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Finding a life boat

OUR SON NICHOLAS was three months old when we first visited the hospital emergency room. He was screaming constantly and unable to suck and swallow effectively, a situation that led to dehydration and malnutrition. When Nick was five months, he was diagnosed as having “severe neurological injury” involving cerebral palsy and possibly cognitive delay. He […]

CAROLYNE PIORO ON LIF...

I LIE MOTIONLESS. I’m blanketed in a morphine-induced fog, but there’s a comfort to my fog; it’s keeping me safe, protecting me from a very severe reality. I’m in the ICU at Toronto Western Hospital. I feel a tube down my throat and that tube is helping me breathe, but it’s also keeping me from […]

Access in England is ...

AFTER BOUNCING and bumping over cobblestones from London to St. Ives and then Canterbury in my power wheelchair this fall, it was a pleasant surprise to reach Bath and discover that our spa was completely accessible. Thermal pools, including a rooftop pool with stunning views of Bath Abbey, all had lifts into the water. My […]

A new approach to fin...

IT’S 2:30 IN THE AFTERNOON on a cold, grey, rainy day, and I’m sitting in the Outward Bound Canada (OBC) program room at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works with Jess, a high-spirited young woman with perhaps the widest, brightest smile I have ever seen. I’ve just told her that redheads are regarded as “majestic unicorns” and […]

12 THINGS EVERY BUSIN...

A SMART BUSINESS strives to appeal to as many customers as possible, and customers with disabilities and frail seniors shop and spend money just as much as the next guy. One of the best business moves a company can make throughout the year is to take notice and appreciate our buying power. While there are […]

10 THINGS YOU SHOULDN...

I’VE HEARD SOME pretty crazy things come out of people’s mouths in my few short years as a wheelchair user. Most people definitely mean well, but some sentiments aren’t received the way many able bodied people might expect. In the disabled community, it’s not uncommon for us to joke with each other about some of […]

New Issue of Caregive...

Written for families and friends caring for aging relatives. Available in print and online. For you complimentary copy call Canada Cares at 416-421-7944 or visit www.canadacares.ca to browse the full issue.

Lost and Found

A Silent, Though Frightening Alarm Off to the hospital we raced. Was I having a stroke? By Stephen Trumper EVENING, JUNE 10, 2012: I’m strapped to a stretcher, the ambulance hurtling through the streets of Toronto on the way to a downtown hospital.  Beside me: a paramedic and my daughter, both looking perplexed and concerned. […]

New 4 U

Products Designed to Meet Your Needs PORTABLE MOBILE PHONE CHARGER This new portable myCharge Jolt delivers a quick boost of power to revive your Smartphone when you don’t have access to your car or a main socket. Jolt features two built-in micro-USB cables and a convenient carabiner clip that allows you to attach it to […]

CCD’s 10 Key Messag...

Accessibility • Council of Canadians with Disabilities / Conseil des Canadiens avec déficiences, ccdonline.ca  CCD’s 10 Key Messages on Employment and Persons with Disabilities Getting Canadians working is a priority for Canada’s Federal Government and this priority is inclusive of people with disabilities. For example, the Federal Government’s Economic Action Plan 2013, the Federal Budget, announced the […]