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Your Move, Ontario: Candidate Toolkit

Welcome to the Candidate Toolkit

Thank you for your candidacy in the Ontario Provincial Election and best of luck in becoming the chosen representative in your community.

Now is the time to add the rights of those with disabilities to your campaign pledges and agenda. Please look through the information below and reach out to SCIO with any questions or comments you may have.

<21%

of Ontarians who are not on social assistance are able to afford the co-payments of wheelchairs

0%

government funding for transfer devices and standing devices in Ontario

70%

of eligible Ontarians wait 6 months+ to receive government funding to purchase mobility devices

80%

of our the SCIO community suggest ADP needs modernization for improved efficiency

70%

 of our community wait weeks for simple assistive devices repairs in Ontario

<50%

of the eligible funded devices on the ADP list are being prescribed

95%

of our community believe assistive devices should be a human right not a medical need for home use only

“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.”

– Robert M. Hensel disability activist and poet.

Urgent Issues

Please click on the boxes below to gain a deeper comprehension of four urgent issues facing the disability community. Read, reflect and pass along to your team. Now is the time to start making a plan of action. 

Access to
Mobility Devices

Mobility devices for those with a permanent disability should be considered a human right over their lifetime.

Access to
Medical Supplies

There should be an efficient province-wide medical supply coverage program for those with permanent needs.

Access to
Attendant Services

Clear processes and supports must be in place to ensure optimal health care for people with a spinal cord injury.

AODA
Commitment

Ontario should be fully accessible by 2025 but we are off course. We need a government that will make accessibility a priority.

7 Questions

To further explore the four urgent issues, we’ve formulated seven questions for you to answer. Dig deeper into the document to explore the issues behind each question. 

SCIO Resources

We want you to feel very comfortable sharing SCIO’s story. Below are links that provide more information about SCIO, its history, what we do, and the impact of your support.

Looking for ways forward? We’re here to help. Reach out to our advocacy team:

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