Individual Climate Action

As an individual, climate action begins in the home. Some have no control over what they can do in their homes, but many of us do. I figured I was the former until my gas furnace began dying and a neighbour brought up the possibility of replacing it with a heat pump. Hmmm. Was that…

Medicine Must Collaborate to End the Pandemic

The siloed practice of medicine has lead to a terrible pandemic response. The Swiss Cheese model of preventing COVID-19 transmission demonstrates the power of whole-picture thinking.

Accessibility at the Opera

A friend and former vision mate worked with the choreographer to rehearse the dancers in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Dvořák’s opera Rusalka and offered me two seats for the dress rehearsal. One tiny problem, well, two. I had no one to go with to help me to my seat. And once I found…

I Support AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Barriers to Health Care in Ontario

I wrote the government at aoda.input@ontario.ca the following email to support AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Health Care Accessibility Barriers. Join me and email them to; just one sentence to say you support the Brief is all that needed. Read more on the Alliance’s website. I support AODA Alliance’s Finalized Brief on Health Care Accessibility…

Take the TTC Survey Till February 11, Speak Up for Accessibility

The TTC is running a survey purportedly on service standards yet with nary a word on accessibility and skewed towards not building subways. Service includes accessibility. Service includes how easy it is to use the system. Yet the survey doesn’t include one question related to cognitive, physical, or mental accessibility, other than pitting the number…