
offer a workship entitled "A Recovery-Based Approach to Client
Choice and Shared Decision-Making." Fees are on a sliding scale.
The facility is wheelchair accessible. Sign interpreters will be present
throughout the event. Contact: Brian McKinnon at Alternatives. (416) 285-7996,
extension 227, email@example.com.
24 - 27, 2005 | St. John's, Nfld
Canadian Counseling Association 2005 Conference
The theme of the 2005 conference is "Roots of Resilience" Organizers
invite you to St. John's to enjoy the many opportunities to learn, inspire and
network with your peers.
30 June 1, 2005 I Vancouver, BC The
13th Annual David Berman Memorial Concurrent Disorders Conference: Advancing our
Knowledge in Mental Health and Addictions Vancouver Coastal Health
Dual Diagnosis Program and Interprofessional Continuing Education at the University
of British Columbia announce this national conference, to be held at the Coast
Plaza Hotel & Suites in Vancouver, BC. This conference is designed to provide
clinicians / delegates with previous knowledge in mental health and addictions
with advanced training in dual diagnosis including in-depth exploration of an
integrated model for treatment of concurrent disorders. Breakout sessions will
explore a number of subjects germane to dual diagnosis including gambling, personality
disorders, chronic pain, cannabis and the brain, anxiety and psychosis and more.
Visit our website www.interprofessional.ubc.ca
for updated information & to register. For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 604-822-2801.
31 - June 1, 2005 | London, ON Canadian
Disability Studies Association (CDSA) 2nd Annual Conference Conference
Theme: Paradoxes of Citizenship: Environments, Exclusions, Equity The Canadian Disabilities Studies Association is planning its second annual
conference as part of The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2005.
The theme for this year is very relevant to disability studies, and provides an
opportunity to discuss the challenges, as well as the richness of diversity that
contribute to our unique culture.
2 - 4, 2005 | Saint Louis, MO 9th
International Conference on Post-Polio Health and Ventilator-Assisted Living:
Strategies for Living Well Purpose and goals of presentations
are intended to ... 1. Promote greater understanding of and opportunities
for healthy living by people with disabilities, specifically the survivors of
polio and those who use mechanical ventilation. 2. Promote greater
awareness of the power of self-help and of the independent living philosophy.
3. Propose solutions to major issues facing people with disabilities.
4. Report on the latest research, programs and developments related
to post-poliomyelitis and other neuromuscular respiratory conditions.
5. Facilitate enhanced interaction between people with disabilities and health
5 - 8, 2005 | Ottawa, Ontario 2005
CACEE National Campus Recruitment and Career Services Conference Success: It's in your Capital is the theme of the 2005 CACE conference.
Join other career development professionals and learn more about emerging trends
in workforce development and the campus recruitment industry. en français:
de l'ACSEE sur le recrutement sur campus et les services de carrières de
2005 En 2005, nous devons découvrir
les clés à notre SUCCÈS. Nous devons faire valoir notre CAPITAL,
nos RESSOURCES, nos FORCES et nos VALEURS. Ce sont les clés au SUCCÈS.
Rencontrez-nous à Ottawa et découvrez un réseau de professionnels,
de la recherche tranchante et des idées nécessaires pour faire de
votre compagnie ou de votre centre de carrière un leader dans l'industrie
du recrutement sur campus. Joignez-nous pour LE SUCCÈS: c'est dans votre
June 8 -12,
2005 | Florence Italy 2nd
Congress of the International Society for Vascular Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders
special feature of the Florence Congress will be the discussion of standardized,
prioritized, clinical, behavioral, neuropsychological, imaging and neuropathological
definitions and operational, provisional criteria. Common minimal definitions
and criteria are essential to make studies comparable, not only in the future
but to generate hypotheses from one existing set of data to be tested on another.
The combination of standardized data sets and DNA banking opens up unparalleled
opportunities for progress from existing data. Preliminary work will have been
done by the VAS-COG working groups, which you are invited to join.
June 16 - 18, 2005 | Fredericton, New Brunswick 12th
Biennial Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference The Forging
Social Futures Conference will provide a bilingual forum for citizens, scholars,
and individuals working in government, university, non-profit, and voluntary settings
to work toward forging more responsive and equitable policies, programs, and practices
in the social policy arena in Canada and abroad. The primary goals of this cross-sector,
cross-disciplinary, and cross-national conference are to generate new data and
theories, stimulate collaborative synergies, envision novel policy ideas, and
maximize knowledge exchange and mobilization.
27 - July 2, 2005 | Montreal, Quebec ED-Media
Find out how technology is changing the way students learn at the 17th annual
Ed-Media conference. Presentations, workshops and symposia will provide educators
with the chance to network and learn more about new learning trends and the latest
developments in educational technologies.
11 - 14, 2005 | Washington, DC 2005
NCIL IL Conference For
Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils there
is nothing more important to their mission and philosophy than advocacy and systems
change. Each one of us can and must promote and actively work for the integration
and inclusion of all people with disabilities into all aspects of our communities.
17 - 20, 2005 | Maastricht, The Netherlands The
20th International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED) The worlds professional community working in the field of education
of people with hearing impairments needs to exchange its ideas, experiences, ongoing
innovations and future plans. The 20st International Congress on the Education
of the Deaf (ICED) in 2005 is the worldwide activity to meet and exchange. ICED
is being organised only each five years, the last Congress took place in Sydney
4 - 6, 2005 || Windsor,
Rights in a Globalizing Era? The
Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor presents a conference
on Human Rights in a Globalizing Era? at the University of Windsor. The
worldwide expansion of new social and economic relations, new patterns of migration,
and the spread of North American consumer culture have had radically destabilizing
effects on the life-conditions of peoples and populations around the world. The
conference will consider the diverse ways in which issues of democracy, practices
of citizenship, and social security articulate with human rights in this globalizing
era. It will bring together internationally known scholars, researchers, and activists
whose work addresses the foundations, history, politics, or limitations of human
rights and whose participation will assist in redressing the intractable dilemmas
associated with the processes of globalization. Confirmed speakers include:
Dr. Alison Brysk, Political
Science Department, University of California, Irvine, USA
Dr. Tony Evans, Department of Politics, Southampton University, UK
Dr. Vandana Shiva, Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology,
6 - 9, 2005 | Lille - France Assistive
technology from virtuality to reality - 8th European conference for the advancement
of assistive technology in Europe The Association for the Advancement
of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is organising its 8th conference in
Lille, France, in 2005. This biannual conference is an opportunity for people
to discuss new developments, trends and research in the field of assistive technology.
Following successful conferences held in Ireland, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Portugal,
Sweden and Netherlands, over 200 papers were selected and published at the last
AAATE conference in 2003.
26 - 28, 2005 | Alliston, Ontario 17th
Annual OAYEC AGM and Conference The 17th annual Ontario
Association of Youth Employment Centers AGM and Conference features guest
speakers, workshops and activities aimed at assisting educators and career counselors
develop programs to help young people find and maintain meaningful employment.
20 - 22, 2005 | Kelowna, BC British
Columbia Teacher Librarians' Association Provincial Conference
This year's conference will examine the vital role that school libraries play
in the learning process of students. Presentations, displays and keynote speakers
will present new learning strategies that focus around the theme of "Bridging:
Linking Libraries, Learning and Life". The "Bridging" conference
will provide those attending with experiences, opportunities, and strategies for
3 - 5, 2005 I Vancouver, BC Wheres
the Patients Voice in Health Professional Education? This interprofessional
conference will provide opportunities to network with international colleagues
and patient/community groups to share innovations in teaching and theory that
embeds the patient/client voice in health professional education. Participants
are invited to present examples of collaborative projects between educators and
patient/community groups. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 30, 2005.
Conference to be held November 3-5, 2005 at the Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.health-disciplines.ubc.ca/DHCC
23 - 25, 2005 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Annual
National Supported Employment Conference
The National Supported Employment Conference will explore advances in the supported
employment field. Delegates will learn new strategies, share ideas and network
with other professionals in the field. The submission deadline for presentations
is May 31, 2005.
1, 2004 | Ottawa Jack Layton discusses missile defence where: Alumni Auditorium of University of Ottawa, 85 Université
when: Sun. Feb 1st at 12 noon. details: Come watch the cold war movie Fail-Safe,
and then discuss the dangers of the proposed Missile Defence Shield with NDP leader
Jack Layton. The Caucus is the University of Ottawa's Poliitical Science Student
Association newsletter. Its editorial board aims to create a campus-wide, bilingual,
progressive, political magazine at the U of O. This event will kickstart our campaign.
Tickets: $5 for students; $10 for general public. Please
save your spot by contacting Kiavash Najafi tel:
613-745-0218 email: KiavashNajafi@hotmail.com
to 13th, 2004 | Canada
The 2nd National Radio Homelessness Marathon Is Housing
A Human Right? - Un Toit Est Un Droit? Tune-in
for Canada's 2nd Homelessness Marathon, broadcasting a 14-hour nation-wide reflection,
featuring live radio all night long to be aired on community radio stations across
the country. Read More
3 - 7, 2004 | Havana, Cuba Designing
for the 21st Century An International Conference on Universal Design
"Design is a tool
for social equity. The developed economies know a great deal about the design
of places, things, and communication that work for people with disabilities and
older people and that work better for everyone. There has been little effort to
date to share that knowledge with the developing nations where growth will occur
for the next century. 80% of people with disabilities live in the developing economies
and they are the poorest of the poor. The only realistic stance toward inclusion
for people with disabilities is to identify a design framework that applies to
everyone. Special solutions are costly and potentially discriminatory. Universal
design anticipates diversity of ability and results in sensible, efficient, and
realistic solutions for housing and streetscapes, buses and technology, and all
of the other aspects of development that inevitably get designed. If awareness
and information are shared now, we have an opportunity to avoid perpetuating discrimination
by design and to integrate solutions into development." http://www.adaptiveenvironments.org/21century/index.php?f=1
18 - 21, 2004 | Vancouver, BC STRENGTHENING
TIES: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES 8th Annual
Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Conference Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, British
Our Spirit B.C. Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society is pleased to announce the Eighth
Annual BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Conference - "Strengthening Ties - Strengthening
to Health Canada, in the first six months of 2002 "Aboriginal Persons accounted
for 14.1% of the total reported AIDS cases where Ethnicity was known." Health
Canada further reported that "Aboriginal Persons were over-represented among
new HIV diagnoses, i.e. 19.2% in 1998, averaging 24.0 in 1999-2001, and peaking
at 26.5% in the first six months of 2002." Every day, at least one new case
of HIV appears among the Aboriginal population prompting increased concern.
Conference is for everyone who wants to learn about HIV/AIDS prevention, support
of Aboriginal people affected, and models that integrate traditional practices
into community HIV/AIDS initiatives.
April 24 - 29, 2004 | Sarnia
to Toronto March
for Dignity to Queen's Park! Thursday
April 29th at 11:00 am - Rally at Queen's Park Ontario voted for
REAL change, not SPARE change and we need YOUR voice to make sure it happen. Show
that you support dignity for all people in Ontario. The March starts in Sarnia
on April 24th enroute to Queen's Park. Read More
30-May 1, 2004 | Toronto, Ontario Transitions
Conference: Sharing & Shaping - Building skills for living in the adult world
The conference will focus on five areas: supportive living, independent and assisted
living options, family life, support systems and information for families and
caregivers; leisure and lifestyle, choices for active and healthy living; post-secondary
opportunities, education, volunteering, employment; medical, taking charge of
your health; and Youth Day.
May 1, 2004 | Toronto, ON ARM
Conference on Grandmothers and Grandmothering The Association
for Research on Mothering (ARM) would like to invite you to a one day conference
in honour of Mother's Day on: Grandmothers and Grandmothering on May 1, 2004 at
York University, Toronto. This conference will explore, from a variety of perspectives
and disciplines, the experiences, perspectives and representations of grandmothers,
grandmothering and grandmotherhood. It will also examine the role and impact of
older women as grandmother figures in communities and social movements, regardless
of their family status. The conference will open with a keynote address by Hope
Edelmen, author of Motherless Daughters and Mother of my Mother. For more
information, please visit www.yorku.ca/crm
2004 | Winnipeg, Manitoba Centre
on Aging's Dialogue on Aging 21st Annual Spring Research Symposium.
"The Spring Research symposium is an annual event which attracts between
250 and 300 researchers, professionals and community members. This research symposium
provides an opportunity for an exchange between researchers and the broader community."
- 7, 2004 | Vancouver, BC Resolutions
and Ruptures: Sexual and Gender Diversity and the Spaces In Between
The conference seeks to examine where various communities come together, rupture,
intersect and overlap in relation to activism, oppressions, and the politics of
change. To identify sites of action and strategies for change, we will work to
bridge the separation of marginalized groups and contested communities, to examine
and reflect on the inclusion of QLGBTTI issues in theory and practice, and to
develop critical dialogue on issues of representation, inclusive of race, ethnicity,
abilities, gender expression/identity, sex, class, size, age and their intersections.
For more information: http://www.positivespace.ubc.ca/qconference/
May 23 - 27, 2004 | Quebec City, Quebec 4th
International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health
"The Conference is the fourth in a series of triennial international meetings
offering a unique opportunity to share news and views with colleagues from around
the world with wide-ranging interests and extensive expertise in health and mental
health social work."
June 1 - 4, 2004 | Halifax, Nova Scotia 10th
North American Collaborating Center (NACC) Conference on ICF
"On behalf of the WHO Collaborating Center for the Family of International
Classifications for North American and its members, the Canadian Institute for
Health Information (CIHI) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS),
we would like to welcome you to the 10th North American Collaborating Center (NACC)
Conference on ICF. This meeting will be used to develop a comprehensive North
American research agenda for ICF. This is needed because the ICF is a new and
multi-dimensional classification, encompassing both a medical and a social model
of disability, and has not been used extensively in its current structure."
As part of this conference a pre-conference tutorial will be offered (June 1)
called "Understanding the ICF in the Terminology Spectrum for Human Function
9 - 12, 2004 | Winnipeg, MB Towards
Community Action on Aboriginal Injuries 2004 National Indian
and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization presents the First National
Aboriginal Injury Prevention Conference. Honorary Chair: Tina Keeper, Star of
North of 60 Workshop Themes on Intentional and Unintentional Injuries, Injury
Data & Surveillance, Research, Capacity Building, and Communication Winnipeg
Convention Centre REGISTRATION FEE: $395 For
more information: email@example.com Tel:
450-632-0892, ext. 24 www.aipc2004.ca
June 18 - 23, 2004 | Toronto,
International IFS Conference: Building Inclusive Communities
The International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres' 20th annual
conference will focus on "the practice and principles of promoting inclusion
in our neighbourhoods through a sharing of practical community-based strategies
for building bridges across differences of age, gender, ethnicity, ability, class
and sexual orientation."
with others on August 11th to remember those who have suffered under inadequate
conditions, and to demand an immediate raise to social assistance rates.
In 1995, the Tories slashed
already low welfare ates by 21.6%. With increases in the cost of living, today
the cut is approximately 34.4%. One in Six people in Ontario live in poverty.
The Inquest into Kimberly Rogers death found that Ontario social assistance
rates do not reflect an adequate standard of living. In the Jurys recommendations
they included that social assistance rates be reviewed to ensure they reflect
the actual costs of housing, food and other basic needs. Now, a year a half after
the Inquest, and 10 months into the new Liberal government, those same conditions
and policies that set the stage for the tragedy of Kimberly Rogers death
are still in place. We need to demand that Ontario's new Liberal Government take
a stand against poverty; a 3% raise to social assistance is not enough!
Sponsored by: Ontario Needs a Raise Campaign For more Information
contact: call: 416-516-1422, ext. 222. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16 - 19, 2004 | Ottawa, Ontario 6th
International Looking After Children Conference and the Canadian National Child
Welfare Symposia Conference "From conceptual work beginning in the UK 17 years ago to use
in varying degrees in some 15 countries, the Looking After Children (LAC) instruments
have become an important vehicle for the promotion of resilience which may be
defined as "good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development."
And, "The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare and the Child Welfare League
of Canada have developed a series of National Child Welfare Symposia to contribute
to the development of research and practice with children and families and to
the transfer of knowledge among Canadian stakeholders."
September 8-10, 2004 | Winnipeg, Manitoba DPI
World Summit 2004: Diversity Within "DPI's World Summit
will be an opportunity for national assemblies, disability organizations, NGOs,
international development agencies, as well as local and national goods and services
providers in the disability field to discuss and share information. The purpose
of the Summit is to pursue the issues identified at the DPI 6th World Assembly
in Sapporo, Japan, to address the issue of diversity, and to prepare for the next
World Assembly in South Africa in 2006."
16 - 19, 2004 | Vancouver, British Columbia kickstART2:
festival of disability arts and culture "The Society for Disability Arts and Culture (S4DAC) will present the
kickstART2 Festival of Disability Arts and Culture in Vancouver, British Columbia.
This Festival will highlight the perspectives and creativity of artists and performers
with all types of disabilities. The four-day event, at the Roundhouse Community
Centre, will provide explorations of new territory in visual and literary arts,
dance, theatre, music, and humour. Workshops and master classes will bring together
Canadian artists with disabilities, to meet and learn from each other and from
invited international guests. Afternoon and evening performances, a visual art
exhibit and free activities will provide the general public with lots to see and
28 - October 1, 2004 | Vancouver, British Columbia Translating
the Evidence: International Early Psychosis Conference Our
next conference in Vancouver, Canada in 2004 will highlight continued advances
in the full spectrum of biological, epidemiological, psychological and sociological
research into early psychosis. Adoption of this broad perspective will aid the
translation of new evidence into clinical advances that will enhance prevention,
care and recovery. Focusing attention on the exciting scientific developments
in the field of early psychosis will facilitate the development of evidenced-based
practice and ultimately lead to the necessary changes in mental health care delivery
11-14, 2004 | Montréal,
Québec 2nd National Disability Rights Conference
“Doing MORE – Moving FORWARD” The Canadian Labour
Congress is proud to announce that our Second National Disability Rights Conference,
“Doing MORE – Moving FORWARD” will be held November 11 to November 14, 2004
(registration desk opens at 4 p.m. on the 11th) at the Fairmont
Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec. The
Conference will do MORE to build the voice of activists with disabilities
and our allies. We will do MORE to build our political agenda. We will
do MORE to build our understanding of issues impacting on the lives of
disabled activists. We will do MORE to build on the work done since the
first conference. Read More