"What does accessibility mean to you?"
Appear before Oshawa City Council and share your experiences and thoughts about accessibility.
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Location: Council Chamber, City Hall 50 Centre St S, Oshawa
Time: 6:30 pm
For further information please contact Kim Bressan, Council Meeting Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 905-436-3311 ext. 2433
The Abilities Centre is a world class recreation, athletic and performing arts facility fully accessible to all persons of all ages and abilities.
The Centre is ideally situated within 47 acres of parkland on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario. It is located within one km of the Greater Toronto Area’s (GTA) mass transit corridor (Hwy 401), next to the Whitby GO Train Station, and easy to reach by public transit – making it easily accessible for most of southern Ontario.
The state-of-the-art, universal design, 125, 000 square foot (11612.88 m²) facility houses three full basketball courts surrounded by a 200 meter, five-lane track. Fully equipped and universally accessible cardio/fitness and weight and sensory rooms offer unparalleled opportunities for physical activities for people of all ages and abilities. Drama, music, art and life skills programming transpire in the performing arts theatre, music studio, library and life skills room.
Resource and meeting rooms provide space for the Abilities Centre to be a knowledge hub of disability services, program information, participation and inclusion research, and fully integrated community capacity building. The Abilities Centre’s close proximity to, and partnership with, the Town of Whitby’s Iroquois Sports Centre, Canada’s largest municipal sports complex, provides a unique chance to provide diverse programs and activities.
Oshawa's Recreational Access Membership Program (RAMP) – Adult and Youth
The program is aimed at enhancing the accessibility of recreation facilities and programs. Oshawa residents with a permanent disability, are eligible for this program.
RAMP member benefits:
- Participants receive a free Level 1 (swim, skate & walk) membership
- Participants receive a 35% discount on a Level 2 (Fitness Centre) membership
- Participants receive a 35% discount on registration for all Recreation and Culture Services programs
- Participants can be accompanied by a caregiver at no extra cost
Oshawa residents who are enrolled in ODSP automatically qualify for this program.
- 35% discount does not apply to Grandview inclusion programs
- 35% discount does not apply to purchase of Group Fitness Add-On
- RAMP members who have purchased a Group Fitness Add-On at the regular price are entitled to receive the regular 50% on Specialty Fitness programs are not entitled to an additional 35% discount
RAMP Applications are available at the Arts Resource Centre, the Civic, Donevan Rec Complex, Legends Centre, Northview Community Centre, South Oshawa Centre or online at www.oshawa.ca
Centre for Independent Living Toronto
Younger adults with MS living in Long Term Care facilities (nursing homes) has long been a concern for the MS Society of Canada and, of Ontario Division. It has been a focus MS Society advocacy in Durham Region for the past 8 years. And it is still a problem. If you or someone you know with MS, or any other neurological disease for that matter, has been told that you must move into an LTC facility, please contact client services at 905-668-0530. We can provide you with information on various attendant care organizations many of which are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These along with CCACs which receive funding from CE_LHIN may allow you to remain in your current residence for as long as possible even though you are not a senior. To explore further check out on the Centre for Independent Living Toronto website which covers the GTA.
Community Services Information Links
Durham Region Non-Profit Housing – www.durham-housing.com
March of Dimes – www.marchofdimes.ca
Dietitians of Canada – www.dietitians.ca
Physiotherapist – www.collegept.org/home
Durham Community Legal Clinic – www.durhamcommunitylegalclinic.ca
Law Help Ontario – www.lawhelpontario.org
Assistive Devices Program (ADP) – www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/adp/
Doctor Search, College of Physcians and Surgeons – www.cpso.on.ca/docsearch/
Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides – www.dogguides.com
Durham Region Disability Website – www.disabilitydoorway.com
Canada Revenue Agency – www.cra-arc.gc.ca
Trillium Drug Program - www.health.gov.on.ca
DREN (Durham Region Employement Network) – www.dren.org/