Key Messaging for Prevention of E-Scooters to be Implemented in Toronto

As part of one of the grassroots initiatives SCIO is involved in, we are actively working with other disability organizations, people with lived experience and city councillors to prevent e-scooters from being present on Toronto sidewalks and public spaces.   On June 28, 2023, the Infrastructure and Environment Committee will be holding a meeting to […]

Accessible Parking Coalition’s Letter to Top Mayoral Candidates

Accessible parking continues to be a barrier across the GTA, making it difficult for people with disabilities to navigate public spaces. Together with the Accessible Parking Coalition, one of the grassroots initiatives that SCIO is involved in, we submitted a letter to the top mayoral candidates to address the community’s concerns around accessible parking.   We […]

SCIO Writes TTC’s CEO Letter of Concern Regarding Recent Wheel-Trans Changes

The recent changes announced by TTC’s Wheel-Trans are a cause for concern in our community, with hundreds of people having to re-apply for the service, thereby having to prove their disabilities and their severity. There have been recent media reports, highlighting the fact that people are losing full access to door-to-door service and being forced […]

Ontario Budget 2023: Summary and Highlights  

Yesterday, the province of Ontario revealed the 2023 budget with record spending of $204.7 billion. The post-pandemic budget is allocating $81 billion to healthcare, which is the largest expense in the budget.  SCIO will continue to address systemic barriers for the needs of our community and work with the Ontario government to enhance the lives […]

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Urges Immediate Action on Ontario’s AODA Commitment

A new report published just days ago is painting a stark picture of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), which Ontarians were hoping would meet its goals for a fully accessible province by 2025. Rich Donovan, Chair of the province’s Accessibility Standards Advisory Council (ASAC), appointed to conduct a legislative review of the […]

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