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It represents life, they say, when the tides and waves roll in and ruin your castle. I say, whatever happens in life, sand is unlimited, and the waves and tides that come in are our trials and tribulations. But we rebuild and reshape, making it stronger each time. Therefore it is constant... meaning life is ongoing. And it's up to us to rethink and redefine the architecture of our castle. Making the moat a bit bigger so it catches the pressures of the waters. ™ Author Karen Maziar

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A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR FAMILIES OF LOVED ONES WITH DISABILITIES The goal of these special Resource Guides is to help families that discover a loved one has developed a mental or physical disability. Gerard will help guide these families through the vast network of agencies that are designed to assist them emotionally and financially. We must show these families, that they don’t have to drain themselves emotionally and financially through this difficult journey. With 18.6 Million severely disabled in the world then another 79.9 Million people in the world just with moderate disabilities, Gerard’s RESOURCE GUIDES: which include Canada, United States, Australia and now Europe are reaching audiences of not only of those Canadians which include 4.4 Million people with some form of disabilities, but the American’s having an estimated 54.4 Million people with some sort of disability and then the Australian’s approximately with the amount of 3,958.300 people with a form of a disability. (Research world forum, Canadian, American, and Australian and Europe statistics) “We are a flexible, practicable online value for individuals, teams, and organizations serving globally.” (With over 91% new entrances on our site, we have now secured a returning visitor’s audience)

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GERARD SOLUTIONS INC.

Our Mission to assist Communities throughout the World in attempting to develop comprehensive systems of community-based, inter-agency care for local populations with special needs. A “needs Assessment” has been identified as a key component of developing current underutilized initiatives. A “needs Assessment” provides assistance planners with the data needed to make informed decisions with regard to improving the current system of care or providing avenues of opportunities of assistance. Major components of the; “needs Assessment Model” includes foundations for needs assessment, data collection, and data utilization. Local centres and communities offer support for situations requiring special needs help. today’s assistance policies, procedures and practices sometimes create confusing and overlook or underexplored areas of available help. through our dedicated and passionate team, we can guide adults, youth, children and seniors through trying and difficult situations.

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Our Clinical Services n Helping parents to advocate for their children for services and the educational system n Child/Adolescent behaviour n Academic Performance (ADD/ADHD, LD, Autism) n Mood Disorders n Physical Disabilities /Intellectual Disabilities n Children and Youth dealing with marriage issues n Separation / divorce n Communication / Social issues n Abuse/Domestic violence (physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, n Psychological- past or present, child or adult, survivor or witness) n Depression, Anxiety, Mood n Young offender / Social Justice Issues

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Alcohol/Drug abuse Community based trauma i.e. suicide, Life Stages Relocation & Transition Emotional Health Spiritual Health Stress / Anxiety Sensory Testing Sassi Testing (drug and alcohol) School Threat/Risk Assessment Aboriginal Affairs Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Legal (Paralegal) Rehabilitation Hynotherphy Paediatric Hypnosis Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) MVA’s (motor vehicle accidents) In Home Nursing Care Financial Planning and Assistance Presentations and Seminars

Core Partnership Is The Key To Our Ability To Serve Globally Online! Through the ability of the Disability Advocate Gerard’s known as the DAG™ network of key partners, we are able to guide your unique circumstances to the most able assistance we can muster. The guides will help you through local avenues that are available to help; we want to bring more of a national and international scope of expertise to you. We are proud to say Happy Anniversary to our Resource Guides. We are honoured to say that Gerard’s Resource Guides is now going into its eighth year; we first remember starting off as an online magazine which has now growing globally by opening in four countries. GERARd 2012-2013 edition

For we are proud to announce Gerard’s Europe Resource Guide. Karen Maziar President of DAG says; “It’s about “Building One Sandcastle At A Time”™ for connecting the beaches worldwide, with each grain of sand will help us build the perfect sandcastle as we bring everyone together! No one said building a life is easy, as for the sands of time do not erase, but continue on through the waters to other beaches, so others may build their sandcastle and by having others build their sandcastles on the beaches of the world, all grains of sand will become connected making the sandcastle unique. This now

makes for the perfect sandcastle making the union worldwide.” Through the ability of the Internet, we have designed an Online Resource Guide with Special Needs emphasis that are both easily navigated, and massive in the scope of knowledge provided to you. Whether you need financial knowledge and assistance with government or local assistance for all, we can assist you to make the journey by helping you to understand it easier. From assisted housing knowledge or transportation requirements, we will provide you with guidance to the assistance available to you.


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Gerard Solutions Inc. “DAG” “Our Mission” “Core Partnership Is The Key To Our Ability To Serve Globally Online!”

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“Hypnosis and N.L.P. Works!”

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“How Neuro - Linguistic Programming (NLP) can Improve Company Relations”

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The Beat of the Drum - dedication to Dave McIntyre

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“Age Of Light”

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Listings as follows: 8

Assistive Technology

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Assistive Technology Websites

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Government Listings

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Province Listings

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Websites by Province

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Canada’s Most Accessed Disability Websites

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Hospitals in Canada

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Children’s Centres

All Province Listings are in Alphabetic Order. Translation Format Available in Other Languages.

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GERARD Web Design & Layout Mark Beaudry

Director of Graphics & Layout Linda Kitchen

Statements, opinions, and points of view of the writers or of those who have advertisements/advertorials don’t represent those of the publisher. We assume no responsibility. Copyright © – Patent Trademarked ™® 2005 All rights reserved contents of this publication and those of the website may not be reprinted or altered including derivative works of art or content, nor photography. All is prohibited by law. Gerard Solutions Inc. has given information and services to the best of their knowledge and is held harmless of lawsuits due to any content and services which include: material given by other parties/or obtained, services of team professionals, listings, resources, media and advertising. If your information is incorrect or not listed please contact GERARD.DAG@hotmail.com with updated info, we take no responsibility in posting your information or in print. Gerard Solutions Inc. Always ask you to seek professional medical advice from your Medical Doctor.

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WHAT ISSUES CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH PEDIATRIC HYPNOSIS & NLP?

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE POWER OF YOUR MIND

Following are the most common issues that can be addressed with hypnosis in children. Hypnosis/ Hypnotherapy & neuro Linguistics Programming has also been successfully applied with children with Add/AdHd or Autism to manage or lessen certain behaviours.

HYPNOSIS & YOU... A PERFECT PARTNERSHIP

n Agoraphobia

n Medical Procedures

n Autism

n Making Friends

n Anxiety Soothed

n Memory

n A.d.H.d.

n Motivation

n Focused Attention

n Motivation

n A.d.d.

n Nail-biting

n Bed-wetting (Enuresis)

n Reading

n Allergies

n nail Biting

n Bullying

n Sadness

n Anger Management

n Performing Arts

n Composity disorder

n School-work

n Bed-wetting

n Phobias

n Concentration/ Focus

n Social phobias

n Childbirth

n Post traumatic Stress

n Conduct at Home/

n Sports

n Chronic Pain

n Procrastination

n Stress

n dental procedures

n Public Speaking

n Confidence

n Studies

n distress

n Regression

n divorce

n Sugars

n exam Performance

n Self Confidence

n Fears

n Tests

n Game addiction

n Thumb-sucking

n excerise

n Self Control

n Insecurity

n Weight Loss

n Fears

n Self esteem

n Grief

n Smoking Cessation

n Guided imagery

n Sports Performance

n Headaches

n Stress Management

n High Blood Pressure

n Study Skills

n Peaceful Sleep

n Stuttering

n Learning Skills

n Weight Loss

School

**disclaimer: i am not a pediatrician, or a medical doctor or psychologist. i am a certified Practitioner in Clinical Hypnotherapist & Pediatric Hypnotherapist along with being a neuro Linguistic Practitioner. With Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy / neuro Linguistics Programming behaviour problems with children may be managed or lessened. Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy /nLP does not “cure” illness or disease.

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HYPNOSIS and N.L.P. WORKS! Karen Maziar Bus. Tech., M.S.H, P.H, N.L.P. Practitioner

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THE INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL HYPNOTHERPAY ASSOCIATION®

AN INTERNATIONAL REFERRAL SERIVE OF CERTIFIED HYPNOSIS PROFESSIONALS

PURPOSE

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS AND N.L.P.?

the purpose of being recognized by the international Medical and dental Hypnotherapy Association® is to provide the community with excellently trained Certified Hypnosis Professionals. in conjuction with local medical and health care professionals, aid individuals with specific medical challenges and procedures.

Hypnosis is a natural state that a person experiences serveral times throughout the course of a day. n.L.P. is an approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy refers to a stated connection between the neurological process(neuro) language (linguistic)- and behavioral patterns. n.L.P. addresses problems such as phobias, depression, psychosmatic disorders and learning disorders. n.L.P. has been included in management, workshops and seminars marketed to business and government.

OBJECTIVE the objective is clear: to help create a sense of peace and harmony within the individual so the current challenge can be met and dealt with in a positive manner, thus making the journey toward wellness and peace of mind less traumatic.

THE OBJECTIVES INCLUDE n Aid the physician by preparing the patient mentally for

success in the immeditae situation.

n Aid the hospital or health care facility in the performance of

their function to become more cost effective.

n Reduce panic and fear in the patient associated with surgery,

dental and hospital procedures and catastophic illness.

n teach the patient how to use Self-Hypnosis to control pain

and aid in the healing process.

EXPANSION in addition to medical challenges, the iMdHA Certified Hypnosis Practitionar helps persons deal effectively with non-medical problems. Finding solutions to self-sabotaging habits leads to peace of mind and control of negative behavior. Self=empowerment is the goal.

CAN ANYONE BE HYPNOTIZED? Yes. everyone can be hypnotized to varying degrees. the level of hypnosis a person achieves is often associated with their desire to succeed, receptivity to suggestion and ability to respond.

IS HYPNOSIS AND N.L.P. SAFE? Absolutely! the induction of Hypnosis and n.L.P. is a naturally occurring process.

HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK? during hypnosis, the physical body and conscious mind are in a relaxed state while the subconscious mind remains in a heightened state of suggestibility. Hypnosis is an educationcommunication process to a person’s mind that allows the conscious and subconscious minds to agree.

IS HYPNOSIS MEDICALLY APPROVED? Yes. the American Psychiatric Association and the British Medical Association approved hypnosis as a viable therapeutic tool.

HOW ARE SUGGESTIONS RECEIVED? Hypnotic suggestions bypass the critical faculty, called the conscious mind, and focuses on offering healthy, positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.

DEDICATED TO HEALING; BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT

PEDIATRIC HYPNOSIS Children are in a state of hypnosis most of the time! over the past 25 years, hypnosis has been used increasingly with children as young as five years. Studies concluded that children have a higher hypnotic responsiveness than adults. However, children like adults cannot be made to do something against their own will under hypnosis. What if your child does not want to change? the question is, whether the child honestly does not want to change or simply has doubts of its own abilities to do better. For example, “i don’t want to do better in school” often times in reality the child is saying “i don’t think i can do better”. Hypnosis cannot be used to trick any person into a behaviour they are opposed to. But, asking the right questions will help

discover the true motivations of the child and its willingness to change behaviour. With hypnosis we are working with positive suggestions, because negative behaviour cannot be removed with negative suggestions.

WHAT NEXT?

Before the hypnosis session or even nLP (neuro Linguistics Programming) with the child, the hypnotist and parent will have a brief pre-session phone conversation about the issue, how to explain to the child who it will be seeing, what the parent can do to support the positive changes of the child, etc. For certain issues it is recommended, if the parent has not done so, to see a medical practitioner or pediatrician to rule out potential organic problems before using hypnosis.

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How Neuro-Linguistic Programming

(NLP) F

can Improve Company Relations

Wr i t t e n by : K a r e n M a z i a r

or years, executives and consultants have utilized Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP for team building and quality management practices, as well as the planning and development of particular projects. NLP is very effective in helping executives discover outdated or inefficient processes in customer service, manufacturing, logistics, or other areas so that alternative methods can be devised and implemented. Moreover, the communication and negotiating skills learned through NLP are beneficial to many different organizations. From healthcare to hospitality and tourism and everywhere in between, the possibilities are endless. The tools derived from NLP are not limited to executives; in fact the skills and knowledge learned can have a dramatic impact on employees of virtually all career levels and professional backgrounds. The fundamentals of NLP help to give each employee a better understanding of his individual role in the company in relation to specific goals, while also helping him develop a deeper appreciation for the function of other colleagues, subordinates and superiors. Additionally, NLP can build stronger communication and help everyone collaborate more effectively to achieve the best possible outcomes for the company as well as the clients it serves. This unique approach to team building enables individuals to see situations from a different perspective, offering the opportunity to identify with the thoughts and feelings of those who contribute to other facets of the company.

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While NLP may seem complicated or difficult to use, it is actually based around simple principles. The practices used in NLP rely on the knowledge of what result or conclusion is desired, the ability to recognize if actions are helping or hindering the desired outcome, the capacity see which methods work and which ones need to be revised, and finally the willingness and adaptability of individuals or groups to change any procedures or processes that are counter-productive. Many individuals never actually define their goals. Instead they merely move aimlessly through projects, hopeful that things will work out in the end. However, this behavior can delay or prevent many of the things people attempt to accomplish. With the application of NLP techniques, reaching the realization of hard work and good ideas can come, not only smoother, but also sooner than originally anticipated. This is because NLP techniques present colleagues with less opportunity to deviate from the system that is most effective. Encompassing the significance of knowing objectives and the most direct path to reach them, NLP teaches individuals to alter their communication and actions to influence the situation at hand. The relationship between behaviors and linguistics is extremely effective in business, particularly in sales and contract negotiations. Thus, NLP can take a business’ viability and sustainability above and beyond any expectations previously held by founders, investors, shareholders, executives, or personnel. Karen Maziar is a two time Business

Development Award Excel Winner with credentials in Business Technology, Neruo Linguistics Programming, Hypnosis, Instructor/ Trainer, she also holds her Masters and Is Reregistered with the International Association of the Medical and Dental of Hypnotherapy. She is a master speaker, and motivator for the business and corporate industry. Karen has also written many articles with an entrepreneurial style, and then featured within many articles and publications. If you would like to contact Karen for your business or company please via mail her at karenkgr@msn.com.


David Joseph McIntyre 1996 – 2012 THE BEAT OF THE dRUM

Your smile. Your voice. Your personality. People mention your name; you’re always on our minds. time has gone by, as it seems like only yesterday, You were here beside us all brother, playing the drums. We can only think of who you’d be, to us, you remain to be the beat of the drum.

KONG! it’s been a while since you’ve been gone. For your brothers here, friends and family it still doesn’t seem real.

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onversations about bullying and mental health should be one and the same. School professionals, health professionals, and parents should be aware that bullying and suicide share four main risk factors: Depression, Aggression, Anxiety and Social Withdrawal. Maybe one or all factors may show in different circumstances, but it’s very important to understand them all. School professionals if already aware of a child’s circumstances should pay more attention to the above listed factors again if it’s only one of them or all of them.

Who holds the blame? If love could have saved you, you’d still be here today. The love we hold for you, will live on through the beat of the drum™

Robert & Johl Written by; Karen Maziar

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Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits

If you have a severe and Prolonged disability that regularly stops you from doing any type of work, and you contributed to the Canada Pension Plan (w), you may be eligible for monthly.

Disability Benefits

Your children may also receive benefits if they are under 18, or between 18 and 25 and attending school. 1 800 277-9914 TTY: 1 800 255-4786

Employment Insurance (Ei) Benefits

If you temporarily cannot work because of an illness, injury or quarantine, and can supply a medical certificate, you may be eligible for the EI Sickness Benefit. If you are looking after a family member with a disability or a serious illness who is at risk of dying, you may qualify for the EI Compassionate Care Benefit. 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232) TTY: 1 800 926-9105

Veterans Disability Pension Program

A disability pension from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is a tax-free payment to veterans with permanent disabilities resulting from injuries or diseases. They must be wartime veterans, current or former members of the Canadian Forces (Regular or Reserves), former members of the Merchant Navy or civilians who served in close support of the Canadian Forces during wartime. You also may qualify for a pension if you are the surviving spouse, common-law partner or dependent child of a deceased VAC disability pensioner. 1 866 522-2122

Federal Tax Credits Deductions and Exemptions

Information for people with disabilities The Disability Tax Credit (usually called the disability amount) reduces the income tax that a person with a disability has to pay. If you don’t need to use some or all of the tax credit because you have little or no income, you may be able to transfer all or part of it to your spouse, common-law partner or other supporting person. To get the credit, you must complete a Disability Tax Credit Certificate (Form T2201), have it signed by a qualified medical doctor, optometrist, audiol-

ogist, occupational therapist, psychologist or speech language pathologist, and return it to the Canada Revenue Agency. If your children are under 18 and qualify for the Disability Tax Credit, they may be eligible for the Child Disability Benefit. The benefit, of up to $166.66 a month, is tax-free. The Child Disability Benefit is a supplement to The Canada Child Tax Benefit and Children’s Special Allowances payments. It helps low and modest-income families who care for a child with a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment. To apply, families must obtain a signed Disability Tax Credit Certificate and the Canada Child Tax Benefit application form (RC66) for the child.

anyone else has not claimed them as medical expenses. And you do not have to be eligible for the Disability Tax Credit to claim them, unless you are claiming part-time attendant care expenses. To claim the Disability Supports Deduction, you have to complete Form T929. Many goods and services used by people with disabilities are exempt from the goods and services tax/harmonized sales taxes (GST/HST). Some examples are health and personal care services, programs like “Meals on Wheels,” guide and hearing-ear dogs, some recreational programs and camps, and medical devices and supplies including wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, patient lifters and specially designed clothing.

Canada Revenue Agency General Inquiries:

GST/HST Information

1 800 959-8281 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

Canada Child Tax Benefit Inquiries: 1 800 387-1193 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

To Order Forms T2201 & RC66: 1 800 959-2221 TTY: 1 800 665-0354 If you have medical expenses associated with a disability, you may be able to claim them to reduce your taxes. Or, a supporting person such as: Your spouse, common-law partner or other family member may be able to claim them. Some examples of allowable medical expenses are: n payments for certain assistive devices; n portions of the cost of adapting a new van for wheelchair use; n costs of an attendant who cares for you, or costs of care in an institution; n certain expenses related to helper animals, such as guide dogs; a portion of fees paid to a group home for a dependant with a disability; n certain building and renovating costs so that you have better access and mobility in your home. In addition, you may be eligible for the Refundable Medical Expense Supplement if you have a low income and high medical expenses. The Disability Supports Deduction allows you to deduct certain expenses for supports that enable you to work or go to school. Such expenses include sign-language interpretation, teletypewriters, certain assistive devices for computers, optical scanners to read print and electronic speech synthesizers. You may be able to claim these deductions if they meet certain conditions, and as long as you or

1 800 959-5525 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

To Order Forms 1 800 959-2221 TTY: 1 800 665-0354 Do you support someone with a disability? You may be able to claim allowable Medical expenses, as well as other deductions and credits, including: n child care expenses; n caregiver amount; n disability amount transferred from a spouse, common-law partner, or a dependant; n amount for infirm dependants’ age 18 or older; n amount for an eligible dependant; n tuition and education amounts. Find out more about allowable medical expenses, deductions and tax credits, and how you can use them if you support people with disabilities.

Canada Revenue Agency General Enquiries 1 800 959-8281 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

To Order Forms 1 800 959-2221 TTY: 1 800 665-0354 n People with disabilities who use a teletypewriter: 1 800 665-0354 to get general tax information. n If you have a visual impairment, you can get publications in Braille, large print, or etext (computer diskette), or on audiocassette. 1 800 959-2221 weekdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time n The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program of the Canada Revenue Agency provides a free tax return preparation service

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to low- and modest-income Canadians who have a simple tax situation. If you want more information on federal income taxes or these programs, or if you have any questions about your income tax return, contact the CRA: 1 800 959-8281 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

Modifying Your Home

The Government of Canada can help eligible 2010 edition building owners to make housing accessible to people with disabilities through the following programs: n The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for Persons with Disabilities financially helps eligible homeowners and landlords make their dwellings accessible to low-income people with disabilities. It also provides assistance to create secondary and garden suites for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. n If you are a low-income senior with a disability, the Home Adaptations for seniors’ Independence Program helps Homeowners and landlords pay for adaptations that Will help you to stay longer in your home. To find out more about these programs: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) at 1 800 668-2642 TTY: 1 800 309-3388

Housing

In your province or territory, similar programs may be delivered jointly with other Agencies under a different name. See page 39 for contact information for your province or territory. Making Things Easier. These handy publications can help you modify a residence and make it barrier-free: n Flex Housing™: Pocket Planner for Home buyers and builders help you plan and create a Flex House that is adaptable, accessible and affordable. n A Modification Checklist: Accessibility Using RRAP for Persons with Disabilities contains nearly a hundred practical suggestions for improving accessibility. It’s a must for any family with a member who has a disability.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

at 1 800 668-2642 TTY: 1 800 309- 3388 To find out more about how to modify your home, contact your municipality. In your province or territory, similar programs may be delivered jointly with other agencies under a different Medical expense tax credit for moving expenses. You can claim, as a medical expense on your tax return, reasonable moving expenses of up to $2,000 to move a person: n who has a severe and prolonged mobility impairment, or n who lacks normal physical development, to housing that is more accessible, or in which the person is more mobile or functional.

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Accessibility Standards and Best Practices

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) publishes standards targeted to organizations to help make communities more accessible to people with disabilities. Although it is not a government organization, the CSA serves Canadians by enhancing public safety and health. n Accessible Design for the Built Environment (B651-04) explains how to make buildings accessible and safe for people with disabilities. n Customer Service Standard for People with Disabilities (B480-02) explains how organizations can provide customer service to people with disabilities equivalent to the quality of service they provide everyone else. n Design for Aging (B659-01) provides principles, guidelines and tools for designing products and providing service for people whose abilities are affected by aging. To buy copies of these standards: Canadian Standards Association (CSA) at 1 800 463-6727

Accessibility

The Assistive Devices Industry Office provides information and tools to help businesses and consumers use the latest in assistive devices and technology for people with disabilities.

Accessible Workplaces

Barrier-Free Employers from the Canadian Human Rights Commission is a practical online guide to accommodating people with disabilities on the job. Suggests the best and most appropriate words and terms to use concerning people with disabilities. 1 800 O-Canada (1 800 622-6232) TTY: 1 800 926-9105

Accessible Justice System

If you have a disability and you have been called to give evidence in the Federal Court or the Tax Court of Canada, there are services to help you provide testimony. Since most legal proceedings take place in provincial or territorial courts, these courts may also offer similar services. Check the government pages of your telephone book.

Communications Assistance

includes sign language interpreters for interviews or meetings. People with intellectual or physical disabilities may also provide testimony through videotape.

Federal Gasoline Tax Refund Program

If you can’t safely use public Transportation because of a permanent disability, you can apply for a partial refund of the federal excise tax on gasoline you purchase. You must have a

medical certificate confirming your disability. 1 866 330-3304 TTY: 1 800 665-0354

Travel Planning

Useful information for people with disabilities and other travelers with special needs is available on the Access to Travel website.

The Tactile Mapping

for the Visually Impaired website explains how to make, download and print tactile maps for blind people and those with visual impairments. It includes educational maps.

Transportation and Travel

Mobility training maps, and a tactile map database. The database focuses on transportation and tourism featuring all major Canadian cities. People with disabilities who hold a valid parking permit issued in Canada can use it in the 40 member countries of the European Union. You will enjoy the same benefits as citizens of these countries. If you’re travelling to Europe and planning to drive, bring your accessible parking pass with you.

Registering Complaints

If you have a disability and have had problems when travelling on federally regulated passenger rail, ferry or air service, you can file a complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency. The Agency also offers a mediation service to help resolve problems. There are guides and forms for using both these services. Canadian Transportation Agency at 1 888 222-2592 TTY: 1 800 669-5575 Through the Intercity Bus Code of Practice, Canadian bus operators commit to serving people with disabilities in a safe and dignified manner. The Code covers transporting people between cities. It does not cover charter, tour, school and urban buses. Contact Transport Canada for advice on resolving complaints about intercity bus service. 1 800 665-6478 TTY: 1 800 823-3823

Your Rights

You can get a copy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and of Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in print, electronic or alternative format, from the Human Rights Program at Canadian Heritage. The program also offers a number of other human rights publications. To get copies: 1 866 811-0055 TTY: 819 997-3123 Click on the A-Z index on the left menu. If you’ve suffered discrimination in the workplace, or when buying products and services, you may be able to file a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The Commission accepts complaints concerning institutions, subject to the Canadian Human Rights Act, as well as businesses under federal jurisdiction. These include


Crown Corporations and major employers such as banks, airlines, railways, and television and radio stations. 1 888 214-1090 TTY: 1 888 643-3304

Advocacy Financial Support For Post-Secondary Education The Canada Student Loans Program provides financial support to students with permanent disabilities and demonstrated financial need. If you have a disability and qualify for a Canada Student Loan, you may also receive grants (which you don’t have to repay). You can apply for a Canada Student Loan through your provincial or territorial student financial assistance office. This is not the case if you live in Quebec, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut, which havetheir own student financial assistance programs. Wherever you live in Canada, visit the National Student Loans Service Centre at to find out where to apply for student financial assistance. If you are a full-time or part-time student who qualifies for a Canada Student Loan, you can apply for the Canada Study Grant for the Accommodation of Students with Permanent Disabilities. This grant provides up to $8,000 a year to help cover exceptional education-related costs associated with your disability, such as notetakers, tutors, readers, interpreters, special transportation, and technical aids and learning disability assessment.

Learning and Skills Development If you are eligible for this grant, you will automatically be assessed for the Canada Access Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities. This grant provides up to $2,000 a year to help students with disabilities cover educational and living expenses. Did you know? If you experience exceptional financial hardship caused by a permanent disability, and you are unable to repay your Canada Student Loan, you may qualify for the Canada Student Loans Program Permanent Disability Benefit. Under this benefit, you no Longer have to repay the loan. National Student Loans Service Centre Public Institutions Division: 1 888 815-4514 TTY: 1 888 815-4556 Private Institutions Division: 1 866 587-7452 TTY: 1 888 815-4556

Support for Individuals

If you’re a person with a disability and little or no work experience, the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities can help. It provides support to help you prepare for and find paid work, or to become self-employed. If you are receiving Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits, there are return to work

supports in place to help you stay connected to your community or to the workforce. If you do return to work, but can’t continue because of your disability, you can restart your CPP disability benefit without having to reapply. You must do this within a two-year period. Did you know? If you receive CPP disability benefits, you can volunteer or attend school and continue to receive benefits. You can work and earn up to $4,200 (in 2006) without having to report these earnings to the CPP. You can also plan a return to work, tailored to Employment your needs, through CPP’s vocational rehabilitation services. And, as you start to work regularly, you can try a paid work trial for up to three months before benefits are stopped. As of January 31, 2005, if you were able to return to work but have to stop because your disability recurs, the CPP’s Automatic Reinstatement provision allows your benefits to be quickly restarted. 1 800 277-9914 TTY: 1 800 255-4786

Other Helpful Government of Canada Online Services if You’re Looking for Work:

n Check out www.jobbank.gc.ca and surf over

30,000 advertised jobs from across Canada. You can also advertise your skills profile to thousands of employers across the country. n Visit www.jobsetc.ca for useful resources to help you in your job search or to change your career. n If you’re interested in working for the Government of Canada, go to www.jobs.gc.ca for work experience and employment information. You can also visit www.workink.com. This site, managed by the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work, is an online career development and employment portal for job seekers with disabilities.

Support for Entrepreneurs

Go to Canada Business if you want to build your own business and become selfemployed. Information on the site includes advice, how to find training, and how to get financial assistance, including flexible loan programs. 1 888 576-4444 TTY: 1 800 457-8466 For most people with disabilities in Canada, the home care and personal services they need to maintain their health and live independently are provided by the provinces and territories. However, the Government of Canada delivers some of these services to certain groups of Canadians including veterans and First Nations and Inuit. Health services for First Nations and Inuit people First Nation’s people living on reserve or in a First Nation’s community North of 60, and Inuit living in a settlement North of 60 are eligible for basic home and community-care services. The First Nations and Inuit Home and Community Care Program provides trained, certi-

fied personal and home health care workers, supervised by registered nurses. Ask your local health center about what home and community care services are available, or: 1 866 225-0709 TTY: 1 800 267-1245

Health, Safety and Security

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative supports a range of community based projects and programs to prevent diabetes and reduce complications of the disease. Diabetes primary prevention projects are also delivered to Métis, off-reserve Aboriginal people and urban Inuit. 1 866 225-0709 TTY: 1 800 267-1245 First Nations people with functional limitations from age, health problems or disabilities can get the personal care they need to remain independent through the Assisted Living Program. 1 800 567-9604 TTY: 1 866 553-0554

Health Services for Veterans

Help for veterans with disabilities to stay healthy and independent in their own homes and communities is available through the Veterans Independence Program. Veterans may also be eligible for special equipment (cane, wheelchair), vision care (eyeglasses), audio care (hearing aid), and prescription drugs, among other things, under the Treatment Benefits Program. 1 866 522-2122

Health Information

Today there are many different sources of health information, from television to websites. Finding sources you can trust can be difficult. Here are some options: The Canadian Health Network provides reliable health information on everything from how to stay healthy to preventing disease and injury. This online resource involves a partnership between the Public Health Agency of Canada, and major health organizations across the country. Be sure to visit the “Living with Disabilities” topic page. It is one of the largest collections of reliable, up-todate information for people with disabilities and their caregivers. The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Division of Aging and Seniors provides information and educational resources for seniors with disabilities. Materials are available in alternative formats. 1 866 225-0709 TTY: 1 800 267-1242

Identifying Abuse and Neglect Do you know of an older adult or a person with a disability who is being abused or neglected? Learn to spot the signs and find out where help is available. The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence provides

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information, in alternative formats, about the abuse of people with disabilities. Some examples are: n Family Violence and People with Intellectual Disabilities – Overview Paper n Violence Against Women with Disabilities – Overview 1 800 267-1291 TTY: 1 800 561-5643

Crime Prevention and Victim Services Through the National Crime Prevention Strategy

(NCPS), the Government of Canada works with communities to increase public awareness and help prevent crime and victimization. The NCPS focuses on at-risk groups, including seniors and people with disabilities. For more information: 1 877 302-6272

Athlete Assistance Program Support may include a monthly living and training allowance, and support for postsecondary school tuition. 1 866 811-0055 TTY: 1 819 997-3123 Researched through the Canadian Government.

Province Listings English

ALBERTA

Accessible Housing Society Phone: 403-282-1872 Accredited Supportive Living Society Phone: 780-539-0433 Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) Phone: 780-451-3055 Toll-free: 1-800-252-7556 Alberta Association for Disabled Skiing Phone: 403-286-8050 Alberta Association of Rehabilitation Centres Phone: 403-250-9495 Alberta College of Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) Phone: 780-944-1609 Toll-free: 1-800-537-0589 Alberta Easter Seals March of Dimes Phone: 403-235-5662 Alberta Foundation for Diabetes Research Phone: 780-447-2643 Alberta Lung Association – Head Office Phone: 780-488-6819 Toll-free: 1-800-661-LUNG Alberta Mental Health Board – Mental Health Services, Edmonton Zone Phone: 780-427-4444 Alberta Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Phone: 780-422-0714 Toll-free: 1-800-272-8841

Phone: 780-456-6651 Toll-free: 1-800-611-7011 ALS Society of Alberta Phone: 403-228-3857, Ext. 103 Toll-free: 1-888-309-1111 Alzheimer Society of Alberta Phone: 403-250-1303 Toll-free: 1-888-233-0332 Anxiety or Panic Disorder Self- Help Group Phone: 780-464-4044 Aplastic Anemia and Myelodysplasia Association of Canada – Alberta Chapter Phone: 780-465-4314 Arthritis Association of Edmonton Phone: 780-425-8792 (The) Arthritis Society – Alberta and NWT Division Phone: 403-228-2571 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured Phone: 403-242-7116 Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) Phone: 780-430-9442 Athabasca University – Access to Students with Disabilities Phone: 780-675-6100 Toll-free: 1-800-788-9041 Autism Calgary Association Phone: 403-250-5033

Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association Phone: 780-439-6473

Autism Treatment Service of Canada Phone: 403-253-6961

Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association Phone: 403-258-2520

Calgary Community Living Society Phone: 403-245-4665

Alberta Transportation – Advisory Committee on Barrier – Free Transportation Phone: 780-427-9781

Calgary Learning Centre Phone: 403-686-9300

Allergy Asthma Information Association, Prairie NWT Region

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Calgary, Alberta Chapter Dystonia Support Group Phone: 403-271-4438

Camp Health, Hope and Happiness Society (Camp He Ho Ha) Phone: 780-429-3277 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Edmonton Branch Office Phone: 780-482-8700 Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society Phone: 403-931-2415 Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – Alberta Phone: 780-427-8104 Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS) – Alberta Division Phone: 403-257-3581 Canadian Council of the Blind – Alberta Division Phone: 780-462-8879 Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) National Office Phone: 403-270-8500 Toll-free: 1-800-883-5608 Canadian Foundation for Poliomyletis and Rehabilitation Phone: 403-284-1161 Canadian Hemophilia Society – Alberta Phone: 780-915-4492 Canadian Human Rights Commission – Alberta and NWT Region Phone: 780-495-4040 Toll-free: 1-800-999-6899 Canadian Liver Foundation – Alberta/ NWT Regional Office Phone: 780-444-1547 Toll-free: 1-888-557-5516 Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta North Central Region Phone: 780-414-6300 Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) Phone: 403-345-4544 Toll-free: 1-877-302-7273


Canadian Paraplegic Association (ALBERTA) Phone: 780-424-6312 Central Alberta AIDS Network Society Phone: 403-346-8858 Toll-free: 1-877-346-8858 Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta Phone: 403-543-1161 Toll-free: 1-800-363-2807

Lakeland College, Vermilion Campus – Services to Students with Disabilities Phone: 780-853-8433 Toll-free: 1-800-661-6490 Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – Calgary Chapter Phone: 403-283-6606

Southern Alberta Community Living Association Phone: 403-329-1525 Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre (Northern Albert) Society Phone: 780-435-5933

LeducWorks Ltd. Phone: 780-986-8584

Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievenment Phone: 780-492-9236

Chronic Pain Association of Canada Phone: 780-482-6727

Lethbridge Community College – Students with Disabilities Phone: 403-329-7268, Ext. 7268

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) – Edmonton Toll-free: 1-866-824-9764

Chrysalis – An Alberta Society for Citizen with Disabilities Phone: 780-454-9656

Literacy Alberta Society Phone: 403-410-6990 Toll-free: 1-800-767-3231

University of Alberta – Specialized Support and Disability Services Phone: 780-492-3381

COLD Respiratory Problems Club Phone: 780-407-6819 Toll-free: 1-800-661-LUNG

Literacy Help Line of Alberta Phone: 403-263-3643 Toll-free: 1-800-767-3231

University of Calgary – Disability Resource Centre Phone: 403-220-8935

Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association Phone: 780-476-1233

Ups and Downs, Calgary Down Syndrome Association Phone: 403-289-4394 Toll-free: 1-866-230-0979

Children’s Services Centre Phone: 403-340-2606

Community Rehabilitation Program Phone: 403-240-6997 Connect Society, DEAF Services Phone: 780-454-9581 Depressive Disorders Self – Help Group Phone: 780-466-5253 Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary Phone: 403-240-3111 Dr. Gordon Townsend School Phone: 403-229-7004 Edmonton Academy Society for Learning Disabled Phone: 780-482-5449 Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society Phone: 780-477-7575 Edmonton Community Board – Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Phone: 780-427-2817

Lupus Society of Alberta Phone: 403-228-7956 Toll-free: 1-888-242-7591 Materials Resources Centre for the Visually Impaired Phone: 780-427-4681 Medicine Hat Services for the Handicapped Phone: 403-529-3657 Mount Royal College – Disabilities Services Phone: 403-440-6868 Nebula Rehabilitation Society Phone: 403-242-1112 NorQuest College – Learning Support Services Phone: 780-427-5467

Foothills Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings (SNAPS) Phone: 403-938-8951

Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society (NABIS) Phone: 780-479-1757 Toll-free: 1-800-425-5552

Gateway Association for Community Living Phone: 780-454-0701

Northern Alberta Crippled Children’s Fund Phone: 780-454-9191

GLADNET – Global Applied Disability Research and information Network Phone: 403-220-6297

Organization For Bipolar Affective Disorders Society Phone: 403-263-7408

Grant MacEwan College – Services to Students with Disabilities Phone: 780-497-5811

Parkinson’s Society of Alberta Phone: 780-482-8993 Toll-free: 1-888-873-9801

GRIT Calgary Society Phone: 403-215-2444 Home Care and Support Association Phone: 780-482-6561 Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) Phone: 780-492-2619 Integrated Post – Secondary Education Society of Alberta Phone: 403-220-2826 Kidney Foundation of Canada – Northern Alberta and the Territories Phone: 780-451-6900 Toll-free: 1-800-461-9063

Pediatric Rehabilitation and Outreach Program Phone: 403-343-4505 Persons with Developmental Disabilities Provincial Board Phone: 780-427-1177 Rehabilitation Society of South-western Alberta Phone: 403-329-3911 Smoley’s Assistance Dogs Foundation Phone: 780-457-0927 Society for Treatment of Autism (Alberta) Phone: 403-253-6961

Wheat Country Special Needs Society Phone: 403-485-2186 Wheelchair Sports Alberta Association Phone: 780-427-8699 Toll-free: 1-888-453-6770 Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta – Calgary Office Phone: 403-297-3460

BRITISH COLUMBIA A Loving Spoonful Phone: 604-682-6325 AIDS Vancouver Phone: 604-681-2122 Alzheimer Society of British Columbia Phone: 604-681-6530 Toll-free: 1-800-667-3742 L’Arche Greater Vancouver Phone: 604-435-9544 (The) Arthritis Society – Langley Community Group Phone: 604-532-9671 Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Phone: 604-467-7101 Toll-free: 1-866-FAS-7101 Autism Society of British Columbia Phone: 604-434-0880 Barrier Free Physical & Educational Access Phone: 250-861-4717 BC Housing Phone: 604-433-2218 BC Human Rights Coalition Phone: 604-689-8474 Toll-free: 1-877-689-¬¬¬8474 BC Pets and Friends Phone: 604-523-1557 BC Provincial School for the Deaf Jericho Secondary/ Elementary Programs Phone: 604-664-8560

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Bethesda Christian Association Phone: 604-850-6604 Brain Association of BC Phone: 250-380-0500 Toll-free: 1-800-510-3221

Canadian Human Rights Commission – BC and Yukon Phone: 604-666-2251 Toll-free: 1-800-999-6899

British Columbia Association for Community Living Phone: 604-875-1119

Canadian Liver Foundation – BC/Yukon Regional Office Phone: 604-707-6430 Toll-free: 1-800-856-7266

British Columbia Association of People Who Stutter – Victoria Phone: 250-995-1465

Canadian Mental Health Association – Delta Branch Phone: 604-943-1878

British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) Phone: 604-875-0188 Toll-free: 1-800-663-1278

Canadian Mental Health Association – North Vancouver and West Vancouver Branch Phone: 604-987-6959

British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Phone: 604-775-2000 Toll-free: 1-888-440-8844

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) – BC- Yukon Division Phone: 604-431-2020 Toll-free: 1-866-246-2642

British Columbia Lung Association Phone: 604-731-5864 Toll-free: 1-800-665-5864 British Columbia Mental Health Centre Phone: 250-370-5500 British Columbia Ministry of Education – Special Programs Branch Phone: 250-356-2337 British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) Phone: 604-688-6464 British Columbia Neurofibromatosis Foundation Phone: 250-370-7597 Toll-free: 1-800-385-BCNF British Columbia Paraplegic Association Phone: 604-324-3611 Toll-free: 1-877-324-3611 British Columbia Paraplegic Association – Victoria/ Vancouver Island South Phone: 250-475-2622 British Columbia Schizophrenia Society Phone: 604-270-7841 Toll-free: 1-888-888-0029 British Columbia Special Olympics Phone: 604-737-3078 Toll-free: 1-888-854-2276 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – BC and Yukon Regional Office Phone: 604-731-5733 Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) Phone: 250-427-7712 Canadian Council of the Blind, BC – Yukon Division Phone: 604-669-2201 Toll-free: 1-800-874-4666 Canadian Diabetes Association – Pacific Area Phone: 604-732-1331 Toll-free: 1-800-665-6526 Canadian Disabled Individuals Association (CDIA) Phone: 604-301-1029 Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind – Lower Mainland Phone: 604-270-2432

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Canadian National Institutes for the Blind (CNIB) – Vancouver Island Phone: 250-751-2342 Toll-free: 1-866-751-2342

Discovery School Phone: 250-595-7765 Douglas College Disabled Student Association Phone: 604-527-5115 Down Syndrome Research Foundation Phone: 604-444-3773 Toll-free: 1-888-464-DSRF Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design – Disability Services Phone: 604-844-3081 Toll-free: 1-800-832-7788 FAS Networking Adoption Support Program Phone: 250-721-6798 Fisher Grove Ranch – Centre of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons Phone: 250-832-9994 Fraser Academy School Phone: 604-736-5575 Gordie Howe Disabled Athletes Foundation Phone: 604-324-9352

Canadian Society for Metabolic Disease Phone: 604-464-1017

Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf Phone: 604-738-4644 Toll-free: 1-800-855-0511

Capilano College – Disability Services Phone: 604-983-7527

HFBC Housing Foundation of BC Phone: 604-684-3515

Central Okanagan Child Development Association Phone: 250-763-5100

Independent Living Housing Society of Greater Victoria Phone: 250-383-2524

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia Phone: 604-515-9455 Toll-free: 1-800-663-0004

Infant Development Program of British Columbia Phone: 604-822-4014

Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia – New Westminster Phone: 604-451-0686

International Dylexia Association – British Columbia Branch Phone: 604-669-5811

Child Development Centre Society of Fort St. John and District Phone: 250-785-3200

Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Branch Phone: 604-736-9775 Toll-free: 1-800-567-8112

Clay Tree Society for People with Developmental Disabilities Phone: 250-753-5322

Learning Disabilities Association of BC – Vancouver Chapter Phone: 604-873-8139

College of the Rockies – Services to Students with Disabilities Phone: 250-489-2751, Ext. 2687

MedicalMarijuana.ca Phone: 250-748-8614

Community Living Skills Program Phone: 250-724-4844

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – British Columbia Division Phone: 604-689-3144

Community Options for Children and Families Phone: 250-380-6363

Muscular Dystrophy Canada Phone: 604-732-8799 Toll-free: 1-800-366-8166

Comox Valley Child Development Association Phone: 250-338-4288

Osteoporosis Society of Canada, BC Division Phone: 604-731-4997 Toll-free: 1-800-363-1933

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – British Columbia / Yukon Phone: 604-513-8202 Toll-free: 1-800-513-8202

Prince George Child Development Centre Phone: 250-563-7168

Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia Phone: 604-525-6056 Difficult Child Support Association of British Columbia – Temperament Project Phone: 604-584-HELP

Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health Phone: 250-477-1826 Sea to Sky Community Service Society Phone: 604-892-5796 Se-Cure Program Phone: 250-479-4265


Phone: 204-925-3800 Toll-free: 1-800-782-0715

Huntington Disease Resource Centre Phone: 204-772-4617

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – Manitoba Chapter Phone: 204-975-3037

Independent Living Resource Centre Phone: 204-947-0194 Toll-free: 1-800-663-3043

Canadian Hemophilia Society – Manitoba Chapter Inc. Phone: 204-775-8625

Interagency Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Program Phone: 204-582-8658

Canadian Liver Foundation – Manitoba Phone: 204-831-6231 Toll-free: 1-800-563-5485

Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch Phone: 204-989-0800 Toll-free: 1-800-729-7176

Victoria Association for Community Living Phone: 250-477-7231

Canadian Mental Health Association – Central Region Inc. Phone: 204-239-6590

Literacy Partners of Manitoba Phone: 204-947-5757

Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre Society Phone: 250-475-6677

Canadian Mental Health Association – Manitoba Division Phone: 204-953-1220

Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia Phone: 604-688-3603 Toll-free: 1-888-313-3377 Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children Phone: 604-453-8300 Vancouver Community College – Program for Deaf and hard of Hearing Adults Phone: 604-871-7342 Vancouver Dystonia Support Group Phone: 604-596-4216 Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition Phone: 250-382-3012

Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Phone: 604-736-7391 Toll-free: 1-888-736-7391 Western Society for Children with Birth Disorders Phone: 604-515-0810 Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia Provincial Office Phone: 604-273-2266

MANITOBA Aboriginal People with Disabilities Program Phone: 204-989-7110 Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWA) – Manitoba Division Phone: 204-489-8892

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Manitoba) Inc. Phone: 204-786-4753 Canadian Porphyria Foundation Phone: 204-476-2800 Centre on Aging Phone: 204-474-8731 Cerebral Palsy Association Manitoba Phone: 204-982-4842 Child Day Care, Norman Region – Children with Disabilities Program Phone: 204-687-1723 Children’s Special Services Phone: 204-726-6173 Toll-free: 1-800-230-1885

Lupus Society of Manitoba Inc. Phone: 204-942-6825 Toll-free: 1-888-942-6825 Manitoba Association for Mentally Handicapped Phone: 204-246-2227 Manitoba Brain Injury Association Inc. Phone: 204-953-5353 Manitoba Children Special Services Phone: 204-945-2566 Manitoba Department of Education – Special Education Phone: 204-945-7912 Manitoba Down Syndrome Society Phone: 204-992-2731 Manitoba Epilepsy Association Phone: 204-783-0466 Manitoba Families for Effective Autism Treatment Phone: 204-487-1685

African Canadian Disability Community Association, Inc. Phone: 204-453-0391

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Phone: 204-945-9474 Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474

ALS Society of Manitoba Phone: 204-831-2104

City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee Phone: 204-986-8345

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba Inc. Phone: 204-943-6622

Manitoba Human Rights Commission Phone: 204-945-3007 Toll-free: 1-888-884-8681

Community Living Phone: 204-726-6173 Toll-free: 1-800-230-1885

Manitoba Rett Syndrome Association Phone: 204-668-7388

Anxiety Disorders Association of Manitoba Phone: 204-925-0600 Toll-free: 1-800-885-8885 (The) Arthritis Society – Manitoba Division Phone: 204-942-4892 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Association for Community Living – Manitoba Phone: 204-786-1607 Association of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba Phone: 204-957-1214 Boissevain Association for the Handicapped Inc. Phone: 204-534-2956 Toll-free: 1-877-534-2449

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Manitoba / Saskatchewan Region Phone: 204-231-2115 Diabetes Foundation of Manitoba Phone: 204-774-7132

Manitoba Family Services and Housing Community Living Division – Adult Services Phone: 204-945-3274

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Inc. Phone: 204-925-9505 Manitoba Schizophrenia Society Phone: 204-786-1616 Toll-free: 1-800-263-5545

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Phone: 204-945-3744 Toll-free: 1-800-282-8060

Manitoba School for the Deaf Phone: 204-945-8934

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Canada Toll-free: 1-800-866-0016

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba Inc. Phone: 204-786-0987 Toll-free: 1-800-263-1460

Fibromyalgia Support Group Winnipeg, Inc. Phone: 204-975-3037 Toll-free: 1-800-282-8041

Canadian Council of the Blind – Manitoba Division Inc. Phone: 204-942-8722

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba Phone: 204-949-2000 Toll-free: 1-888-HSF-INFO

Canadian Diabetes Association – Manitoba / Nunavut

Hepatitis C Resource Centre (HCRC) Inc. Phone: 204-975-3279

Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association Phone: 204-453-4539

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Manitoba Division Phone: 204-943-9595 Toll-free: 1-800-268-7582 Public Service Commission, Manitoba – Services to Persons with Disabilities Phone: 204-984-4636

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Red River College – Educational Support Services Phone: 204-632-2132 Rehabilitation Centre for Children Phone: 204-452-4311 SCE LifeWorks Phone: 204-775-9402 Society for Depression and Manic Depression of Manitoba Phone: 204-623-7437 Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Central Regional Office Phone: 204-822-1947 Toll-free: 1-800-269-5451 Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Wheelchair Services Phone: 204-784-3711 Toll-free: 1-800-836-5551 Special Olympics Manitoba Phone: 204-925-5628 Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada Phone: 204-925-3650 Toll-free: 1-800-565-9488 St. James – Assiniboia Industries Inc. Phone: 204-888-5422 Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. Phone: 204-339-9268 Toll-free: 1-800-601-8780 Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) – Winnipeg Phone: 204-257-3802 Universal Design Institute Phone: 204-474-6450 University of Manitoba – Disability Services Phone: 204-474-6213 Variety Club of Manitoba – Tent 58 Inc. Phone: 204-982-1058

NEWBRUNSWICK AIDS New Brunswick / SIDA Nouveau Brunswick Phone: 506-459-7518 Toll-free: 1-800-561-4009 Alzheimer Society of New Brunswick Phone: 506-459-4280 Toll-free: 1-800-664-8411 Alzheimer Society of Southeast New Brunswick Phone: 506-858-8380 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Phone: 506-451-1297 Autism Society New Brunswick Phone: 506-372-9011 Toll-free: 1-888-354-9622 Canadian Council of the Blind – Maritimes Phone: 506-548-2621 Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association – NB/PEI – Chapter GERARd 2012-2013 edition

Phone: 506-452-1544 Toll-free: 1-877-452-1544 Canadian Diabetes Association – New Brunswick Division Phone: 506-452-9009 Toll-free: 1-800-884-4232

New Brunswick Therapeutic Riding Association Phone: 506-452-5879 New Brunswick Wheelchair Sports Association Phone: 505-674-9104

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – New Brunswick Phone: 506-859-6950

Osteoporosis Society of Canada – New Brunswick Phone: 506-459-4901

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) New Brunswick Division Phone: 506-458-0060

Parkinson Society of Canada – Saint John Phone: 506-693-7432

Cerebral Palsy Foundation (Saint John) Inc. Phone: 506-648-0322

Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons Phone: 506-444-3000 Toll-free: 1-800-442-4412

Children’s Wish Foundation Of Canada – New Brunswick Phone: 506-632-0099 Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474 Early Childhood Stimulation a l’Enfance Inc. Phone: 506-853-0575 Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Phone: 506-453-2264 Toll-free: 1-888-762-8600

Saint John Alzheimer Society Phone: 506-634-8722 Saint John Association for Community Living, Inc. Phone: 506-652-1544 Saint John Special Olympics Phone: 506-635-1827

Family Autism Centre for Education (FACE) Phone: 506-357-2077

Schizonphrenia Society of New Brunswick, Saint John Phone: 506-649-2705

Greater Saint John Fibromyalgia Support Group Phone: 506-847-7114

Speak Easy Inc. Phone: 506-696-6799 Toll-free: 1-800-345-9022

Heart and Stroke Foundation Of New Brunswick Phone: 506-634-1620 Toll-free: 1-800-663-3600

Special Olympics New Brunswick Phone: 506-444-6990

Huntington Society of New Brunswick Phone: 506-847-8738

Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons – Woodstock Phone: 506-325-4412

Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick – Provincial Office Phone: 506-459-7852 Toll-free: 1-877-544-7852 Lupus New Brunswick Phone: 506-384-6227 Toll-free: 1-877-303-8080 New Brunswick Association For Community Living – Community Inclusion Project Phone: 506-433-2999 New Brunswick Community College – Services to Students With Disabilities Phone: 506-789-2403 New Brunswick Department of Education – Special Education Phone: 506-453-2816 New Brunswick Easter Seal March of Dimes Phone: 506-458-8739 Toll-free: 1-888-280-8155 New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Moncton Toll-free: 1-888-471-2233 New Brunswick Mental Health Services Phone: 506-444-4442 New Brunswick Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association Phone: 506-452-9739

Up with Downs Phone: 506-357-7655

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission of New Brunswick Phone: 506-632-2200 Toll-free: 1-800-222-9775

NEWFOUNDLAND AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-579-8656 Toll-free: 1-800-563-1575 (The) Arthritis Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Division Phone: 709-579-8190 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Autism Society of Newfoundland Phone: 709-722-2803 Avalon Employment Inc. Phone: 709-579-4866 Bay D’Espoire Association for Independent Living Phone: 709-882-2888 Canadian Council of the Blind – St. John’s Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – St. Jon’s Phone: 709-753-5494


Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland (CHHA-NC) Phone: 709-753-3224

Newfoundland Alzheimer Association Inc. Phone: 709-576-0608 Toll-free: 1-877-776-0608

Your Strength – Is – Our Strength Club, Inc. Phone: 709-257-2884

Canadian Liver Foundation – St. John’s Phone: 709-753-9989 Toll-free: 1-800-563-5483

Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living Phone: 709-722-0790 Toll-free: 1-800-701-8511

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Canadian Mental Health Association – Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-753-8550

Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association Phone: 709-726-4664 Toll-free: 1-800-566-5864

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Phone: 709-639-9167 Toll-free: 1-877-639-9167 Canadian Paraplegic Association (Newfoundland and Labrador) Inc. Phone: 709-753-5901 Cerebral Palsy Association of Newfoundland Phone: 709-753-9922 Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-739-9474 Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474 Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD) Phone: 709-722-7011 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada Phone: 709-785-1221 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Newfoundland / Labrador Region Phone: 709-579-3700 Toll-free: 1-800-563-4843 Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-722-0502 Toll-free: 1-866-EPILEPSY Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador Phone: 709-639-8507 Kidney Foundation of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Branch Phone: 709-753-8999 Toll-free: 1-800-563-0626 Labrador Community College – Special Needs Office Phone: 709-896-3307 Learning Disabilities Association of Central Newfoundland Phone: 709-489-3420

Newfoundland and Labrador Special Olympics Phone: 709-738-1923 Newfoundland Brain Injury Association Phone: 709-579-3070 Toll-free: 1-800-722-NBIA Newfoundland Coordinating Council on Deafness Phone: 709-576-4592 Newfoundland Department of Social Services Phone: 709-729-5142 Newfoundland Department of Education – Registry for Handicapped Persons Phone: 709-729-5097 Newfoundland Down Syndrome Society Phone: 709-738-3336 Toll-free: 1-877-738-3336 Newfoundland Hearing Health Centre Ltd. Phone: 709-634-1183 Newfoundland School for the Deaf Phone: 709-364-1234 Newfoundland Society for the Physically Disabled Inc. Phone: 709-754-1399 Toll-free: 1-888-601-6767 Newfoundland – Labrador Human Rights Association Phone: 709-754-0690 Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-754-4428 Toll-free: 1-800-567-7020 People First of Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-738-2866

Autism Northwest Territories Phone: 867-920-4206 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Yellowknife Branch Office Phone: 867-873-2637 Toll-free: 1-877-499-7245 Canadian Mental Health Association – Northwest Territories Division Phone: 867-873-3190 Toll-free: 1-800-661-0844 Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) – Yellowknife Phone: 867-873-2647 Health and Social Services – Early Childhood Intervention Phone: 867-873-7926 Toll-free: 1-800-661-0782 Learning Disabilities Association of Northwest Territories Phone: 867-873-6378 Northwest Territories Community Programs and Services Phone: 867-873-7738 Northwest Territories Department of Education – Special Education Phone: 867-873-7692 Northwest Territories Literacy Council Phone: 867-873-9262 Northwest Territories Special Olympics Phone: 867-667-5992 NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities Phone: 867-873-8230 Workers’ Compensation Board of the Northwest Territories Phone: 867-920-2888 Toll-free: 1-800-661-0792 Yellowknife Association for Community Living Phone: 867-920-2644 Yellowknives Dene First Nation Phone: 867-873-4307 YWCA Residential and Support Services for Adults with Disabilities Phone: 867-920-2777

Lupus Newfoundland and Labrador Phone: 709-368-8130

Rainbow Riders – St. John’s Therapeutic Riding Association Phone: 709-753-3229

Mental Health Crisis Centre, Community Health Phone: 709-737-4668 Toll-free: 1-888-737-4668

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) – Newfoundland Phone: 709-745-8732 Toll-free: 1-877-NFLD-TIC

NOVA SCOTIA

MOMS – Mothers Offering Moral Support Phone: 709-489-3420

Visions Employment Plus Inc. Phone: 709-364-4600

AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton Phone: 902-567-1766

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Atlantic Division Phone: 709-528-4030 Toll-free: 1-888-528-4030

Wheelchair Sports Association – Newfoundland League (WSANL) Phone: 709-782-0687

AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-429-7922 Toll-free: 1-800-566-2437

Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Phone: 709-778-1000 Toll-free: 1-800-563-9000

Alexander Society for Special Needs Phone: 902-542-5808

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada (MDAC) – Newfoundland Office Phone: 709-738-6322

Acadia University Disabled Student Services Phone: 902-585-1460, Ext. 1460

AllKids Services Early Intervention Phone: 902-849-3429

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ALS Society of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-454-3636 Alzheimer Society Family Support Group – Halifax County Phone: 902-889-2899 Annapolis Valley Therapeutic Riding Program Phone: 902-665-2101 Antigonish Early Childhood Early Intervention Program Phone: 902-863-2298 (The) Arthritis Society – Nova Scotia Division Phone: 902-429-7025 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Assistive Technology Centre Phone: 902-543-6329 Asthma Foundation of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-443-8141 Toll-free: 1-888-566-5864

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) – Nova Scotia – PEI Division Phone: 902-453-1480, Ext. 247 Toll-free: 1-800-565-5147 Canadian Paraplegic Association, Nova Scotia Phone: 902-423-1277 Toll-free: 1-800-889-1889 Central Highlands Association of the Disabled (CHAD) Phone: 902-926-2007 Cerebral Palsy Association Phone: 902-849-4759 Children’s Wish Foundation – Nova Scotia Phone: 902-492-1984 Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474 Clare Organization Representing Persons with Disabilities (CORD) Phone: 902-769-2474

Atlantic Clinic for Communication Disorders Phone: 902-429-6681

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada – Maritime Region Phone: 902-422-8137 Toll-free: 1-800-265-1101

Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force Phone: 902-492-4255 Toll-free: 1-800-565-4255

Cumberland County Chapter Parkinson Society Phone: 902-254-3824

Atlantic Ministry of the Deaf Phone: 902-454-5366

Cumberland Equal Rights for The Disabled Phone: 902-667-3501

Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) Phone: 902-424-8500

Cumberland Psychiatric and Mental Health Services Phone: 902-667-3879

Attention Deficit Association of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-869-1117

Dalhousie Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit Phone: 902-422-7817

Autism Society Nova Scotia Phone: 902-429-5529

Dartmouth Developmental Centre Phone: 902-469-3055

Autism/PDD Cape Breton Nova Scotia Phone: 902-562-1041

Daycare for Preschool Special Needs Children Phone: 902-539-5121

Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-473-7301

I Care Services for Seniors and Disabled Phone: 902-429-4050 Independent Living Resource Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality Phone: 902-453-0004 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Halifax Phone: 902-453-1009 Kidney Foundation of Canada – Nova Scotia Branch Phone: 902-429-9298 Toll-free: 1-800-889-5557 Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS) – Provincial Office Phone: 902-423-2850 Lung Association of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-443-8141 Toll-free: 1-888-566-LUNG Lupus Society of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-425-0358 Toll-free: 1-800-394-0125 Metro Association for Autistic Children Phone: 902-445-3149 Metro Transit Access-A-Bus Phone: 902-490-6614 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Atlantic Division Phone: 902-468-8230 Toll-free: 1-800-268-7582 Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada (MDAC) – Atlantic Office Phone: 902-429-6322 Nova Scotia Association for Community Living Phone: 902-469-1174 Nova Scotia Centre on Aging Phone: 902-457-6546

Eastern Canada Association of the Deaf Phone: 902-667-7142

Nova Scotia Riding for the Disabled Association Phone: 902-435-9344

Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-429-2633

Nova Scotia Special Olympics Phone: 902-425-5450

Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS) – Nova Scotia Division Phone: 902-422-0270

First Steps Early Intervention Association – Home Visit Program Phone: 902-531-3500

Parkinson Society Canada, Maritime Region Phone: 902-422-3656 Toll-free: 1-800-663-2468

Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers (CADS) Nova Scotia Phone: 902-624-8051

Gateways Homes Inc. Phone: 902-454-0145

Queens Early Childhood Development Association Phone: 902-354-5890

Canadian Amputee Sports Association – Nova Scotia Phone: 902-424-6742

Canadian Council of the Blind – Nova Scotia/PEI Phone: 902-667-9684 Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Nova Scotia Chapter Phone: 902-425-2462 Canadian Farmers with Disabilities Registry Phone: 902-847-9420 Canadian Human Rights Commission – Atlantic Phone: 902-426-8380 Toll-free: 1-800-999-6899 Canadian Mental Health Association – Nova Scotia Division Phone: 902-466-6600

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Halifax Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee Phone: 902-490-6388 Halifax Association of the Deaf (HAD) Phone: 902-435-5846 Halifax Developmental Pre-School Services Phone: 902-423-4702 Halifax Regional Cerebral Palsy Foundation Phone: 902-479-0963 Halifax Regional Municipality – Community Recreation Services Phone: 902-490-4567

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-465-2601 Toll-free: 1-800-465-2601 Society for Muscular Dystrophy Information (SMDI) International Phone: 902-685-3961 United Ostomy Association – Metro Halifax, Inc. Phone: 902-443-7036 Toll-free: 1-888-969-9698

Human Resources Development Canada,

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia Phone: 902-491-8954

Nova Scotia – Labrador Program Phone: 902-865-7434

YMCA Special Needs Information Service Phone: 902-423-9622


ONTARIO Ability Camp Inc. Phone: 613-476-7332 Toll-free: 1-800-442-6992 Ability Edge Phone: 416-363-0003 Toll-free: 1-888-507-3343 Ability Online Support Network Phone: 416-650-6207 Toll-free: 1-866-650-6207 ABLE –York Phone: 416-736-2100, AboutFace International Phone: 416-597-2229 Toll-free: 1-800-665-3223 Access AIDS Committee of Sudbury Phone: 705-688-0500 Access Apartments Phone: 416-780-1650, Ext. 246 Access Better Living Inc. Phone: 705-268-2240 Achilles Track Club of Canada Phone: 416-485-6451 Achilles Track Club of Canada – Peel Phone: 905-874-0544 Achilles Track Club of Canada – Peterborough Phone: 705-748-0873 Across Boundaries Phone: 416-787-3007 Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability Phone: 613-244-0052 Toll-free: 1-800-771-0663 Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability – Ontario Phone: 416-426-7129 Toll-free: 1-800-311-9565 Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability Phone: 416-426-7129 Toll-free: 1-800-311-9565 Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC) Phone: 416-978-4360 Adult Mental Health Services of Haldimand – Norfolk Phone: 519-426-8760

AIDS Committee of York Region Phone: 905-953-0248 Toll-free: 1-800-243-7717

Alzheimer Society of Greater Simcoe County Phone: 705-722-1066 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5391

Algoma AIDS Network Phone: 705-256-2437 Toll-free: 1-800-361-2497

Alzheimer Society of Grey-Bruce Phone: 519-376-7230 Toll-free: 1-800-265-9013

Algoma University College – Special Needs Phone: 705-949-2301, Ext. 267 Toll-free: 1-888-254-6628 Algonquin College Centre for Students with Disabilities Phone: 613-727-4723, Ext. 7683 Allergy and Environmental Health Association – Ottawa Branch Phone: 819-777-5848 Allergy/Asthma Information Association of Canada Phone: 416-679-9521 Toll-free: 1-800-611-7011 Allergy/Asthma Information Association, Ontario Phone: 519-284-4222 Toll-free: 1-888-250-2298 Alpha-1 Canada Phone: 613-384-1428

Alzheimer Society of Guelph –Wellington Phone: 519-836-7672 Alzheimer Society Huron County Phone: 519-482-1482 Toll-free: 1-800-561-5012 Alzheimer Society of Kitchener – Waterloo Phone: 519-742-1422 Alzheimer Society of Leeds – Grenville Phone: 613-345-7392 Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex Phone: 519-680-2404 Toll-free: 1-888-495-5855 Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region Phone: 905-687-3914 Alzheimer Society of Ontario Phone: 416-967-5900 Alzheimer Society of Orillia and District Phone: 705-329-0909 Toll-free: 1-800-826-3682 Alzheimer Society of Ottawa – Carleton Phone: 613-523-4004

ALS Society of Canada Phone: 416-497-2267 Toll-free: 1-800-267- 4ALS ALS Society of Ontario Phone: 416-497-2267, Ext. 216 Toll-free: 1-800-267-4ALS ALS Society of Ontario – Hamilton Region Phone: 905-540-9746 Toll-free: 1-800-267-4257 ALS Society of Ontario – Northern Office Phone: 705-669-0324 Toll-free: 1-888-237-4453 Alternate Media Canada Phone: 416-422-4545 Toll-free: 1-800-567-6755 Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home Phone: 519-439-9336 Alzheimer Society for Halton – Wentworth Phone: 905-529-7030 Alzheimer Society Haldimand Norfolk Phone: 519-428-7771 Toll-free: 1-800-565-4614

Alzheimer Society of Oxford Phone: 519-421-2466 Alzheimer Society of Perth County Phone: 519-271-1910 Toll-free: 1-888-797-1882 Alzheimer Society of Peterborough and Area Phone: 705-748-5131 Toll-free: 1-800-561-2588 Alzheimer Society of Sarnia – Lambton Phone: 519-332-4444 Toll-free: 1-800-334-8529 Alzheimer Society of Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District Phone: 705-942-2195 Toll-free: 1-877-396-7888 Alzheimer Society of Toronto Phone: 416-322-6560 Alzheimer Society of York Region Phone: 905-895-1337 Alzheimer Society of York Region Phone: 905-731-6611

AIDS Committee Durham Phone: 905-576-1445

Alzheimer Society Haldimand Resource Centre Phone: 905-765-6591

AIDS Committee of London Phone: 519-434-1601

Alzheimer Society of Cambridge Phone: 519-650-1628

APPLE Post – Psychiatric Leisure Experience Phone: 613-238-1209

AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area Phone: 705-497-3560

Alzheimer Society of Canada/ Societe Alzheimer du Canada Phone: 416-488-8772 Toll-free: 1-800-616-8816

ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities Phone: 416-482-8255

AIDS Committee of Ottawa Phone: 613-238-5014 AIDS Committee of Simcoe County Phone: 705-722-6778 Toll-free: 1-800-372-2272 AIDS Committee of Toronto Phone: 416-340-2437

Alzheimer Society of Durham Region Phone: 905-576-2567 Alzheimer Society of Elgin – St. Thomas Phone: 519-633-4396 Toll-free: 1-888-565-1111

Andrew Fleek Child Care Services Phone: 613-736-5355

L’Arche Hamilton Phone: 905-312-0162 L’Arche London Phone: 519-641-2262 L’Arche North Bay Phone: 705-474-0081

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Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU) Phone: 416-603-6269

Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre Phone: 416-425-6220 Toll-free: 1-800-363-2440

Canadian Mental Health Association – National Office Phone: 416-484-7750

(The) Arthritis Society – Belleville Phone: 613-967-1933

Brian Tumour Foundation of Canada Phone: 519-642-7755 Toll-free: 1-800-265-5106

Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Association (CMSA) Phone: 905-988-9964 Toll-free: 1-888-395-2672

(The) Arthritis Society – Kenora Phone: 807-468-2298 (The) Arthritis Society – National Divison Phone: 416-979-7228 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433

Brock University – Learning Skills and Special Needs Phone: 905-688-5550. Ext. 3242 Canadian Alliance for Animals – Assisted Services Phone: 613-774-4368

Canadian Neuropathy Association Phone: 705-437-2878 Toll-free: 1-800-669-4918

Canadian Art Therapy Association Phone: 416-924-6221

Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Phone: 905-682-2456 Toll-free: 1-800-434-2268

Canadian Association for Music Therapy Phone: 519-884-1970, Ext. 6828 Toll-free: 1-800-996-CAMT

Canadian Paraplegic Association – Ontario Phone: 416-422-5644 Toll-free: 1-877-422-1112

Asian Community AIDS Services Phone: 416-963-4300

Canadian Association for People Who Stutter (CAPS) Phone: 416-252-8255

Aspergers Society of Ontario Phone: 416-651-4037

Canadian Association of the Deaf Phone: 613-565-2882

Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Phone: 613-523-5315

Association for persons with Physical Disabilities (APPD) Of Windsor Phone: 519-969-8188

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Phone: 905-572-2981

Association for the Neurologically Disabled (AND) of Canada Phone: 416-244-1992 Toll-free: 1-800-561-1497

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Phone: 416-485-9149 Toll-free: 1-800-378-2233

(The) Arthritis Society – Ottawa Phone: 613-723-1083 (The) Arthritis Society – Peterborough Phone: 705-742-7191 Arts Carousel (Arts with the Handicapped Foundation of Canada) Phone: 416-391-2086

Attention Deficit Disorder Ontario (ADDO) Foundation Phone: 416-813-6858 Autism Society Canada Toll-free: 1-866-874-3334 Autism Society Ontario – Hamilton Wentworth Phone: 905-544-9155 Autism Society Ontario – London and District Phone: 519-685-8702 Autism Society Ontario – Niagara Region Phone: 905-682-2776 Autism Society Ontario – Ottawa – Carleton Phone: 613-230-6305 Autism Society Ontario – Peel Phone: 905-451-4218 Autism Society Ontario – Renfrew County Phone: 613-584-4207 Autism Society Ontario – Sarnia Lambton Phone: 519-844-2529 Autism Society Ontario – Sault Ste. Marie Phone: 705-253-3481 Bathurst Jewish Community Centre – Special Needs Programs Phone: 416-636-1880, Ext. 229 Bethesde Phone: 905-562-4184

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Canadian Deafblind and Rubela Association – (Ontario) Phone: 519-759-0520 Toll-free: 1-877-760-7439 Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association National Office Phone: 519-754-0729 Canadian Diabetes Association – National Office Phone: 416-363-0177 Toll-free: 1-800-BANTING Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons Phone: 416-760-7351 Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Phone: 613-692-7777 Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – National Office Phone: 613-526-1584 Toll-free: 1-800-263-8068 Canadian Latex Allergy Association Phone: 905-885-5270 Canadian Liver Foundation Phone: 416-491-3353 Toll-free: 1-800-563-5483 Canadian Lung Association Phone: 613-569-6411 Toll-free: 1-888-566-LUNG Canadian Marfan Association Phone: 905-826-3223 Toll-free: 1-866-722-1722 Canadian MedicAlert Foundation Inc. Phone: 416-696-0267 Toll-free: 1-800-668-1507

Canadian Pediatric Kidney Disease Research Centre Phone: 613-737-4098 Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation Phone: 416-351-7757 Canadian Public Health Association Phone: 613-725-3769 Canadian Rett Syndrome Association Phone: 613-489-2851 Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association – National Office Phone: 613-523-0004 Canine Vision Canada Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll-free: 1-800-768-3030 Can-Voice – Consumer Survivor Community Support Services Phone: 519-434-8303 CARD – Community Association for Riding for the Disabled Phone: 416-667-8600 CHADD – Children and Adult with Attention Deficit Disorder Phone: 613-731-1209 Children’s Mental Health Ontario Phone: 416-921-2109 Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – National Capital Region Phone: 613-841-0004 Toll-free: 1-800-267-9474 Chromosome 22 Central Phone: 705-268-3099 Community Living Ontario Phone: 416-447-4348 Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities Phone: 416-489-0146 Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) Phone: 416-920-5035 Toll-free: 1-800-387-1479


DisAbilities Plus Phone: 416-410-5413 Toll-free: 1-800-350-8361

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – Provincial Office Phone: 416-929-4311

Ontario March of Dimes –Provincial Office Phone: 416-425-3463 Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463

Dyslexia Solutions Canada Ltd. Phone: 519-458-8388 Toll-free: 1-800-981-6433

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Phone: 613-238-5721 Lung Association – McMaster Regional Office Phone: 519-886-5001

Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, Ontario Disability Support Program Phone: 416-326-1880

Lupus Canada Phone: 905-513-0004 Toll-free: 1-800-661-1468

Ontario Special Olympics Phone: 416-447-8326 Toll-free: 1-888-333-5515

ME Association of Canada Phone: 613-563-1565

OPALE Phone: 613-679-1244

Metro Toronto School for the Deaf Phone: 416-923-0630

Osteoporosis Society of Canada Phone: 416-696-2663 Toll-free: 1-800-463-6842

Easter Seals / March of Dimes National Council Phone: 416-932-8382 Education for Quality Accessibility – Canada (EQA) Phone: 613-345-2038 Elections Canada Phone: 613-993-2975 Toll-free: 1-800-463-6868 Epilepsy Ontario Phone: 905-764-5099 Toll-free: 1-800-463-1119 Equip KIDS (Kids In Developing Societies) International Phone: 416-695-9339 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Assistance and Training (FASAT) Ontario Phone: 519-822-2476 Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Association of Ottawa Phone: 613-446-4144 Guide Dog Users of Canada (GDUC) Phone: 613-830-1398 Hearing Ear Dogs of Canada Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll-free: 1-800-768-3030 Hearing Foundation of Canada Phone: 416-364-4060 Toll-free: 1-866-HEAR-YOU Heart and Stroke Foundation Of Canada – National Office Phone: 613-569-4361 Hepatitis C Society of Canada (HeCSC) Phone: 905-270-1110 Toll-free: 1-800-652-HEPC Hong Fook Mental Health Association Phone: 416-493-4242, Ext. 242 Huntington Society of Canada Phone: 519-749-7063 Toll-free: 1-800-998-7398 Industrial Accident Prevention Association – Head Office Phone: 416-506-8888 Toll-free: 1-800-406-IAPA

Mission Possible Phone: 416-466-5498

Reach Canada Phone: 613-236-6636 Toll-free: 1-800-465-8898

Montage Support Services Phone: 416-780-9630 Mood Disorders Society of Canada Phone: 519-824-5565 Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Ltd. Phone: 416-362-9992 Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada (MDAC) – National Office Phone: 416-488-0030 Toll-free: 1-866-MUSCLE-8 National Broadcast Reading Service (NBRS) Inc. Phone: 416-422-4222, Ext.224 Toll-free: 1-800-567-6755 NEADS – National Educational Association of Disabled Students Phone: 613-526-8008 Neurofibromatosis Society of Ontario Phone: 705-685-1409 Toll-free: 1-866-THE-NFSO Niagara College – Special Needs Office Phone: 905-735-2211 Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre Phone: 905-688-3550 Toll-free: 1-800-896-5496 Niagara Rehabilitation Centre Phone: 905-688-2980 Ontario Association for Sign Language Interpreters Phone: 416-499-3869

Sick Kids Phone: 416-813-1500 Schizophrenia Society of Canada Phone: 905-415-2007 Toll-free: 1-888-772-4673 Sickle Cell Association of Ontario Phone: 416-789-2855 Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf Phone: 613-967-2823, Ext. 231 Speaking Differently Corp. Phone: 416-978-6890 Special Needs Opportunity Window (SNOW) Phone: 416-978-4360 Special Skills Dogs of Canada Phone: 905-842-2891 Toll-free: 1-800-768-3030 Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario – Head Office Phone: 416-214-1056 Toll-free: 1-800-387-1575 Spinal Cord Society Canada Phone: 905-271-0589 Spoken Word AudioBooks Phone: 416-368-1027

Ontario Association of the Deaf Toll-free: 1-888-820-0029

Thalassemia Foundation of Canada Phone: 416-242-8425

Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) Phone: 416-657-2267

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) Phone: 416-861-8398 Toll-free: 1-800-361-3120

Industry Canada – Assistive Devices Industry Office Phone: 613-990-4316

Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) Phone: 905-641-8877 Toll-free: 1-800-263-5404

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) Phone: 416-385-0351

Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs Phone: 416-490-8900, Ext. 22

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada – National Office Phone: 905-889-4171 Toll-free: 1-800-668-0274

Ontario Foundation for Visually Impaired Children Phone: 416-767-5977

KidsInNeed Phone: 416-591-1464

Reena Foundation Phone: 905-889-6484 Toll-free: 1-877-324-4114

Transportation Action Now Inc. Phone: 416-425-3463, Ext. 257 Tuberous Sclerosis Canada Sclerose Tubereuse (TSCST) Phone: 905-673-1829 Toll-free: 1-800-347-0252 (The) War Amps – National Headquarters Phone: 613-731-3821 Toll-free: 1-877-NAC-CIPA

Ontario Lupus Association Phone: 905-415-1099 Toll-free: 1-877-240-1099

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Provincial Office

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Phone: 416-344-1000 Toll-free: 1-800-387-0750 World Headache Alliance Phone: 905-333-8185

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AIDS PEI Community Support Group Inc. Phone: 904-566-2437 Toll-free: 1-800-314-2437 (The) Arthritis Society – PEI Division Phone: 902-628-2288 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI Division Phone: 902-566-3034 Canadian Paraplegic Association – PEI Phone: 902-368-3955 Children’s Wish Foundation – PEI Chapter Phone: 902-566-5526 DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) – PEI Phone: 902-566-0475 Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI Phone: 902-892-7441 Kidney Foundation of Canada – PEI Branch Phone: 902-892-9009 Toll-free: 1-877-892-9009 Lupus Society of PEI Phone: 902-892-3875 Multiple Sclerosis – PEI Chapter Phone: 902-892-9402 Notre Dame Place Phone: 902-888-2237 PEI Association for the Hearing Impaired Phone: 902-892-9149 PEI Cerebral Palsy Association Inc. Phone: 902-892-9694 PEI Department of Education – Special Education Phone: 902-368-4717 PEI Human Rights Commission Phone: 902-368-4180 Toll-free: 1-800-237-5031 PEI Wheelchair Sports Association (PEIWSA) Phone: 902-368-4540 Special Olympics PEI Phone: 902-368-8919 Toll-free: 1-800-287-1196 Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of PEI Phone: 902-4569-2149

QUEBEC Access McGill (McGill University) Phone: 514-398-6009 Adaptive Computer Technology (ACT) Centre,Human Resources Development Canada Phone: 819-953-2492 AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) / Sida Benevoles Montreal Phone: 514-527-0928

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Allergy / Asthma Information Association, Quebec Region Phone: 514-694-0679

Association Quebecoise pour Les Enfants Atteints D’Audimutute – AQEA Monter – egie Phone: 450-679-9949

Anputes de Guerre (Les) – Quebec Phone: 514-398-0759 Toll-free: 1-800-250-3030

Association Quebecoise pour Les Enfants Malades du Coeur – Quebec Phone: 418-654-2270

Arc-en-Ciel Phone: 418-285-3847

Association Regionale des Loisirs pour Handicapes de L’Outaouais (ARLHO) Phone: 819-770-3575, Ext. 23

(The) Arthritis Society, Quebec Division Phone: 514-846-8840 Toll-free: 1-800-321-1433 Association de la Fibromyalgie Quebec Phone: 450-582-3075 Association de Paralysie Cerebrale (Estire) Phone: 450-777-2907 Association de Spina – Bifida et D’Hydroencephalie (ASBH) – Quebec Phone: 418-877-1898 Association des Begues du Canada (ABC) Phone: 514-524-8657 Toll-free: 1-877-353-1042 Association des Devenus Sourds et des Malentendants de Quebec – Montreal Phone: 514-278-9633 Association des Jeunes Bergues Du Quebec (AJBQ) Phone: 514-388-8455 Toll-free: 1-800-661-2348 Association des Neurotramatises – Region de I’Outaouais (ANO) Phone: 819-770-8804 Association des Parents D”enfants Handicapees Centre Du Quebec Inc. (APEHCQ) Phone: 819-477-9377 Association des Parents pour La Sante Mentale – St-Laurent – Bordeaux – Cartier Phone: 514-744-5218 Association des Personnes Avec Problemes Auditifs de Laurentides Phone: 450-434-2135 Association des Travailleurs(euses) Accidente(e)s (ATA) Phone: 418-598-9844 Association du Syndrome de Down de L’Estrie Phone: 819-569-8112 Toll-free: 1-877-569-8112 Association Quebecroise de la Fibrose Kystique, Section Montreal Phone: 514-877-6161 Toll-free: 1-800-363-7711 Association Quebecoise de Sports en Fauteuil Roulant (AQSFR) Phone: 514-252-3103 Association Quebecoise des Parents d’Enfants Handicapes Visuels Phone: 450-465-7225 Association Quebecoise des Traumatises Craniens (Laval) Phone: 450-629-9911 Association Quebecoise des Troubles d’Apprentissage (AQETA) Phone: 514-847-1324, Ext. 26

Autisme et Troubles Envahissants du Developpement Montreal Phone: 514-524-6114 Canadian Clearinghouse on Disability Issues Phone: 819-994-7514 Toll-free: 1-800-665-9017 Canadian Hemophilia Society – National Office Phone: 514-848-0503, Ext. 224 Toll-free: 1-800-668-2686 Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Phone: 514-397-6828 Canadian Human Rights Foundation Phone: 514-954-0382 Canadian Mental Health Association – Quebec Division Phone: 514-849-3291 Canadian Sickle Cell Society Phone: 514-735-5109 Canadian Transportation Agency – Accessible Transportation Directorate Phone: 819-997-6828 Toll-free: 1-888-222-2592 Carrefour Adaptation Quebec Phone: 418-522-1251 Centre d’Aide aux Travailleures(euses) Accidente(e)s de Montreal (CATTAM) Phone: 514-529-7942 Centre for the Arts in Human Development – Concordia University Phone: 514-848-8619 Champlain College – St. Lambert Phone: 450-672-7360, Ext. 250 Comite d’Aide aux Femmes Sourdes de Quebec (CAFSQ) Phone: 418-626-9252 Communicaid for Hearing Impaired Persons (CHIP) Phone: 514-482-0500, Ext. 215 COPHAN (Confederation des Organismes de Personnes Handicapees du Quebec) Phone: 514-284-0155 Dawson College – Services for Students with Disabilities Phone: 514-931-8731,Ext. 1211 Diabetic Children’s Foundation / La Foundation Pour enfants diabetiques Phone: 514-731-9683 Federation Quebecoise des Centres de Readaptation en Deficence Intellectuelle Phone: 450-646-7540 Foundation Mira Inc. Phone: 450-795-3725


Foundation for Research into Children’s Diseases Phone: 514-595-5730 Friends for Mental Health / Les Amis de la Sante Mentale Phone: 514-636-6885 Heart and Stoke Foundation of Quebec Phone: 514-871-1551 Toll-free: 1-800-567-8563 Hereditary Tyrosinemia Group of Quebec / Groupe Aid Enfants Tyros. Du Quebec Phone: 418-548-1580

Quebec Association for Community Living Phone: 514-725-7245

Autism Resource Centre Phone: 306-569-0858

Quebec Association of Post – Secondary Disabled Students (AQEIPS) Phone: 514-499-9451

Autism Treatment Services of Saskatchewan, Inc. Phone: 306-665-7013

Quebec Federation for Autism & Other Pervasive Development Disorders (QFAPDD) Phone: 514-270-7386

Cameco MS Neuroscience Research Centre Phone: 306-655-8714

Quebec Federation of the Blind Inc. Phone: 514-484-9232

Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome (CAWS) – Saskatchewan Division Phone: 306-244-6844

Quebec Foundation for the Blind (QFB) Phone: 514-259-9470

Canadian Council of the Blind – Saskatchewan Division Phone: 306-543-8312

IAM Cares / AIM Croit Phone: 514-744-2944

Quebec Lung Association Phone: 514-287-7400 Toll-free: 1-800-295-8111

Ita de la Pocatiere Phone: 418-856-1110, Ext. 352 Toll-free: 1-800-383-6272

Quebec Paraplegic Association Phone: 514-431-7272

Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – North Saskatchewan Phone: 306-242-6502

Quebec Society for Disabled Children / CPE Petites Chenilles Phone: 514-937-6171 Ext. 239

Canadian Deafblind and Rubella Association – Saskatchewan Phone: 306-374-0022

RCL (Quebec) for the Disabled Inc. / RCL (Quebec) pour les Handicapes Inc. Phone: 514-688-3689

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – Regina and District Branch Phone: 306-352-3323 Toll-free: 1-800-565-3323

Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital Phone: 450-688-9550 Kidney Foundation of Canada, National Office Phone: 514-369-4806 Toll-free: 1-800-361-7494 Lachine Community Psychiatric Centre Phone: 514-639-3935

Regroupement des Usagers du Transport Metro (RUTASM) Phone: 819-562-3311

Laurentides Autism Society Phone: 450-569-1794

Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21 Phone: 514-850-0666

Learning Disabilities Association of Quebec – Montreal Phone: 514-482-7196

Sclerodermie Quebec Inc. Phone: 514-990-6789

Lueur du Phare de Lanaudiere (La) Phone: 450-752-4544 Toll-free: 1-800-465-4544 MacKay Centre Phone: 514-482-0500 Maison Emmanuel Phone: 819-322-7014 Montreal Association for the Intellectually Handicapped (MAIH) Phone: 514-381-2307 Montreal Oral School for the Deaf Phone: 514-488-4946 Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities Phone: 514-272-0680 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Quebec Division Phone: 514-849-7591 Toll-free: 1-800-268-7582 Osteoporosis Quebec Phone: 514-369-7845 Toll-free: 1-877-369-7845 Parkinson Foundation of Canada – Quebec Phone: 514-861-4422 Toll-free: 1-800-720-1307 Polio Quebec Association Phone: 514-866-1969 Toll-free: 1-800-263-1969 Public Service Commission of Canada, Recruitment & Assessment Services Branch Toll-free: 1-800-645-5606

Societe Alzheimer Cote-Nord Phone: 418-968-4673 Societe d’Habitation du Quebec Phone: 418-643-7676 Toll-free: 1-800-463-4315 Spinda Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Quebec Phone: 514-340-9019 Toll-free: 1-800-567-1788 Thalidomide victims Association of Canada (TVAC) – Quebec Office Phone: 514-355-0811

Canadian Liver Foundation – Saskatchewan Region Phone: 306-789-1088 Canadian Mental Health Association – Moose Jaw Phone: 306-692-4240 Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatchewan Division Phone: 306-525-5601 Toll-free: 1-800-461-5483 Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) – Saskatchewan Division Phone: 306-525-2571 Toll-free: 1-866-288-8010 Canadian Paraplegic Association (Saskatchewan) Inc. – Regina Office Phone: 306-584-0101

Universite du Quebec Abitibi – Temiscamingue – Services aux Handicapes Phone: 819-762-0971, Ext. 2510

Canadian Paraplegic Association (Saskatchewan) Inc. – Saskatoon Office Phone: 306-652-9644 Toll-free: 1-888-282-0186

West Island Citizen Advocacy Phone: 514-694-5850

Council for Exceptional Children Phone: 306-934-5721

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Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic Phone: 306-352-6221 Toll-free: 1-877-793-3222

AIDS Saskatoon Inc. Phone: 306-242-5005 Toll-free: 1-800-667-6876 Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program Phone: 306-655-1070 Alzheimer Society Saskatchewan Inc. Phone: 306-949-4141 Toll-free: 1-800-263-3667 (The) Arthritis Society – Saskatchewan Phone: 306-244-9922 Arthritis Society of Saskatchewan Phone: 306-565-8731 Toll-free: 1-800-667-0097

DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) – Saskatchewan Inc. Phone: 306-569-0194 Early Childhood Intervention Program Saskatchewan Inc. Phone: 306-955-3344 Epilepsy Saskatoon Phone: 306-665-1939 Hard of Hearing Association – Saskatoon, Inc. Phone: 306-665-2845 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan

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Phone: 306-244-2124 Toll-free: 1-888-473-4636 Huntington Society of Saskatchewan Phone: 306-373-3503 Independent Living Inc. Phone: 306-352-2579 Indian and Metis Disability Outreach Services Phone: 306-244-0174 Kidney Foundation of Canada – Saskatchewan Branch Phone: 306-664-8588, Ext. 22 Kin Enterprise Inc. Phone: 306-953-4120 Kinsmen Foundation Phone: 306-652-2161 Toll-free: 1-877-777-8979 Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan – Provincial Office Phone: 306-652-4114 Lupus Erythematosis Society of Saskatchewan Inc. (LESS) Toll-free: 1-877-566-6123 Multiple Sclerosis of Canada – Saskatchewan Division Phone: 306-522-5600 Toll-free: 1-800-268-7582 Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada (MDAC) – Saskatchewan Chapter Phone: 306-761-2520 Toll-free: 1-800-565-1601

Saskatchewan Association for Community Living Phone: 306-955-3344

Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA) Phone: 306-975-0824

Saskatchewan Deaf Association Phone: 306-374-7646

Saskatoon Amputee Support Group, Inc. Phone: 306-956-7771

Saskatchewan Department of Community Resources & Employment – Community Living Division Phone: 306-694-3568 Saskatchewan First Nations Network on Disabilities Inc. Phone: 306-477-7305 Toll-free: 1-800-315-1215 Saskatchewan Foundation for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Esterhazy Phone: 306-745-6769 Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Education Equity Program Phone: 306-933-8351 Saskatchewan Institute on Community Living Phone: 306-522-0855 Saskatchewan Institute on Prevention of Handicaps Phone: 306-655-2512 Saskatchewan Labour Disabilities Directorate Phone: 306-787-5101 Saskatchewan Learning – Region 3 Phone: 306-787-6073

National Aboriginal Clearing / Connecting House on Disability Issues Phone: 306-477-7300 Toll-free: 1-800-661-0766

Saskatchewan Learning – Region 4 Phone: 306-933-5033

Neurofibromatosis Association of Saskatchewan Inc. Phone: 306-384-3540

Saskatchewan Learning Special Education: Region 2 Phone: 306-778-8251

North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Phone: 306-665-5508

Saskatchewan Lung Association Phone: 306-343-9511 Toll-free: 1-800-667-5864

PASE (Parents All Support and Empowerment) Project Phone: 306-652-9111

Saskatchewan Office of Disability Issues Phone: 306-787-7283 Toll-free: 1-877-915-7468

Pasquia Pro-Life Phone: 306-862-2338

Saskatchewan Parkinson’s Disease Foundation Phone: 306-477-4242

Persons Living with AIDS (PLWA) Network of Saskatchewan, Inc. Phone: 306-373-7766 Toll-free: 1-800-226-0944 Physical Activity for Active Living Phone: 306-966-1003 Praire Assistance Dogs Inc. Phone: 306-543-7237 Public Service Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan District Phone: 306-780-5720 Toll-free: 1-888-645-5605 Saskatchewan A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf Phone: 306-242-7289 Saskatchewan Abilities Council Phone: 306-374-4448 GERARd 2012-2013 edition

Saskatchewan Learning – Region 6 Phone: 306-446-7436

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) Inc. Phone: 306-780-9231 Toll-free: 1-800-563-2555 Saskatchewan Society for Autism Inc. Phone: 306-586-4615 Saskatchewan Stuttering Association Phone: 306-949-0142 Saskatchewan Transportation Company – Services to People with Disabilities Phone: 306-787-3340 Toll-free: 1-800-663-7181 Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc. Phone: 306-569-3111 Toll-free: 1-877-569-3111

Saskatoon Association for Community Living Phone: 306-652-9111 Saskatoon Special Olympics Society Phone: 306-934-2402 Saskatoon Stoke Recovery Association Phone: 306-374-6662 SASKI – Saskatchewan Skiing for the Disabled Phone: 306-374-7745 Schizophrenia Society of Saskatchewan Inc. Phone: 306-584-2620 SEATCHs (Saskatoon Employment Access Resource Centre for Human Services) Phone: 306-343-3463 South West Home for the Handicapped Phone: 306-773-7765 Special Interest Co-Op Phone: 306-949-9194 Spina Bifida Association of Saskatchewan Phone: 306-545-8261 Toll-free: 1-800-565-9488 Swift Current HIROS – Therapeutic Riding Association Phone: 306-587-2313 The Elk’s Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC) Phone: 306-655-1320 University of Regina – Disability Resource office Phone: 306-585-4631 University of Saskatchewan – Disability Services for Students Phone: 306-966-5673 Voyageur Club of Saskatoon, Inc. Phone: 306-653-0514 Yail Harbour Inc. Phone: 306-783-1522

YUKON TERRITORY Blood Ties Four Directions Centre Society Phone: 867-633-2437 Toll-free: 1-877-333-2447 Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Whitehorse Branch Phone: 867-633-7530 Canadian Mental Health Association – Yukon Division Phone: 867-668-8812 Challenge Community Vocational Alternatives (CVA) Phone: 867-668-4421 Child Development Centre Phone: 867-456-8182 Toll-free: 1-888-291-KIDS Freedom Trails Therapeutic Riding Association Phone: 867-633-5911


Government of Yukon – Health and Social Services Phone: 867-667-3657 Toll-free: 1-800-661-0408

Teegatha’ oh Zheh Phone: 867-668-4787

Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon Territory Phone: 867-668-5167

Yukon College Learning Centre Phone: 867-668-8785

Public Service Commission, Yukon – Service to Persons with Disabilities Phone: 867-667-3900

Yukon Association for Community Living Phone: 867-667-4606

Yukon Department of Education – Special Programs Phone: 867-667-5986 Yukon Human Rights Commission Phone: 867-667-6226

Yukon Council on Aging Phone: 867-668-3383

Yukon MS Association Phone: 867-633-4151

Yukon Council On Disability Phone: 867-668-6703

Yukon Special Olympics Phone: 867-668-6511

Websites by Province English

ALBERTA Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities http://www.accd.net/ Actively supports and promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities to determine their own destinies. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities Alberta Workers’ Health Centre http://www.workershealthcentre.ca/ Provides information, resources and advice to make your workplace safer. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Workers/Health Centre Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities http://www.accd.net Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities Alberta Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities http://www.premierscouncil.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Alberta Transportation – Advisory Committee on Barrier – Free Transportation http://www.trans.gov.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Transportation – Advisory Committee on Barrier-Free Transportation Western Guide & Assistance Dog Society http://www.guidedog.ca Currently the website only describes the organization’s Guide Dog program for blind individuals; however, they are working on

adding their new name and introducing their new services on the website. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Western Guide & Assistance Dog Society Act Library http://www.calcna.ab.ca/actlibrary/index. html A partnership between three local organizations; the Accessible Housing Society, the Canadian Paraplegic Association and the Technical Resource Center. The purpose of the ACT Library is to allow on-line access to their library collections. Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Act Library Alberta Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ACRID) http://www.acrid.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (ACRID) Alberta College of Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) http://www.acslpa.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) Materials Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired http://www.lrc.learning.gov.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Materials Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired Education and Research Alberta Association for Adult Literacy (AAAL) http://www.nald.ca/aaal.htm Ensures that all adult Albertans have the literacy skills they need to lead satisfying and productive lives in their communities. Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Association for Adult Literacy (AAAL)

DO-IT Canada http://www.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca/doitcan/ DO-IT Canada is the initiative of Michael Schwake. He is recruiting Canadian partners for the DO-IT program, an adaptive education program for students with disabilities. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: DO-IT Canada Alberta Literacy Foundation http://www.ablf.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Literacy Foundation Literacy Alberta Society http://www.literacyalberta.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Literacy Alberta Society Literacy Help Line of Alberta http://www.literacyalberta.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Literacy Help Line of Alberta Materials Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired http://www.lrc.learning.gov.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Materials Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired Mount Royal College – Disabilities Services http://www.mtroyal.ab.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Mount Royal College – Disabilities Services University of Calgary – Disability Resource Centre http://www.ucalgary.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: University of Calgary – Disability Resource Centre Alberta Injured Workers’ Society http://aiws.sphosting.com/

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The AIWS is a registered (1984) non-profit organization based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are committed to aiding injured workers in pursuit of their rightful Workers’ Compensation benefits. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Injured Workers / Society Alberta Injured Workers Society http://aiws.sphosting.com Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Injured Workers Society Alberta Workers’ Health Centre http://www.workershealthcentre.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Workers’ Health Centre Chrysalis – An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities http://www.chrysalis.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Chrysalis - An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities Chrysalis – An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities (Calgary Office) http://www.chrysalis.ab.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Chrysalis – An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities (Calgary Office) EmployAbilities http://www.employabilities.ab.ca EmployAbilities? mission is to promote and enhance employment and learning opportunities for persons with physical disabilities. This site is about helping people with physical disabilities find work. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: EmployAbilities http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca Calendar of events, full access to all program information, including summer camp program. Stony Plain, Alberta Website maintained by: Rehoboth Christian Ministries Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Calgary http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Calgary Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Coaldale http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca Coaldale, Alberta Website maintained by: Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Coaldale Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Grande Prairie http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca Grande Prairie, Alberta Website maintained by: Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Grande Prairie Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Three Hills http://www.rehoboth.ab.ca Three Hills, Alberta Website maintained by: Rehoboth Christian Ministries – Three Hills

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Workers’ Compensation Board – Alberta Provincial Office http://www.wcb.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Workers’ Compensation Board –Alberta Provincial Office Alberta Advantage http://www.gov.ab.ca/ Alberta government home page. Useful search function allows users to search documents and departments by keywords. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Advantage Alberta Centre for Active Living http://www.centre4activeliving.ca Provides health promotion, active living and well-being information, research, education and networking opportunities for practitioners in Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Centre for Active Living Medexplorer http://www.medexplorer.com Health and medical information centre and online pharmacy. Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Medexplorer Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association http://www.ascha.com Visit the Provincial Seniors Housing Registry or gather beneficial information. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Senior Citizens Housing Association Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Edmonton Branch Office http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) –Edmonton Branch Office Aboriginal Employment Links http://www.bcaafc.com/links.html

BRITISH COLUMBIA

The British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Aboriginal Employment Links website posts links about upcoming conferences, different centres and various organizations relating to Aboriginal employment. Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: Aboriginal Employment Links BC Human Rights Commission http://www.bchrcoalition.org/ With a mandate to investigate and mediate complaints of discrimination, to educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code and to promote understanding and compliance with the Code this is a good source of information. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Commission

BC Human Rights Coalition http://www.bchrcoalition.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Coalition BC Human Rights Tribunal http://www.bchrt.bc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Tribunal British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) http://www.bcands.bc.ca Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) http://www.bccpd.bc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) Canadian Disabled Individuals Association (CDIA) http://www.disabledindividuals.ca This website’s purpose is to educate our own population about what’s available to create a better quality of life and to help us be better self-advocates. It is a window to a world that not all of us can reach. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Canadian Disabled Individuals Association (CDIA) Law Society of British Columbia – Equity and Diversity Committee http://www.lawsociety.bc.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Law Society of British Columbia – Equity and Diversity Committee Pro-Life Society of British Columbia http://www.prolifebc.ca Abbotsford, British Columbia Website maintained by: Pro-Life Society of British Columbia SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) http://www.sparc.bc.ca/parking-permit Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) Communication BC Aphasia Centre http://www.bcaphasia.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Aphasia Centre BC Aphasia Centre http://www.bcaphasia.org Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Aphasia Centre British Columbia Association of People Who Stutter (BCAPS) http://www.bcaps.bc.ca White Rock, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Association of People Who Stutter (BCAPS) British Columbia College and helping people


secure a career in agriculture. Abbotsford, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Agricultural Labour Pool British Columbia WorkinfoNET – BCWIN http://www.workinfonet.bc.ca/ Provides on-line labour market and career information accessible to those living in or near British Columbia. White Rock, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia WorkinfoNET – BCWIN Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/sdd-dds/ odi/content/eapd.shtml Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) THEO BC – Kamloops Campus http://www.theobc.org Kamloops, British Columbia Website maintained by: THEO BC – Kamloops Campus THEO BC – Vancouver Campus http://www.theobc.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: THEO BC – Vancouver Campus THEO BC – Vernon Campus http://www.theobc.org Vernon, British Columbia Website maintained by: THEO BC – Vernon Campus Tuberculosis and Chest Disabled Veterans’ Association (TB Vets) http://www.tbvets.org Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: Tuberculosis and Chest Disabled Veterans’ Association (TB Vets) Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing http://www.widhh.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia – Provincial Office http://www.WorkSafeBC.com WorkSafeBC is an online resource site providing access to the law, policy, forms and information regarding workers’ compensation, accident prevention and other information for workers, employers and those interested in accident prevention and return-to-work of injured workers. Individual claimants may track claim information and access reports or research on workers’ compensation issues. Richmond, British Columbia Website maintained by: Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia – Provincial Office WorkSafeBC – Victoria Office http://www.worksafebc.com Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: WorkSafeBC

Family Life Kenneth Gordon School http://www.kennethgordon.bc.ca/ An elementary school operated by the Society for the Education of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities, for children with dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities. Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: Kenneth Gordon School

Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education http://www.purposesociety.org New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education SNAP Services and Information http://www.snap.bc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: SNAP Services and Information

BC Family Hearing Resource Centre http://www.bcfamilyhearing.com Describes a provincial program for families of children who are gard of hearing. Surrey, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Family Hearing Resource Centre

Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC) http://www.bcchildrens.ca/sherc Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC)

Canadian Council for Exceptional Children http://canadian.cec.sped.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Canadian Council for Exceptional Children

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children http://www.bcchildrens.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – Youth Health Program http://www.youthhealth.ca Provides information, resources, services, links for youth with chronic health conditions, their family members and health care providers. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – Youth Health Program

Western Society for Children http://www.wsforchildren.org New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Western Society

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – BC/Yukon http://www.childrenswish.ca Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – BC/Yukon Chapter Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia http://www.deafchildren.bc.ca Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: Deaf Children’s Society of British Columbia Family Network for Deaf Children http://www.fndc.ca Offers community events, workshops, children’s programs, youth leadership training. Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: Family Network for Deaf Children Family Support Institute – British Columbia http://www.familysupportbc.com New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Family Support Institute – British Columbia Infant Development Program of British Columbia http://www.idpofbc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Infant Development Program of British Columbia Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education http://www.purposesociety.org New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education

Health Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome http://www.asantecentre.org Maple Ridge, British Columbia Website maintained by: Asante Centre for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome BC Disability Sports http://www.disabilitysport.org Surrey, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Disability Sports Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – Youth Health Program http://www.youthhealth.ca Provides information, resources, services, links for youth with chronic health conditions, their family members and health care providers. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC – Youth Health Program FAS/E Support Network of British Columbia http://www.fetalalcohol.com Surrey, British Columbia Website maintained by: FAS/E Support Network of British Columbia FAS/E Support Network of British Columbia http://www.fetalalcohol.com Langley, British Columbia Website maintained by: FAS/E Support Network of British Columbia G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre http://www.vch.ca/hs_rehab/health_services_gfs_rehab.htm Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education http://www.purposesociety.org 2012-2013 edition GERARd


New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Purpose Initiative for Conductive Education

Housing BC Housing http://www.bchousing.org Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Housing Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia – New Westminster http://www.intergate.ca/business/cheshire New Westminster, British Columbia Website maintained by: Cheshire Homes Society of British Columbia – New Westminster

MANITOBA Independent Living Resource Centre http://www.ilrc.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre Manitoba Human Rights Commission http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc/ Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission Manitoba Human Rights Commission – Brandon Office http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc Brandon, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission – Brandon Office Manitoba Human Rights Commission – The Pas Office http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc The Pas, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission – The Pas Office Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPH) – Central Branch http://www.mlpd.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPH) – Central Branch Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. http://www.smd.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc.

Communication Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – Manitoba Chapter http://www.chha-mb.ca CHHA Manitoba Chapter developed its web site to help hard of hearing people find the information they need to live successfully with hearing loss. As an organization committed to the education and support of the hard of hearing, our site includes information addressing many aspects of hearing loss, as well as details about chapter advocacy activities and local support groups. Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Website maintained by: Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) – Manitoba Deaf Centre Manitoba (Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf) http://www.deafmanitoba.net Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Deaf Centre Manitoba (Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf) Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association http://www.msha.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association SMD Self-Help Clearinghouse http://www.smd-clearinghouse.com Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: SMD Self-Help Clearinghouse

Education and Research Keewatin Community College – Services to Students with Disabilities http://www.keewatincc.mb.ca The Pas, Manitoba Website maintained by: Keewatin Community College – Services to Students with Disabilities Learning Disabilities Association Manitoba (LDA MB) http://www.ldamanitoba.org Website features upcoming events and workshops/courses, as well as articles on learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders for parents, adults and professionals. Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association Manitoba (LDA MB) Literacy Partners of Manitoba http://www.mb.literacy.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Literacy Partners of Manitoba Manitoba School for the Deaf http://www.msd.winnipeg.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba School for the Deaf Red River College – Counselling & Disability Services, Student Support Svc. http://www.rrc.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Red River College – Counselling & Disability Services, Student Support Svc.

Employment Disabilities Issues Office – Government of Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/dio/english/index. html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Disabilities Issues Office – Government of Manitoba Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/sdd-dds/ odi/content/eapd.shtml

Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) L’Arche Winnipeg, Inc. http://www.larchewinnipeg.org Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: L’Arche Winnipeg, Inc. Public Service Commission, Manitoba – Services to Persons with Disabilities http://www.gov.mb.ca/dio/english/index. html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Public Service Commission, Manitoba – Services to Persons with Disabilities Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba – Provincial Office http://www.wcb.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba – Provincial Office

Family Life Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Chapter http://www.childrenswish.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Chapter Continuity Care Inc. http://www.continuitycare.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Continuity Care Inc. LiNKd Project http://www.linkd.org Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: LiNKd Project Macdonald Youth Services http://www.mys.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Macdonald Youth Services Rehabilitation Centre for Children http://www.linkd.org/rcc/index.html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Rehabilitation Centre for Children St. Amant http://www.stamant.mb.ca Information on St. Amant and its programming, as well as information on the St. Amant Foundation and a family group, the St. Amant Association Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: St. Amant

Government Issues Disabilities Issues Office – Government of Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/dio/english/index. html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Disabilities Issues Office – Government of Manitoba Public Service Commission, Manitoba – Services to Persons with Disabilities


http://www.gov.mb.ca/dio/english/index. html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Public Service Commission, Manitoba – Services to Persons with Disabilities

Health Rehabilitation Centre for Children http://www.linkd.org/rcc/index.html Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Rehabilitation Centre

Housing Deaf Centre Manitoba (Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf) http://www.deafmanitoba.net Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Deaf Centre Manitoba (Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf) St. Amant http://www.stamant.mb.ca Information on St. Amant and its programming, as well as information on the St. Amant Foundation and a family group, the St. Amant Association Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: St. Amant Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. http://www.tenten.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Ten Ten Sinclair Housing Inc. Fredericton http://www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/e/index.htm This government website provides information for employers, educators and the general public about the NB Human Rights Act and about equality, discrimination and harassment in New Brunswick. Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Fredericton Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons http://www.gnb.ca/0048 Website includes a variety of directories, guides and other resource material for persons with disabilities. Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB)

Website maintained by: Fédération d ’Alphabétisation du Nouveau-Brunswick Laubach Literacy New Brunswick http://www.nald.ca/llnb.htm Moncton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Laubach Literacy New Brunswick Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick – Provincial Office http://www.nald.ca/ldanb.htm Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick – Provincial Office Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. http://www.nb.literacy.ca Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. Literacy New Brunswick Inc. http://www.gov.nb.ca/ael/literacy/english/ index.htm Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Literacy New Brunswick Inc. New Brunswick Community College – College Support Team http://www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca Saint John, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Community College - College Support Team

Employment Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/sdd-dds/ odi/content/eapd.shtml Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Public Service Commission, New Brunswick http://jobs.gc.ca Moncton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Public Service Commission, New Brunswick

Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/nlhra Explores various aspects of human rights, e.g. rights of child, racism and discrimination. St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: NewfoundlandLabrador Human Rights Association People First of Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.homestead.com/PeopleFirst/ GailStCroix.html St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: People First of Newfoundland and Labrador

Education and Research College of the North Atlantic – Disability Services http://www.cna.nl.ca/StudentServices/disabilityservices.asp Placentia, Newfoundland Website maintained by: College of the North Atlantic – Disability Services Laubach Literacy Council of Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.nald.ca/nlllc.htm Corner Brook, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Laubach Literacy Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. http://www.nald.ca/ldanl St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.literacynl.com St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador

Family Life

Newfoundland and Labrador Literacy Development Council http://www.nald.ca/nfldlit.htm St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Newfoundland and Labrador Literacy Development Council

Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – New Brunswick Chapter http://www.childrenswish.ca Saint John, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada - New Brunswick Chapter

Newfoundland and Labrador Student Support Services http://www.gov.nf.ca/edu St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Newfoundland and Labrador Student Support Services

Public Service Commission, New Brunswick http://jobs.gc.ca Moncton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Public Service Commission, New Brunswick

Newfoundland School for the Deaf http://www.nsd.nf.ca This site contains information on the school itself, a list of Deaf-related resources, a link list of sites for the Deaf community, a Quicktime movie introduction in ASL, e-mail addresses for teachers, and information on the residence program and the Home Centered Parent Program. St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Newfoundland School for the Deaf

Education and Research

Health

Fédération d’Alphabétisation du NouveauBrunswick http://www.bdaa.ca/fanb/ Includes information about litercy. Bathurst, New Brunswick

Father J. Angus MacDonald Centre http://www.nsnet.org/nb/macdonald Moncton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Father J. Angus MacDonald Ce

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Employment Employability Equity and Strategic Initiatives Division, Treasury Board http://www.gov.nl.ca/openingdoors Information, job postings and publications. St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Employability Equity and Strategic Initiatives Division, Treasury Board Public Service Commission of Canada – Newfoundland & Labrador District Office http://www.jobs.gc.ca The PSC of Canada web site offers access to a national listing of external employment opportunities within the federal government of Canada, as well as information on the various programs and services offered by the PSC (including 3 student employment programs). St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Public Service Commission of Canada – Newfoundland & Labrador District Office Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission http://www.whscc/nf.ca St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter http://www.childrenswish.ca St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter

Government Issues Public Service Commission of Canada – Newfoundland & Labrador District Office http://www.jobs.gc.ca The PSC of Canada web site offers access to a national listing of external employment opportunities within the federal government of Canada, as well as information on the various programs and services offered by the PSC (including 3 student employment programs). St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Public Service Commission of Canada – Newfoundland & Labrador District Office Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force http://www.healingournations.ca Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia (DAANS) http://www.daans.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia (DAANS) Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission http://www.gov.ns.ca/disa Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights/

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO) http://www.nsnet.org/leo Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO) Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) http://accessawareness.nsnet.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) reachAbility http://www.reachability.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: reachAbility

Équipe d’Alphabétisation Nouvelle-Écosse http://www.nald.ca/eane Tusket, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Équipe d’Alphabétisation Nouvelle-Écosse Laubach Literacy of Canada – Nova Scotia http://www.nald.ca/llc-ns/index.htm Gardiner Mines, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Laubach Literacy of Canada – Nova Scotia Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS) – Prov. Office http://ldans.nsnet.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS) – Prov. Office

Communication

Literacy Nova Scotia http://www.nald.ca/literacyns Truro, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Literacy Nova Scotia

Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS) http://www.shans.ca Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS)

Nova Scotia Centre on Aging http://www.msvu.ca/nsca/index.asp Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Centre on Aging

Education and Research Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) http://www.apsea.ca/index.htm This site has information on Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, and Services for Visually Impaired Students. The APSEA Library, Addresses & Contacts, News & Upcoming Events, the Parent Association, The Sign Communication Proficiency Interview Workshop, The Canadian Vision Teachers Conference ‘99, APSEA Materials for Sale, Employment Opportunities at APSEA, Summer Programs, The Nova Scotia Summer Institute/Workshop, Courses, and Links to Other Related websites. APSEA is an interprovincial co-operative agency that provides educational services, programs and opportunities for people from birth to 21 years old who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA) Atlantic Centre of Research, Access and Support for Students with Disabilities http://www.stmarys.ca/administration/studentservices/atlcentr Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Atlantic Centre of Research, Access and Support for Students with Disabilities Attention Deficit Association of Nova Scotia http://www.adans.ns.ca Listings of Nova Scotia support groups, message board, resources available through the organization’s library, and two resource packages - 1 for high school students with AD/HD and one for adults. Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Attention Deficit Association of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Department of Education – Student Services http://www.ednet.ns.ca/ Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Department of Education – Student Services

Employment L’Arche Cape Breton http://www.larchecapebreton.org Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: L’Arche Cape Breton Mental Health Self Employment Opportunities (MHSEO) http://www.nnhm.on.ca Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Mental Health Self Employment Opportunities (MHSEO) Public Service Commission http://www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca/halifax/index_e.htm Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Public Service Commission Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia http://www.wcb.ns.ca This virtual office of the WCB of Nova Scotia contains workplace accident insurance information for employers and workers, and also contains information about legislation, policies and WCB programs. Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia WORKink Nova Scotia http://www.ns.workink.com North Sydney, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: WORKink Nova Scotia


Family Life Child Care Connection Nova Scotia (CCCNS) http://home.istar.ca/~cccns/ Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Child Care Connection Nova Scotia (CCCNS) Caregivers Nova Scotia http://www.caregiversns.org Resources for beginning and experienced caregivers including chat room, library and listings of special events. Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Caregivers Nova Scotia Lifetime Ability Networks of Nova Scotia http://www.nsnet.org/lanns Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Lifetime Ability Networks of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Centre on Aging http://www.msvu.ca/nsca/index.asp Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Centre on Aging

Government Issues Public Service Commission http://www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca/halifax/index_e.htm Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Public Service Commission

Health Advocate Online http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/4357/ Fall River, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Advocate Online Caregivers Nova Scotia http://www.caregiversns.org Resources for beginning and experienced caregivers including chat room, library and listings of special events. Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Caregivers Nova Scotia Homes for Independent Living (Nova Scotia) http://www.nsnet.org/hil Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Homes for Independent Living (Nova Scotia) Nova Scotia Centre on Aging http://www.msvu.ca/nsca/index.asp Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Centre on Aging Self-Help Connection http://www.selfhelpconnection.ca Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Self-Help Connection

Housing Homes for Independent Living (Nova Scotia) http://www.nsnet.org/hil

Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Homes for Independent Living (Nova Scotia) PEI Council of the Disabled http://www.peicod.pe.ca/ Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Council of the Disabled PEI Human Rights Commission http://www.gov.pe.ca/humanrights/index. php3?number=1005906&lang=E Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Human Rights Commission

Education and Research PEI Literacy Alliance http://www.pei.literacy.ca/contact.htm Promotes awareness of literacy activities and concerns within PEI and across Canada. There is information on Project L.O.V.E., The movement for Canadian Literacy, Human Resources Development Canada. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Literacy Alliance University of Prince Edward Island http://www.upei.ca Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: University of Prince Edward Island – Access-Ability Committee

Employment

Government Issues PEI Disability Support Program http://www.gov.pe.ca/hss/peidsp/ Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Disability Support Program PEI Ministry of Health http://www.gov.pe.ca/health/index.php3 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Ministry of Health Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission – Regina Office http://www.gov.sk.ca/shrc Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission – Regina Office Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc. http://www.saskvoice.com Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc.

Education and Research Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan – Provincial Office http://www.ldas.org Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan – Provincial Office

PEI Council of the Disabled http://www.peicod.pe.ca/ Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Council of the Disabled

Sask. Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Education Equity Program http://www.siast.sk.ca Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Sask. Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Education Equity Program

Workers’ Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island http://www.scp.be.ca Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: Workers’ Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

University of Regina – Disability Resource Office http://www.uregina.ca/specialneeds/guide Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: University of Regina – Disability Resource Office

Family Life

University of Saskatchewan – Disability Services for Students http://www.usask.ca/sas/ssd Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: University of Saskatchewan - Disability Services for Students

Children’s Wish Foundation – PEI Chapter http://www.childrenswish.ca/provincial/pei/ index.php Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation – PEI Chapter Easter Seal Society of PEI http://www.eastersealspei.com Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: Easter Seal Society of PEI

Finances Income Security Programs – PEI Region http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca./isp/cpp/disabi_e.shtml Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: Income Security Programs – PEI Region

Employment Public Service Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan District http://jobs.gc.ca Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Public Service Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan District Saskatchewan Abilities Council - Regina http://www.abilitiescouncil.sk.ca Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Abilities Council – Regina Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC)

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http://www.sarcsarcan.ca This website is filled with information on SARC and the services it provides to its members across Saskatchewan, including lobbying, policy development and education programs. There is also information on the many services SARC’s members provide to individuals with disabilities. In the SARCAN pages, you can access depot locations and hours of operation. You can also find the answers to some of SARCAN’s most frequently asked questions, including deposit refunds, depot guidelines and the recycling process. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board http://www.wcbsask.com Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board

Family life Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Saskatchewan Chapter http://www.childrenswish.ca/provincial/saskatchewan/index.php Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Saskatchewan Early Childhood Intervention Program Saskatchewan Inc. http://www.sacl.org/advocacy/earlychildhood.htm Information on services and program locations. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Early Childhood Intervention Program Saskatchewan Inc. The Elk’s Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC) http://www.usask.ca/healthsci/sparc Offers a description of the program and other services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: The Elk’s Saskatchewan Pediatric Auditory Rehabilitation Centre (SPARC)

Finances Kinsmen Foundation http://www.telemiracle.com Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Kinsmen Foundation

Government Issues Public Service Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan District http://jobs.gc.ca Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Public Service Commission of Canada – Saskatchewan District Saskatchewan Office of Disability Issues http://www.gov.sk.ca/odi Regina, Saskatchewan

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Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Office of Disability Issues

Health Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC) http://www.sdh.sk.ca/hsurc/ HSURC is an arms-length, government-funded agency with a mandate to assess Saskatchewan’s health system and make recommendations for evidence-based change. HSURC is also the Provincial Health Research Granting Agency. There are links to related sites available, as well as a newsletter, and information Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Health Services Utilization and Research Commission (HSURC)

Housing Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety http://www.cps.gov.sk.ca/safety/building Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Corrections and Public Safety Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability http://www.getactivenow.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities http://www.archlegalclinic.ca Contains information on legal issues affecting persons with disabilities. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities Ethno Racial People with Disability Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) http://www.ryerson.ca/erdco The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of the needs and concerns of ethno racial people with disabilities. This website mostly contains a discussion of their own projects - for example, a human rights booklet and education project, Violence Against Women with Disabilities Prevention Education Program publications, Including Us , We Are Visible Ethno Racial Women on Health Care . There is a statistics page on ethno-racial people with disabilities. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ethno Racial People with Disability Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) Family Alliance Ontario http://www.family-alliance.com Membership and Alliance information. An interesting Forum section. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Family Alliance Ontario HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) http://www.halco.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario)

Independent Living Centre of Kingston http://www.ilckingston.com Kingston, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Centre of Kingston Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee http://www.odacommittee.net Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee Ontario Human Rights Commission http://www.ohrc.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Human Rights Commission Ontario Literacy Coalition http://www.on.literacy.ca/ Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Literacy Coalition Ontario Native Literacy Coalition http://www.onlconline.com/ Owen Sound, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Native Literacy

Canada Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability http://www.getactivenow.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability CMCS http://www.cmcs.on.ca Ajax, Ontario Website maintained by: CMCS

Communication Algoma District Information Network http://www.adin.org/ The Algoma District Information Network (ADIN) is a website dedicated to the provision of comprehensive information about the District of Algoma. The focus is on career and labour market information. Available to anyone via the Internet, the information is assembled to help people quickly and easily access information that helps users make informed decisions regarding employment, career planning, education and retraining. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Website maintained by: Algoma District Information Network Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders http://www.oafccd.com Tillsonburg, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters http://www.terpsnet.com/oasli Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters


Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters http://www.oasli.on.ca Milton, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters Ontario Interpreter Services (OIS) http://www.chs.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Interpreter Services (OIS) Self-Help Resource Centre of Greater Toronto http://www.selfhelp.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Self-Help Resource Centre of Greater Toronto Stuttering Centre http://www.speechfoundation.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Stuttering Centre

Education and Research Algonquin College Centre for Students with Disabilities http://www.algonquincollege.com/csd/ The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) provides educational support services to students with disabilities applying to or attending Algonquin College. Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Algonquin College Centre for Students with Disabilities Centre AlphaPlus Centre http://www.alphaplus.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Centre AlphaPlus Centre Community Literacy of Ontario http://www.nald.ca/clo.htm Barrie, Ontario Website maintained by: Community Literacy of Ontario Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services http://homepages.cambrianc.on.ca/snrrc/ Sudbury, Ontario Website maintained by: Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services GOAL: Ontario Literacy for Deaf People http://www.deafliteracy.ca Mississauga, Ontario Website maintained by: GOAL: Ontario Literacy for Deaf People Laubach Literacy Ontario http://www.laubach-on.ca Waterloo, Ontario Website maintained by: Laubach Literacy Ontario Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – Provincial Office http://www.ldao.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario – Provincial Office Northern College, Timmins Campus – Services to Students with Disabilities

http://www.northernc.on.ca Website maintained by: Northern College, Timmins Campus – Services to Students with Disabilities Ontario Literacy Coalition http://www.on.literacy.ca/ Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Literacy Coalition Ontario Native Literacy Coalition http://www.onlconline.com/ Owen Sound, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Native Literacy Coalition Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) http://www.onf.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium http://www.assistivex.com Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium Redeemer University College – Services to Students with Disabilities http://www.redeemer.ca Ancaster, Ontario Website maintained by: Redeemer University College – Services to Students with Disabilities York University, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Office http://edu.yorku.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: York University, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Office

Employment Algoma District Information Network http://www.adin.org/ The Algoma District Information Network (ADIN) is a website dedicated to the provision of comprehensive information about the District of Algoma. The focus is on career and labour market information. Available to anyone via the Internet, the information is assembled to help people quickly and easily access information that helps users make informed decisions regarding employment, career planning, education and retraining. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Website maintained by: Algoma District Information Network Equal Opportunity http://www.equalopportunity.on.ca/ There is employer information, information for employees and job seekers with disabilities. This site is a key component of the Ontario government’s equal opportunity plan, which encourages everyone (employers, employees, and government) to work in partnership to build workplaces where merit is the basis for employment decisions. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Equal Opportunity

Work Info Net (WIN) http://workinfonet.ca/cwn/english/main_ e.cfm WIN is an Internet directory that provides useful information on different aspects of the labour market. Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Work Info Net (WIN) Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/sdd-dds/ odi/content/eapd.shtml Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services http://homepages.cambrianc.on.ca/snrrc/ Sudbury, Ontario Website maintained by: Glenn Crombie Centre for Disability Services Industrial Accident Prevention Association – Head Office http://www.iapa.on.ca Mississauga, Ontario Website maintained by: Industrial Accident Prevention Association - Head Office Industrial Accident Prevention Association – Rexdale Regional Office http://www.iapa.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Industrial Accident Prevention Association – Rexdale Regional Office Northern Lights Canada http://www.northernlightscanada.ca Identifies different services offered by the organization, along with links to employment services. Minden, Ontario Website maintained by: Northern Lights Canada Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses http://www.icomm.ca/ocab Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses Ontario March of Dimes – Chatham http://www.dimes.on.ca Includes information on all of the organization’s programs and services, disability issues, volunteer opportunities, events, awards, and ways to give. Chatham, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario March of Dimes – Chatham Ontario March of Dimes - Oshawa http://www.dimes.on.ca Includes information on all of the organization’s programs and services, disability issues, volunteer opportunities, events, awards, and ways to give. Oshawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario March of Dimes – Oshawa Ontario March of Dimes – Ottawa http://www.dimes.on.ca Includes information on all of the organiza

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Ontario March of Dimes – Simcoe http://www.dimes.on.ca Includes information on all of the organization’s programs and services, disability issues, volunteer opportunities, events, awards, and ways to give. Simcoe, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario March of Dimes – Simcoe Ontario March of Dimes – Windsor http://www.dimes.on.ca Includes information on all of the organization’s programs and services, disability issues, volunteer opportunities, events, awards, and ways to give. Windsor, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario March of Dimes – Windsor Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTeP) http://onestep.on.ca/ Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (ONESTeP) Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups http://www.oniwg.on.ca Hamilton, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal http://www.wsiat.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Ottawa Office http://www.wsib.on.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Ottawa Office Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Provincial Office http://www.wsib.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – Provincial Office

Family Life Aurora Highview Community Millennium Project http://www.aci.on.ca/ahcmp/ This is the website of a project to create a uniquely designed, barrier-free public play structure that serves York Region (Ontario) and beyond, providing challenging play opportunities for all children, including those with special needs. Aurora, Ontario Website maintained by: Aurora Highview Community Millennium Project Education Wife Assault http://www.womanabuseprevention.com Includes a free searchable directory of services for abused women with disabilities in seven cities in Ontario, with names and locations of

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organizations, listings of services and type of access for women with disabilities. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Education Wife Assault Bloorview Kids Rehab http://www.bloorview.ca Includes full service information, with information for families and clients. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Bloorview Kids Rehab Children’s Heart Association for Support and Education http://www.angelfire.com/on/chase Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Children’s Heart Association for Support and Education Children’s Mental Health Ontario http://www.cmho.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Children’s Mental Health Ontario Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Ontario http://www.childrenswish.ca Pickering, Ontario Website maintained by: Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – Ontario Easter Seal Society – Ontario http://www.easterseals.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Easter Seal Society – Ontario Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders http://www.oafccd.com Tillsonburg, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders Reach for the Rainbow http://www.reach.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Reach for the Rainbow

Finances Assistive Devices and Home Oxygen Programs, Ministry of Health and LTC http://www.gov.on.ca/health Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Assistive Devices and Home Oxygen Programs, Ministry of Health and LTC Ontario Mental Health Foundation http://www.omhf.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Mental Health Foundation

Government Issues Equal Opportunity http://www.equalopportunity.on.ca/ There is employer information, information for employees and job seekers with disabilities. This site is a key component of

the Ontario government’s equal opportunity plan, which encourages everyone (employers, employees, and government) to work in partnership to build workplaces where merit is the basis for employment decisions. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Equal Opportunity Accessibility Directorate of Ontario http://www.cfcs.gov.on.ca/accessibility/index.html Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario Accessibility Directorate http://www.equalopportunity.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Accessibility Directorate

Health McCurdy Products http://www.web.net/freedex Freedex: a fun, safe, recumbent, trike (junior and senior). Easy access for independence. Solid drives to multispeeds and including exclusive training drive system. Everyone should have a chance to have a REAL cycle! Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: McCurdy Products Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability – Ontario http://www.ala.on.ca An online database of inclusive active living opportunities offered across Ontario - a onestop shop of online active living information for people with disabilties, their families and caregivers, as well as sport, recreation and health care professionals. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability – Ontario Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability http://www.getactivenow.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability Allergy/Asthma Information Association, Ontario http://www.aaia.ca St. Marys, Ontario Website maintained by: Allergy/Asthma Information Association, Ontario Bloorview Kids Rehab http://www.bloorview.ca Includes full service information, with information for families and clients. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Bloorview Kids Rehab Get Active Now http://www.getactivenow.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Get Active Now Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs http://www.ofcmhap.on.ca Toronto, Ontario


Website maintained by: Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) http://www.onf.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) TheraFleece by WoodHoodz TheraFleece http://www.therafleece.com Fashionable chronic pain relief products! Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: TheraFleece by WoodHoodz

Housing Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf http://www.bobrumball.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf Camphill Communities Ontario http://www.camphill.on.ca Angus, Ontario Website maintained by: Camphill Communities Ontario Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Ontario Regional Office http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) – Ontario Regional Office Co-op Housing Federation of Canada - Ontario Region http://www.coophousing.com Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Co-op Housing Federation of Canada – Ontario Region Independent Living Residences for the Deaf – blind in Ontario http://www3.sympatico.ca/ilrdbo Richmond Hill, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Residences for the Deafblind in Ontario Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association http://www.onpha.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association

http://www.ameiph.com Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities

Website maintained by: Université de Montréal - Bureau des Services aux Étudiants Handicapés

Canada

Comité d’Adaptation de la Main-Oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées http://www.camo.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Comité d’Adaptation de la Main-Oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées

Quebec Special Olympics - Provincial Office http://www.josq.qc.ca/index_en.aspx Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Quebec Special Olympics - Provincial Office

Communication Jewish Special Needs Network http://www.federationcja.org/jsn/index.htm The Jewish Special Needs Network provides families of individuals with special needs access to information, guidance, referrals, support and advocacy – an information and referral service in the Jewish community. Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Jewish Special Needs Network Association des Jeunes Begues du Québec (AJBQ) http://www.ajbq.ac.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Association des Jeunes Begues du Québec (AJBQ)

Education and Research Association Québécoise des Troubles d’Apprentissage (AQETA) http://www.aqeta.qc.ca Information on Learning Disabilities available in French and English. Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Association Québécoise des Troubles d’Apprentissage (AQETA) Comité d’Adaptation de la Main-Oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées http://www.camo.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Comité d’Adaptation de la Main-Oeuvre (CAMO) pour personnes handicapées MacKay Centre http://www.mackaycenter.org Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: MacKay Centre

Canadian Human Rights Commission – Québec Region http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission – Québec Region

Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Disabled Students (AQEIPS) http://www.aqeips.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Quebec Association of Post-Secondary Disabled Students (AQEIPS)

COPHAN (Confédération des Organismes de Personnes Handicapées du Québec) http://www.cophan.org Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: COPHAN (Confédération des Organismes de Personnes Handicapées du Québec)

The Centre for Literacy of Québec http://www.centreforliteracy.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: The Centre for Literacy of Québec

Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities

Université de Montréal – Bureau des Services aux Étudiants Handicapés http://www.ciph.umontreal.ca Montréal, Quebec

Employment

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/hrib/sdd-dds/ odi/content/eapd.shtml Québec City, Quebec Website maintained by: Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) L’Arche Association of Québec http://www.larchecanada.org Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: L’Arche Association of Québec Regroupement Québécois des Organismes pour le Développement de l’Employabilité http://rquode.savie.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Regroupement Québécois des Organismes pour le Développement de l’Employabilité

Family Life Association des Jeunes Begues du Québec (AJBQ) http://www.ajbq.ac.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Association des Jeunes Begues du Québec (AJBQ) Association du Québec pour Enfants avec Problèmes Auditifs (AQEPA) http://www.surdite.org/aqepa Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Association du Québec pour Enfants avec Problèmes Auditifs (AQEPA) Association Québécoise des Parents d’Enfants Handicapés Visuels http://www.aqpehv.qc.ca Greenfield Park, Quebec Website maintained by: Association Québécoise des Parents d’Enfants Handicapés Visuels Québec Society for Disabled Children & Garderie Papillon Daycare http://www.enfantshandicapes.com Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Québec Society for Disabled Children & Garderie Papillon Daycare Société pour les Enfants Handicapés du Québec / La Garderie Papillon http://www.enfantshandicapes.com Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Société pour les Enfants Handicapés du Québec / La Garderie Papillon

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Government Issues

Housing

Fédération Québécoise des Centres de Réadaptation en Déficience Intellectuelle http://www.fqcrdi.qc.ca Longueuil, Quebec Website maintained by: Fédération Québécoise des Centres de Réadaptation en Déficience Intellectuelle

Société d’Habitation du Québec http://www.shq.gouv.qc.ca Québec City, Quebec Website maintained by: Société d’Habitation du Québec

Office des Personnes Handicapées du Québec http://www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca Contains information on the office’s programs, services and policies, and information concerning aspects of everyday life: education, employment, leisure, transportation, etc. Drummondville, Quebec Website maintained by: Office des Personnes Handicapées du Québec

Health Allergy/Asthma Information Association of Quebec http://www.aaia.ca Beaconsfield, Quebec Website maintained by: Allergy/Asthma Information Association of Quebec MacKay Centre http://www.mackaycenter.org Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: MacKay Centre

Education and Research Nunavut Literacy Council http://www.nunavutliteracy.ca Cambridge Bay (Ikaluktutiak), Nunavut Website maintained by: Nunavut Literacy Council NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities http://www.nwtability.ca Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Website maintained by: NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities Northwest Territories Literacy Council http://www.nwt.literacy.ca Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Website maintained by: Northwest Territories Literacy Council Yukon Council on disABILITY http://www.ycod.yk.ca Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Yukon Council on disABILITY

Yukon Human Rights Commission http://www.yhrc.yk.ca This website gives information about the Yukon Human Rights Act and the commission. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Yukon Human Rights Commission International Dyslexia Association http://www.interdys.org This jam-packed international website includes information about dyslexia, upcoming conferences and events, research updates, a bulletin board, a bookstore and a list of assistive technology resources. Also has a special “Kids-Only” section where young people aged six to 15 can get their questions answered, connect with a pen pal or even show off their artwork. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: International Dyslexia Association

Employment Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board http://www.wcb.yk.ca Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board

Canada’s Most Accessed Disability Websites – English Aboriginal Business Canada http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/inabceac.nsf/en/home There are over 20,000 Aboriginal businesses in Canada, active in every sector of the economy. Since 1989, Aboriginal Business Canada has worked with over 5,000 firms, providing financial and non-funded support. Program investments of over $300 million have led to an infusion of almost a billion dollars into the Aboriginal private sector and encouraged a renaissance in Aboriginal business. Heading into the next century, these results allow the program and its clients to build on this foundation and embark on New Directions for Growth. Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Aboriginal Business Canada Aboriginal Business Map http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/scdt/abc_map/ The Aboriginal Business Map provides quick and easy access to international, national, provincial, territorial and community

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business information. Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Aboriginal Business Map Aboriginal Employment Links http://www.bcaafc.com/links.html The British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres Aboriginal Employment Links website posts links about upcoming conferences, different centres and various organizations relating to Aboriginal employment. Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: Aboriginal Employment Links Accessibility Waterloo http://members.rogers.com/accessibilitywaterloo Dedicated to encouraging businesses to make their establishments accessible to people with disabilities. Includes a letter that the webmaster plans to send to businesses in the Waterloo area and a petition that visitors to the site can sign to support this cause.

Waterloo, Ontario Website maintained by: Accessibility Waterloo ACROD National Industry Association for Disability Services http://www.acrod.org.au ACROD’s purpose is, through lobbying government and other means, to help ensure that the best possible services are available to people with disabilities in Australia. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: ACROD National Industry Association for Disability Services General comments/notes: Located in Deakin, Australia . Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities http://www.accd.net/ Actively supports and promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities to determine their own destinies. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities


Alberta Workers’ Health Centre http://www.workershealthcentre.ca/ Provides information, resources and advice to make your workplace safer. Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Workers’ Health Centre Americans With Disabilities Act Document Center http://www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm A virtual document centre with full text documents of the ADA Statute, Regulations, Accessibility Guidelines, Tech Sheets, and other assistance documents. Links to JAN - Job Accommodation Network. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Americans With Disabilities Act Document Center General comments/notes: Located in Washington, DC. At Your Own Speed http://www.ownspeed.com Internet radio show for people with physical disabilities. Airdrie, Alberta Website maintained by: At Your Own Speed Avenues to Independence http://www.avenuestoindependence.org/ Avenues to Independence work in partnership with the community to provide residential and vocational support for independent living. Avenues serves people with intellectual disabilities in the Chicago area. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Avenues to Independence BC Human Rights Commission http://www.bchrcoalition.org/ With a mandate to investigate and mediate complaints of discrimination, to educate the public about their rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code and to promote understanding and compliance with the Code this is a good source of information. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Commission ConnectABILITY http://www.connectability.ca ConnectABILITY is a virtual community focused on lifelong learning and support for children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability, their families, caregivers and support networks. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: ConnectABILITY Disability Discrimination in the Workplace http://www.talk-law.com/disabil.shtml The fight against disability discrimination in the workplace involves analysis of multiple factors, specific to your case. Many of these factors have not been discussed in this article. Learn more about protecting your rights by selecting a competent lawyer to represent you. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association http://www.epva.org Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA) is dedicated to enhancing the lives of veterans with a spinal cord injury or disease by assuring quality health care, promoting research, and advocating for civil rights and independence. EPVA is a chapter of the congressionally chartered Paralyzed Veterans of America. The website provides a thorough listing of the programs EPVA has available. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) http://www2.state.id.us/silc The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) Home Page is provided to acquaint the disability community and service providers to the organization, which advocates for equal opportunity, equal access, self-determination, independence and choice for people with disabilities. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) General comments/notes: Located in Boise, ID, United States. Institute on Independent Living http://www.independentliving.org/index. html The Institute’s purpose is to promote the opportunities of persons with disabilities to gain more personal and political power, selfdetermination, full participation and equality, both in Sweden and internationally through educational activities. These activities may consist of the production and dissemination of educational materials and information, planning and organizing of courses, seminars and study visits. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Institute on Independent Living International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA) http://www.ictaglobal.org The International Commission on Technology & Accessibility (ICTA) supports global promotion and implementation of more equitable and accessible technology and environments. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: International Commission on Technology and Accessibility (ICTA) Liberty Resources http://www.libertyresources.org Liberty Resources, Inc., is a non-profit, consumer driven organization that advocates and promotes Independent Living for persons with disabilities. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Liberty Resources National Council on Disability (NCD) http://www.ncd.gov The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress

on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: National Council on Disability (NCD) Personal Assistance Exchange http://www.independentliving.org/assex/index.html An internet employment information source for personal assistance and their employers. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Personal Assistance Exchange TASH http://www.tash.org Worldwide disability advocacy group. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: TASH The Career Connection http://www.thecareerconnection.ca Information on The Career Connection an organization providing employment and self employment supports to individuals with disabilities and medical illnesses within Simcoe County and Muskoka. Barrie, Ontario Website maintained by: The Career Connection U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm Americans With Disabilities Act Information on the Web. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Washington Protection and Advocacy System http://www.wpas-rights.org/ The Washington Protection and Advocacy System (WPAS) is a private, non-profit organization that has been protecting the rights of people with disabilities since 1974. WPAS provides free advocacy services to people with disabilities in Washington. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Washington Protection and Advocacy System World Institute on Disability (WID) http://www.wid.org WID is a nonprofit, international public-policy center containing news on a variety of issues. Braeburn, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: World Institute on Disability (WID) General comments/notes: Located in Oakland, CA, United States. Across Boundaries http://www.acrossboundaries.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Across Boundaries Action Committee of People with Disabilities http://www.actioncommittee.ca View the latest newsletter or the Ask an Advocate feature. Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: Action Committee of People with Disabilities

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Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability http://www.getactivenow.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Active Living Resource Centre for Ontarians with a Disability African Canadian Disability Community Association, Inc. http://www.tacdca.com Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: African Canadian Disability Community Association, Inc. Africans in Partnership Against AIDS http://www.apaa.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Africans in Partnership Against AIDS Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities http://www.accd.net Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities Alberta Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities http://www.premierscouncil.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Alberta Transportation – Advisory Committee on Barrier-Free Transportation http://www.trans.gov.ab.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Alberta Transportation - Advisory Committee on Barrier-Free Transportation ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities http://www.archlegalclinic.ca Contains information on legal issues affecting persons with disabilities. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities Asian Community AIDS Services http://www.acas.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Asian Community AIDS Services Association Diabétique Italo-Canadienne du Québec http://www.diabete.qc.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Association Diabétique Italo-Canadienne du Québec Association Part-Égale Normandie Inc. http://www.partegalenormandie.cjb.net Ste-Thècle, Quebec Website maintained by: Association PartÉgale Normandie Inc. Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force http://www.healingournations.ca Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Atlantic First Nations AIDS Task Force

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BC Human Rights Coalition http://www.bchrcoalition.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Coalition BC Human Rights Tribunal http://www.bchrt.bc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: BC Human Rights Tribunal Best Buddies - Vrais Copains Canada http://www.bestbuddies.ca A website providing information on the friendship programs and special events of Best Buddies Canada. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Best Buddies – Vrais Copains Canada Breaking Down Barriers: An Independent Living Centre http://www.breakingdownbarriers.org Collingwood, Ontario Website maintained by: Breaking Down Barriers: An Independent Living Centre British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) http://www.bcands.bc.ca Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) http://www.bccpd.bc.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: British Columbia Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) Canada’s Resource Guide – GERARD” Building One Sandcastle At A Time™ http://www.disabilityadvocategerard.com A Resource Guide for families that have a loved one or a child with a mental or physical disability. (DAG) DISABILITY ADVOCATEGERARD – Gerard Solution’s Inc. Canadian Disabled Individuals Association (CDIA) http://www.disabledindividuals.ca This website’s purpose is to educate our own population about what’s available to create a better quality of life and to help us be better self-advocates. It is a window to a world that not all of us can reach. Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Canadian Disabled Individuals Association (CDIA) Canadian Hearing Society – Thunder Bay Regional Office http://www.chs.ca/offices/thunderbay Thunder Bay, Ontario Website maintained by: Canadian Hearing Society – Thunder Bay Regional Office Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network http://www.aidslaw.ca Description of projects and activities, access to all the Network’s publications, online membership application form. Toronto, Ontario

Website maintained by: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Canadian Human Rights Commission http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission Canadian Human Rights Commission – Alberta and NWT Region http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission – Alberta and NWT Region Canadian Human Rights Commission – Atlantic http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission – Atlantic Commission – BC and Yukon http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission – BC and Yukon Canadian Human Rights Commission – Ontario Region http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission - Ontario Region Canadian Human Rights Commission – Prairie and Nunavut Regional Office http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission – Prairie and Nunavut Regional Office Canadian Human Rights Commission – Québec Region http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Commission - Québec Region Canadian Human Rights Foundation http://www.chrf.ca Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Foundation Canadian Human Rights Tribunal http://www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca Includes CHRT rules, procedures, decisions and rulings. Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Branch Resource Centre http://www.cmhapeel.ca Brampton, Ontario Website maintained by: Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Branch Resource Centre Centre de Ressources de Vie Autonome – Région Péninsule Acadienne http://www.crva-pa.ca


Shippagan, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Centre de Ressources de Vie Autonome – Région Péninsule Acadienne Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc. http://www.cilt.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT) Inc. Centre-Ressources pour la Vie Autonome – Région du Bas St-Laurent http://www.crvabsl.qc.ca Trois-Pistoles, Quebec Website maintained by: Centre-Ressources pour la Vie Autonome – Région du Bas St-Laurent Citizen Advocacy (CA) http://www.citizen-advocacy.ca Windsor, Ontario Website maintained by: Citizen Advocacy (CA) Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa http://www.citizenadvocacy.org Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa Citizens’ Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) http://www.cchr.com/ Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Citizens’ Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) City of Burnaby Access Advisory Committee http://www.city.burnaby.ca Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: City of Burnaby Access Advisory Committee

Website maintained by: CochraneTemiskaming Extend-A-Family Inc.

Website maintained by: Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living

Commission des Droits de la Personne du Québec – Trois-Rivières http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca Trois-Rivières, Quebec Website maintained by: Commission des Droits de la Personne du Québec – Trois-Rivières

Disabled and Proud http://www.geocities.com/charles0319 Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Disabled and Proud

Community Recreational Intitatives Society http://www.coreinso.com Kelowna, British Columbia Website maintained by: Community Recreational Intitatives Society Compassionate Healthcare Network (CHN) http://www.chninternational.com Surrey, British Columbia Website maintained by: Compassionate Healthcare Network (CHN) COPHAN (Confédération des Organismes de Personnes Handicapées du Québec) http://www.cophan.org Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: COPHAN (Confédération des Organismes de Personnes Handicapées du Québec) Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) http://www.ccdonline.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Court Challenges Program of Canada http://www.ccppcj.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Court Challenges Program of Canada

City of Kawartha Lakes Advisory Committee for Disabled Persons http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca Lindsay, Ontario Website maintained by: City of Kawartha Lakes Advisory Committee for Disabled Persons

DAG – Disability Advocate Gerard – Gerard Solution’s Inc. http://www.disabiltyadvocategerard.com A practice combined of many health related professionals, including the financial and legal discipline areas. To assist those through the vast doors and obtain help while on a waiting list or black out list.

City of Toronto Community Advisory Committee on Disability Issues http://www.toronto.ca/diversity/dica.htm Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: City of Toronto Community Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia (DAANS) http://www.daans.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Deafness Advocacy Association Nova Scotia (DAANS)

City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee http://www.city.winnipeg.mb.ca/aac Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: City of Winnipeg Access Advisory Committee Coalition for Persons with Disabilities, Peel Halton Dufferin http://www.disabilityaccess.org Mississauga, Ontario Website maintained by: Coalition for Persons with Disabilities, Peel Halton Dufferin Cochrane-Temiskaming Extend-A-Family Inc. http://nt.net/extafam/ Timmins, Ontario

Disability Action Hall http://disability.activist.ca A political space for people with disabilities and allies to tell stories, take action and change lives. Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Disability Action Hall Disability Resource Centre Cowichan http://www.cvilrc.bc.ca Duncan, British Columbia Website maintained by: Disability Resource Centre Cowichan Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living http://disabilityresourcecentre.nt.net Kapuskasing, Ontario

Dynamique des Handicapés de l’Estrie, Inc. http://www.journallebillet.org Granby, Quebec Website maintained by: Dynamique des Handicapés de l’Estrie, Inc. Easter Seals Canada http://www.easterseals.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Easter Seals Canada Edmonton Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities http://www.edmonton.ca/disability Edmonton, Alberta Website maintained by: Edmonton Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities Ethno Racial People with Disability Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) http://www.ryerson.ca/erdco The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of the needs and concerns of ethno racial people with disabilities. This website mostly contains a discussion of their own projects - for example, a human rights booklet and education project, Violence Against Women with Disabilities Prevention Education Program publications, Including Us , We Are Visible Ethno Racial Women on Health Care . There is a statistics page on ethno-racial people with disabilities. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ethno Racial People with Disability Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) Euthanasia Prevention Coalition http://www.epcc.ca London, Ontario Website maintained by: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Extend-A-Family http://www.extendafamily.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Extend-A-Family Extend-A-Family Kingston http://www.eafkingston.com Kingston, Ontario Website maintained by: Extend-A-Family Kingston Extend-A-Family Timmins http://www.nt.net/extafam/history.htm Timmins, Ontario Website maintained by: Extend-A-Family Timmins Family Alliance Ontario http://www.family-alliance.com Membership and Alliance information. An interesting Forum section. Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Family Alliance Ontario GERARD: Building One Sandcastle At A Time”™

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http://www.disabilityadvocategerard.com A Resource Guide for families and website that helps them navigate through the vast doors. With having a loved one or a child with a mental or physical disability. Greater Victoria Citizen Advocacy Society http://www.islandnet.com/~citizen Website outlines the society’s program. Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: Greater Victoria Citizen Advocacy Society HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) http://www.halco.org Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: HALCO – HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic (Ontario) Hamilton and District Extend-a-Family http://www.extendafamilyhamilton.on.ca Hamilton, Ontario Website maintained by: Hamilton and District Extend-a-Family Handicapped Action Group Inc. (HAGI) http://www.hagi.ca Thunder Bay, Ontario Website maintained by: Handicapped Action Group Inc. (HAGI) Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality (HOPE) http://www.trico.ns.ca/hope/ Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Handicapped Organization Promoting Equality (HOPE) Healing Our Spirit – BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society http://www.healingourspirit.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Healing Our Spirit – BC Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Society Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario – North York Office http://http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca North York (Toronto), Ontario Website maintained by: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario – North York Office Hong Fook Mental Health Association http://www.hongfook.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Hong Fook Mental Health Association Human Rights Research and Education Centre http://www.cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Human Rights Research and Education Centre Independent Living Canada http://www.cailc.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Canada General comments/notes: Press Release – Thursday, May 1, 2008 Outdated Attitudes Cost Trillions to the Economy Change Attitudes Change Society New Name Says It All

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Ottawa, Ontario – After 21 years we have changed our name from the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres or CAILC to Independent Living Canada. Independent Living Canada and its national network of member Independent Living Resource Centres support individuals and their communities by changing the way in which people with disabilities view themselves and are viewed by others. Hence its new slogan: “Promoting a new perspective on disability.” Independent Living Centre – London and Area http://ilcla.tripod.com Program description and contact information. London, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Centre - London and Area Independent Living Centre of Kingston http://www.ilckingston.com Kingston, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Centre of Kingston Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region http://www.ilcwr.org Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region Independent Living Resource Centre http://www.ilrc.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre Independent Living Resource Centre http://www.ilrcsudbury.ca Sudbury, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre Independent Living Resource Centre http://www.ilrc.nf.ca Up-to-date information about the organization’s services and programs, interesting links, and information about Independent Living. St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary http://www.ilrcc.ab.ca Calgary, Alberta Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary Independent Living Resource Centre of Nanaimo and Region http://www.cailc.ca/nrilrc/index.htm Nanaimo, British Columbia Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre of Nanaimo and Region Independent Living Resource Centre of Thunder Bay http://www.ilrctbay.com Thunder Bay, Ontario Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre of Thunder Bay Independent Living Resource Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality

http://www.ilrc-halifax.ns.ca A portal for persons with disability to access the Independent Living Resource Centre and its services. It provides information on staff and programs, and includes an online copy of its newsletter as well as a picture gallery. Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Independent Living Resource Centre, Halifax Regional Municipality International Society of the Handicapped of Greater Vancouver http://www.vcn.bc.ca/ishbc Richmond, British Columbia Website maintained by: International Society of the Handicapped of Greater Vancouver K-W Barrier Free Advisory Committee http://www.city.kitchener.on.ca Kitchener, Ontario Website maintained by: K-W Barrier Free Advisory Committee Law Society of British Columbia – Equity and Diversity Committee http://www.lawsociety.bc.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Law Society of British Columbia – Equity and Diversity Committee Lunatics’ Liberation Front (LLF) http://www.walnet.org/llf/index.html Lasqueti Island, British Columbia Website maintained by: Lunatics’ Liberation Front (LLF) Manitoba Human Rights Commission http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc/ Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission Manitoba Human Rights Commission – Brandon Office http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc Brandon, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission – Brandon Office Manitoba Human Rights Commission – The Pas Office http://www.gov.mb.ca/hrc The Pas, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba Human Rights Commission - The Pas Office Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPH) – Central Branch http://www.mlpd.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPH) – Central Branch Marsha Forest Centre: Inclusion. Family.Community http://www.inclusion.com Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Marsha Forest Centre: Inclusion.Family.Community Meta Centre for the Developmentally Disabled http://www.metacentre.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Meta Centre for the Developmentally Disabled


Metropolitan Montreal Independent Living Resource Centre (MM-ILRC) http://www.crvamm.org/ Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Metropolitan Montreal Independent Living Resource Centre (MM-ILRC) Mix Community Club (The) http://www.mixcommunityclub.com Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Mix Community Club (The) Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities http://www.ameiph.com Montréal, Quebec Website maintained by: Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities National Aboriginal Clearing / Connecting House on Disability Issues http://www.fsin.com Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: National Aboriginal Clearing / Connecting House on Disability Issues National Access Awareness Week – London Committee http://www.atn.on.ca/naaw.htm London, Ontario Website maintained by: National Access Awareness Week – London Committee National Action Committee on Municipal Access http://www.fcm.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: National Action Committee on Municipal Access National Advisory Group for Persons with Disabilities http://www.dnd.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: National Advisory Group for Persons with Disabilities New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Campbellton http://www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/e/index.htm Website of a government agency that counters discrimination and harassment through education and law enforcement. Includes information for employers, educators, service providers, landlords, researchers and minorities. Campbellton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Campbellton New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Fredericton http://www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/e/index.htm This government website provides information for employers, educators and the general public about the NB Human Rights Act and about equality, discrimination and harassment in New Brunswick. Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Fredericton

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Moncton http://www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/e/index.htm Government agency that counters discrimination and harassment through education and law enforcement. Information for employers, educators, service providers, landlords, researchers and minorities. Moncton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Moncton

Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO) http://www.nsnet.org/leo Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NSLEO)

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Saint John http://www.gnb.ca/hrc-cdp/e/index.htm Saint John, New Brunswick Website maintained by: New Brunswick Human Rights Commission – Saint John

On the Move Community Integration Association http://www.onthemove.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: On the Move Community Integration Association

Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/nlhra Explores various aspects of human rights, e.g. rights of child, racism and discrimination. St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: NewfoundlandLabrador Human Rights Association

Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee http://www.odacommittee.net Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee

Niagara Centre for Independent Living http://www.ilcniagara.org St. Catharines, Ontario Website maintained by: Niagara Centre for Independent Living North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre http://www.nsilc.com Lists programs, resources and services. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: North Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission http://www.gov.ns.ca/disa Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights/ Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – New Glasgow http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights/ New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – New Glasgow Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – Sydney http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights All information regarding the workings of the NS Human Rights Commission. Sydney, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – Sydney Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – Western Regional Office http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights Digby, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission – Western Regional Office

NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities http://www.nwtability.ca Yellowknife, Northwest Territories Website maintained by: NWT Council of Persons with Disabilities

Ontario Human Rights Commission http://www.ohrc.on.ca Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Human Rights Commission Ontario Literacy Coalition http://www.on.literacy.ca/ Toronto, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Literacy Coalition Ontario Native Literacy Coalition http://www.onlconline.com/ Owen Sound, Ontario Website maintained by: Ontario Native Literacy Coalition Ottawa-Carleton Independent Living Centre http://www.magma.ca/~ocilc Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Ottawa-Carleton Independent Living Centre Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) http://accessawareness.nsnet.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) PEI Council of the Disabled http://www.peicod.pe.ca/ Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Council of the Disabled PEI Disability Alert http://peidisabilityalert.blogspot.com/ Discussion of Advocacy Issues Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Disability Alert PEI Human Rights Commission Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Website maintained by: PEI Human Rights Commission People First of Canada http://www.peoplefirstofcanada.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Website maintained by: People First of Canada People First of Newfoundland and Labrador http://www.homestead.com/PeopleFirst/ GailStCroix.html St. John’s, Newfoundland Website maintained by: People First of Newfoundland and Labrador Persons United for Self-Help (PUSH) in Northwestern Ontario, Inc. http://www.pushnwo.ca/ Thunder Bay, Ontario Website maintained by: Persons United for Self-Help (PUSH) in Northwestern Ontario, Inc. Pictou County Persons with Disabilities Partnership Society http://www.careerconnections.ns.ca/pdps/ New Glasgow, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Pictou County Persons with Disabilities Partnership Society Powell River Model Community Project for Persons with Disabilities http://www.modelcommunityproject.ca Hub site for Measuring Up Commitee, employment programs and disability advocacy. Powell River, British Columbia Website maintained by: Powell River Model Community Project for Persons with Disabilities Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons http://www.gnb.ca/0048 Website includes a variety of directories, guides and other resource material for persons with disabilities. Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons Pro-Life Society of British Columbia http://www.prolifebc.ca Abbotsford, British Columbia Website maintained by: Pro-Life Society of British Columbia Promotion Handicap Estrie http://www.promotionhandicap.com Sherbrooke, Quebec Website maintained by: Promotion Handicap Estrie Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) http://www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca Fredericton, New Brunswick Website maintained by: Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) Reach Canada http://www.reach.ca Ottawa, Ontario Website maintained by: Reach Canada reachAbility http://www.reachability.org Halifax, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: reachAbility Regroupement des Organismes de Promotion des Personnes Handicapées

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de la Région 03 http://www.rop03.com Presents our group, our members and our mission. Québec City, Quebec Website maintained by: Regroupement des Organismes de Promotion des Personnes Handicapées de la Région 03 Richmond Centre for Disability http://www.rcdrichmond.org Richmond, British Columbia Website maintained by: Richmond Centre for Disability Richmond Committee on Disability http://www.vcn.bc.ca/rcd Richmond, British Columbia Website maintained by: Richmond Committee on Disability RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living http://www.psmrise.ca Parry Sound, Ontario Website maintained by: RISE: Resource Centre for Independent Living Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission – Regina Office http://www.gov.sk.ca/shrc Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission – Regina Office Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc. http://www.saskvoice.com Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities, Inc. Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Central Regional Office http://smd.mb.ca Morden, Manitoba Website maintained by: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Central Regional Office Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Eastman Regional Office http://www.smd.mb.ca Steinbach, Manitoba Website maintained by: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities – Eastman Regional Office Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. http://www.smd.mb.ca Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc. http://www.ssilc.ca Regina, Saskatchewan Website maintained by: South Saskatchewan Independent Living Centre Inc. Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative http://www.soadi.ca/ St. Catharines, Ontario Website maintained by: Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative

Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative http://www.soadi.ca Brantford, Ontario Website maintained by: Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative General comments/notes: 143-245 King George Rd. Brantford, ON N3R 7Z9 SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) http://www.sparc.bc.ca/parking-permit Burnaby, British Columbia Website maintained by: SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC) Specialink: The National Centre for Child Care Inclusion http://www.specialinkcanada.org Winnipeg, Manitoba Website maintained by: Specialink: The National Centre for Child Care Inclusion Thumbs Up and Access and Awareness Committee http://thumbsupstthomas.com Raises awareness of safety and accessibility issues concerning buildings in the St. Thomas community. St. Thomas, Ontario Website maintained by: Thumbs Up and Access and Awareness Committee Valley Action for Life http://www.nsnet.org/actionforlife Middleton, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Valley Action for Life Valley Disability Partnership Society http://www.nsnet.org/vdp Kentville, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Valley Disability Partnership Society Vernon Disability Resource Centre http://www.vdrc.ca Vernon, British Columbia Website maintained by: Vernon Disability Resource Centre Victoria Disability Resource Centre http://www.drcvictoria.com Victoria, British Columbia Website maintained by: Victoria Disability Resource Centre Voice of the Cerebral Palsied (VCP) of Greater Vancouver http://www.vcpgv.org Vancouver, British Columbia Website maintained by: Voice of the Cerebral Palsied (VCP) of Greater Vancouver Westlock Independence Network (WIN) http://www.winab.org Westlock, Alberta Website maintained by: Westlock Independence Network (WIN) Windsor People First of Nova Scotia http://www.nsnet.org/windsorpeoplefirst Windsor, Nova Scotia Website maintained by: Windsor People First of Nova Scotia Yukon Council on disABILITY http://www.ycod.yk.ca


Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Yukon Council on disABILITY Yukon Human Rights Commission http://www.yhrc.yk.ca

This website gives information about the Yukon Human Rights Act and the commission. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory Website maintained by: Yukon Human Rights Commission

At Your Own Speed http://www.ownspeed.com Internet radio show for people with physical disabilities. Airdrie, Alberta Website maintained by: At Your Own Speed

Hospitals in Canada English

Hospital for Sick Children @dir.yahoo.com/.../Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers/Hospital_for_Sick_Children Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto www.mtsinai.on.ca Academic health centre specializing in women and infant health, surgical subspecialties, oncology, and internal medicine. Home to the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. St. Michael’s Hospital www.stmichaelshospital.com Teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Women’s College Hospital @dir.yahoo.com/.../Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers/Women_s_College_Hospital

Royal Ottawa Hospital, Brockville Psychiatric Hospital, and other health centres. Royal Victoria Hospital www.rvh.on.ca Offers resources and support for families and community regarding health concerns and medical conditions. Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre www.sunnybrookandwomens.on.ca Lakeridge Health Corporation www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca With facilities in Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry, Uxbridge, and Whitby.

Trillium Health Centre www.trilliumhealthcentre.org Serving Peel, Halton, and Toronto West.

St. Josephs Health Care (SJHC) www.sjhc.london.on.ca Teaching hospital and research centre serving the residents of London and Southwestern Ontario, and the Veterans of Canada.

Credit Valley Hospital www.cvh.on.ca Acute care hospital providing health care to the Mississauga community. Regional hospital for dialysis, genetics and designated host site for Peel Community Cancer Centre.

St. Joseph’s Hospital www.stjosham.on.ca Patient and visitor information, site maps, research updates, consumer health information, mission statement, program descriptions, and history.

Hamilton Health Sciences www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca Independently governed academic health science organization. Provides comprehensive health services for Central-West Ontario.

Shouldice Hospital www.shouldice.com Abdominal hernia repairs.

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) @dir.yahoo.com/.../Care_Providers/ Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers William Osler Health Centre www.williamoslerhc.on.ca With campuses in Brampton, Etobicoke, and Georgetown. Markham Stouffville Hospital www.msh.on.ca Located In Markham, Ontarion, providing medical care, emergency services, and diagnostic treatment. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) www.rohcg.on.ca Specializes in mental health, physical medicine, and rehabilitation services. Operates the

Ottawa Hospital @dir.yahoo.com/.../Care_Providers/ Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers North York General Hospital www.nygh.on.ca Multi-site regioanl teaching hospital serving people in the north central Toronto and southern York regions. University Health Network (UHN) @dir.yahoo.com/.../Hospitals_and_Medical_ Centers/University_Health_Network__UHN_

West Park Healthcare Centre www.westpark.org Adult rehabilitation centre for the western GTA and a local provider of complex continuing and long term care services. Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston www.hoteldieu.com Acute care outpatient teaching facility, affiliated with Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. Montréal Heart Institute www.icm-mhi.org Specializes in heart diseases. Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre@ dir.yahoo.com/.../Care_Providers/ Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers Bloorview MacMillan Centre www.bloorviewmacmillan.on.ca Children’s rehabilitation facility providing specialized hospital care, outpatient clinics, and community outreach programs. Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) www.osmh.on.ca Community hospital information. Scarborough Hospital, The www.tsh.to Amalgamated hospital services consisting of the former Scarborough General Hospital and The Salvation Army Scarborough Grace Hospital. Montfort Hospital www.hopitalmontfort.com Features details of the hospital, its services, and the SOS Montfort campaign. Children’s & Women’s Health Centre @dir.yahoo.com/.../Care_Providers/ Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) www.kgh.on.ca Acute care teaching hospital affiliated with Queen’s University located in Southeastern Ontario.

Ontario Wait Times Strategy www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/wait_ times/wait_mn.html Government of Ontario presents information about wait times in Ontario, with a breakdown for specific health services, individual hospitals, and areas of the province.

York Central Hospital www.yorkcentral.com

Douglas Hospital www.douglas.qc.ca

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As a McGill University and WHO affliiated institute in mental health this psychiatric hospital seeks to provide outstanding and innovative care for mental illnesses through their treatment, teaching, and research center. St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital www.stjohnsrehab.com Providing specialty rehabilitation services. Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation www.stollerykids.com Dedicated to raising money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The funding supports childrens’ health through equipment, education, research, and special pediatric services. Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital and Villa Maria www.hdgh.org Offers information and history regarding three religious hospitals. Sault Area Hospitals www.sah.on.ca Partnership between the Plummer Memorial Public Hospital and the Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital Inc. (a Catholic hospital). Milton District Hospital www.haltonhealthcare.com Alexandra Hospital www.alexandrahospital.on.ca Fully accredited 35 bed acute care facility and foundation information. Department of Anesthesia www.anesthesia.org Hanover and District Hospital www.hanoverhospital.on.ca Includes information on doctors, services, and vacancies. Toronto Grace Hospital www.torontograce.org

Provides complex continuing and palliative care. Owned and operated by the Salvation Army. McGill University Health Centre @dir.yahoo.com/.../Hospitals_and_Medical_ Centers/McGill_University_Health_Centre Prince County Hospital Foundation www.pchcare.com Supports regional care centre. Guelph General Hospital www.guelphgeneralhospital.com Provides specialty programs such as orthopaedics, cardiac care, obstetrics, gynaecology, and paediatrics. Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation @dir.yahoo.com/.../Care_Providers/ Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers Providence Health Care www.providencehealthcare.com Delivering tertiary/quaternary care as well as teaching and research on eight sites. Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital www.mcgill.ca/mni Dedicated to the study of the brain and of the nervous system. Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre @dir.yahoo.com/.../Halifax/Health Royal Victoria Hospital – Materials Management System www.mms.rvh.mcgill.ca Server operates in the Purchasing Department of the hospital. CHEO Foundation www.cheo-foundation.on.ca Home of the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Includes latest news, corporate sponsor information, and a hospital fact sheet.

St. Mary’s General Hospital smgh.ca Part of the St. Joseph Health Care System and home of the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre. Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital @dir.yahoo.com/.../McGill_University/ Support_and_Resources Medi-Fax Canadian Hospital Web Directory www.medi-fax.com/hospitals Links to hospitals throughout the country. Psychology at Saskatchewan Hospital www.saskpsych.homestead.com Includes services, research, and job opportunities for the Department of Psychology at Saskatchewan Hospital. Foot & Sole Inc. www.on-biz.com/westportwalkingshoe Pedorthic and orthotic clinic. Stollery Children’s Hospital www.capitalhealth.ca/HospitalsandHealthFacilities/Hospitals/StolleryChildren Full-service pediatric hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Northern Interior Regional Health Board www.northernhealth.ca Provides health care related information for nine northern communities. West Coast MRI www.westcoastmri.com Private Vancouver MRI clinic which offers advanced MRI diagnostic services. Montreal General Hospital @dir.yahoo.com/.../Hospitals_and_Medical_Centers/Montreal_General_Hospital

Children’s Centres English

Belleville

Chatham

Hamilton

Quinte Children’s Treatment Centre Cavell Building – Quinte Healthcare www.quintectc.com 265 Dundas St. East Belleville, Ontario K8N 1E2 (613) 969-7400,ext. 2247, Fax (613) 968-9154

Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham – Kent www.childrenstreatment-ck.com 355 Lark Street Chatham, Ontario N7L 5B2 (519) 354-0520, Fax (519) 354-7355

Developmental Paediatrics & Rehabilitation McMaster Children’s Hospital www.mcmasterchildrenshospital.ca Room 112, Southam Building Chedoke Site Sanatorium Road Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5 (905) 521-2100, Ext. 77465#, Fax (905) 521-2636

Brantford Lansdowne Children’s Centre www.lansdownecentre.ca 39 Mount Pleasant St. Brantford, Ontario N3T 1S7 (519) 753-3153, Fax (519) 753-5927 Email: info@lansdownecc.com

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Halton-Peel ErinoakKids www.erinoakkids.ca 2695 North Sheridan Way, Suite 120 Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2N6 (905) 855-2690, Fax (905) 855-9404

Kingston Child Development Centre Hotel Dieu Hospital www.kingstoncdc.ca


166 Brock Street Kingston, Ontario K7L 5G2 (613) 544-3310, Ext. 3175, Fax (613) 545-3557

London Thames Valley Children’s Centre www.tvcc.on.ca 779 Baseline Road East London, Ontario N6C 5Y6 (519) 685-8680, Fax (519) 685-8699

North Bay One Kids Place/La Place Des Enfants www.onekidsplace.ca 400 McKeown Ave. North Bay, Ontario P1B 0B2 (705) 476-5437, Fax (705) 498-6708 Toll free: 1-866-626-9100

Oshawa Grandview Children’s Centre www.grtc.ca 600 Townline Road South Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K6 (905) 728-1673, Fax (905) 728-2961

Ottawa Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre www.octc.ca 2211 Thurston Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 6C9 (613) 688-2126, Fax (613) 688-2143

Peterborough Five Counties Children’s Centre www.fivecounties.on.ca 872 Dutton Road Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G1

(705) 748-2221, Fax (705) 748-3526 E-mail: info@fivecounties.on.ca

St. Catharines Niagara Peninsula Children’s Centre www.npcc.on.ca 567 Glenridge Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 4C2 (905) 688-3550, Fax (905) 688-1055 1-800-896-5496

Sarnia Pathways Health Centre for Children www.pathwayscentre.org 1240 Murphy Road Sarnia, Ontario N7S 2Y6 (519) 542-3471, Fax (519) 542-4115 Email:info@pathwayscentre.org

Sault Ste. Marie Children’s Rehabilitation Centre - Algoma www.crcalgoma.ca 74 Johnson Avenue Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6C 2V5 (705) 759-1131, Fax (705) 759-0783 Email: info@crcalgoma.ca

Simcoe York Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York York Resource Centre www.ctn-simcoeyork.ca 13175 Yonge Street Oak Ridges, ON L4E 0G6 (905) 773-4779, Fax (905) 773-7090 1-877-719-4795 Email: info@ctn-simcoeyork.ca

Sudbury HRSRH Children’s Treatment Centre www.hrsrh.on.ca 1204 St. Jerome Street Sudbury, Ontario P3A 2V9 (705) 523-7337, Fax (705) 560-4273

Thunder Bay George Jeffrey Children’s Centre www.georgejeffrey.com 200 Brock St. E. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 0A2 (807) 623-4381, Fax (807) 623-6626

Toronto Bloorview Kids Rehab www.bloorview.ca 150 Kilgour Road Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8 (416) 425-6220, Fax (416) 425-9332 1-800-363-2440 Email: info@bloorview.ca

Waterloo KidsAbility – Centre for Child Development www.kidsability.ca 500 Hallmark Drive Waterloo, Ontario N2K 3P5 (519) 886-8886, Fax (519) 886-7292

Windsor John McGivney Children’s Centre http://www.jmccentre.ca 3945 Matchette Road Windsor, Ontario N9C 4C2 (519) 979-7788, Fax (519) 252-5873 New! Toll free for areas 519, 416 and 905 Dial 1-866-636-6666 or 1-866-636-MOON

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