Government of Ontario:
Economic Development, Trade and Employment - Accessibility Directorate of Ontario This Ministry is responsible for accessibility legislation such as the Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA) and the Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). A vast array of information, resources and website links related to accessibility legislation, services, initiatives, funding and activities is available.
Disability Organizations and Information:
Autism Society Ontario
Information, resource and referral service to assist individuals with autism, their families and professionals with whom they interact.
Canadian Hearing Society
Services that enhance the independence of deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people, and that encourage prevention of hearing loss
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
An addiction and mental health teaching hospital that transforms the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness by applying the latest in scientific advances. Their central facilities are located in Toronto and they have 26 community locations throughout Ontario.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Peel Branch
Information, services and programs to promote the mental health of all people.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
Resources, services and programs for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Centre For Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH)
An addiction and mental health teaching hospital that transforms the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness by applying the latest in scientic advances. Their central facilities are located in Toronto and they have 26 community locations throughout Ontario.
Searchable list of links to non-profit disability organizations in Ontario and all of Canada.
Coalition For Persons with Disabilities – Peel, Halton, Dufferin Peel
Community based partnership of persons with disabilities, groups, agencies, employers, educators, labour and government representatives.
Information, programs and services to meet the needs of all Canadians affected by diabetes.
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with seizure disorders.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to provide Guide Dogs and training in their use to people who are visually impaired throughout the United States and Canada.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.
This magazine publication and on-line resource provides iinformation for those suffering from mood disorders and comorbid illnesses (addictions, anxiety, eating disorders, borderline personality disorders), while also diminishing the stigma attached to mental illness.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Virginia-based nonprofit organization provides information, resources, advocacy and services for consumers, families and friends of people with severe and persistent illnesses that affect the brain such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Voluntary coalition of individuals and community organizations who have united to secure the passage in Ontario of a new law which would achieve a barrier-free society for persons with disabilities.
Ontario Association for Families of Children With Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)
Advocacy group that provides information, education and support to families of children with communication disorders.
Ontario Lung Association
Information and services for prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease and tuberculosis.
March of Dimes
A charitable organization that assists individuals with physical disabilities to achieve meaningful and dignified lives. Resources, services, programs and news.
Provides sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Information to assist those with Tourette Syndrome and their families and other interested parties.
Children and Students:
Ability OnLine is a friendly and safe computer friendship network where children and youth with disabilities or chronic illnesses connect to each other as well as to their friends, family members, caregivers and supporters.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities.
Easter Seal Society - Provincial Office
A variety of services and support programs to children and young adults with physical disabilities, as well as their parents and families
Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP)
“Co-ordinated Information Peel” is an information service for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
Toys R Us Toy Guide For Differently-abled Kids
On-line guide helps find a fit between a child's abilities and stimulating toys that will promote development. (Note: Click on "Toy Guide For Differently-abled Kids" icon on main web page.)
Voice for Hearing Impaired Children
Emotional and technical support for families of hearing impaired children.
Arch - A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities
Community-based not-for-profit legal clinic and legal resource centre for the Province of Ontario
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) – Education and Disability: Human Rights Issues in Ontario ’s Education System>
Information regarding human rights issues in the Ontario education system.
City of Brampton
City of Mississauga
Region of Peel
Town of Caledon
Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL)
Promotes and assists the full integration of people with intellectual disabilities into the community.