Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon - Saskatoon
Posted February 28, 2020 7:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Six families in Saskatoon have a new place to call home.Three accessible semi-detached houses located throughout the city were designed and built specifically for people with disabilities and mobility issues. They feature large spaces and wheelchair ramps. Related News READ MORE: Despite affordability, Saskatoon millennials still shut out of housing market The project was funded through a partnership between SaskNative Rentals, the City of Saskatoon and the provincial and federal government.“Affordable and accessible housing is crucial to create a...

Security changes at Toronto City Hall prompts accessibility questions

Security changes at Toronto City Hall prompts accessibility questions
Peterborough welcomes a new organization dedicated to accessibility in the city.Jenn MacDonald is Fund Development & Communications Coordinator of the new Accessibility and Inclusion Network. She tells Lindsay Biscaia about the network’s mission meet increased needs for accessibility awareness in the City of Peterborough and in Peterborough...

Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter – Montreal

Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter - Montreal
Piero Gervasi, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, recently moved into a condo in Vaudreuil for more accessibility.The interior of the condo has an open concept, with elevators and an exterior ramp, but Gervasi has been dealing with parking issues since he moved there in May.The issues started with people parking in his spot, he said, adding things have gotten worse since winter began. READ MORE: Montrealers with reduced mobility calling for better snow, ice removal on city sidewalks “I would like somebody to understand the accessibility for me to get in and out of my own place that I paid for that I cannot,” Gervasi said.“I have to call, I have to complain — it’s not normal that I have to deal with something every day I come home. If it’s not the snow removal, it’s somebody parked in...

Accessibility & Inclusion…What They Really Look Like In Alberta – Edmonton

Accessibility & Inclusion…What They Really Look Like In Alberta - Edmonton


Caregivers Alberta is thrilled to welcome Bean Gill for a talk on accessibility and inclusivity! No one expects to have a disability so when it happens it comes with a steep learning curve. Bean will explain how her life was impacted by a spinal cord injury and how inaccessible the world really is. Between physical barriers and attitudinal ones, it's no surprise why so many people live in isolation...let's put an end to that and truly live in an inclusive world.

Push for greater accessibility in sport

Push for greater accessibility in sport
Peterborough welcomes a new organization dedicated to accessibility in the city.Jenn MacDonald is Fund Development & Communications Coordinator of the new Accessibility and Inclusion Network. She tells Lindsay Biscaia about the network’s mission meet increased needs for accessibility awareness in the City of Peterborough and in Peterborough...