Opening Doors for Accessibility

Opening Doors for Accessibility


Don't miss Opening Doors for Accessibility in ​Ottawa, Halifax, Niagara and ​Montreal!


If you are an individual living with a disability, health professional, service provider, caregiver /partner or family member, you should attend this FREE COMMUNITY RESOURCE SHOWCASE.  




  

Opening Doors for Accessibility Ottawa

NEW DATE - October 17th!

Date:

 Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time:

 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Location:  

 St. Elias Centre
 750 Ridgewood Ave.​, Ottawa, Ontario

Cost:

 Free  
 (Donations to March of Dimes Canada are welcome)

Sessions Include:​
  • Trends in Accessible Housing - Arlene Etchen, Knowledge Transfer Consultant, CMHC
  • Exercise sessions with Liquid Gym
  • Accessibility Planning for Your Home and Vehicle - Kristi Corlett, Barrier Free Design Counsellor, MODC)
  • ACTIVATOR™ Poles for Balance & Stability - Diana Oliver, Managing Director, Urban Poling
  • Aging in Place = Independent, Engaged, Productive Citizens - Don Fenn, President/CEO, Caregiver Omnimedia Inc.​
  • DesignAbility Ottawa
  • MODC AccessAbility Services - Keeping Current with what March of Dimes Canada has to Offer
  • How to Make a Difference in your Community
  • Employment Services at MODC
  • Alinker Bikes
  • Keynote Speaker Kevin Bulmer: Run Your Own Race
* Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.     

RSVP by October 11, 2018 at 1-800-263-3463 
ext. 7292 
or by email at 
mstewart@marchofdimes.ca
.


 
Thank you to our ODFA Ottawa 2018 Sponsors

ODFA Ottawa sponsors

 

Opening Doors for Accessibility Halifax

* Free seating available today - Call Now!​
 

Date:

         
Thursday, November 1, 2018 and  Friday, November 2, 2018

Location:   

​Atlantica Hotel Halifax
1980 Robie St, Halifax, NS
Cost:         


 
* Thanks to a corporate partner, we have a
  limited number of free seating for those who call today!
  Call Donna Williamson at 902-405-2004 or email dlwilliamson@marchofdimes.ca​

Opening Doors for Accessibility Halifax is a two-day conference hosted by March of Dimes Canada in partnership with Harding Medical. Leading educational speakers from rehab and assistive technology will provide new and innovative ideas. Attendees will learn about advancements in the accessibility industry and premier rehab products that are available. The conference will also provide persons with disabilities, caregivers/family members and healthcare professionals with current information, tools, and resources to assist people with disabilities fulfill tasks of everyday living and overcome challenges and barriers.

Sessions Include:​
  • Latest on rehab products
  • Good mental health practices
  • Accessibility issues in Nova Scotia
  • Resources for better accessibility
  • Unpaid caregiver challenges
  • Plus much more!
View ODFA Halifax Registration & Information PackageView ODFA Halifax Registration & Information Package for a full list of workshop sessions. 

Registration Options:
    You can either attend the full conference or register for Day 2 of the conference.

    Full conference registration is geared towards Health Care Professionals and includes Day 1 & Day 2 of workshops, breakfast and lunch both days, as well as dinner and comedy show on Day 1.

    Day 2 registration is focused on persons with disabilities, family, friends and caregivers, and includes Day 2 workshops, breakfast and lunch.
     
    RSVP by October 26, 2018  
    to Donna Williamson at 902-405-2004 or by email at dlwilliamson@marchofdimes.ca
    .


     
    Thank you to our ODFA Halifax 2018 Sponsors

    ODFA Halifax sponsors

      

    Opening Doors for Accessibility Niagara


    Unstoppable Tracy

    Date:

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    Time:

    11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

    Location:   

    200 Catharine Street
    Port Colborne, Ontario

    Cost:

    Free  
     (Donations to March of Dimes Canada are welcome)

    Sessions Include:​
    • Stroke Survivor – Bob Mahony
    • A Pharmacist’s Look at Stroke Recovery​
    • Unstoppable Tracy
      Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul endorsed Author International Keynote Speaker | Paralympic Trialist
      Accessibility Advocate | Award Winning Humanitarian​
     

    * Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.     

    RSVP by November 5, 2018 at 1-800-263-3463 
    ext. 7305 
    or by email at
    bbarzanjee@marchofdimes.ca
    .


     
    Thank you to our ODFA Niagara 2018 Sponsors

    ODFA Niagara Sponsors 

     ​

    Opening Doors for Accessibility Montreal


    Unstoppable Tracy

    Date:

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Time:

    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

    Location:   

    Hôtel Ruby Foo's
    7655 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC​

    Cost:

    Free  
     (Donations to March of Dimes Canada are welcome)

    Sessions Include:​
    THEME: The All Access Life | THÈME: La vie à accès complet 
    • Trends in Accessible Housing  | Tendances en matière du logement accessible
    • The All Access Life Journey | Le parcours de La vie à accès complet 
    • Huddol: Creating a Healthcare Network for the People by the People | Huddol: créer un réseau de soins de santé pour les gens par les gens
    • Laughter Yoga | Yoga du rire
    • Accessibility and After Stroke Services | Services d'accessibilité et Après un ACV 
    • Unstoppable Tracy | L'invincible Tracy​
      Cup of Chicken Soup for the Soul endorsed Author International Keynote Speaker | Paralympic Trialist
      Accessibility Advocate | Award Winning Humanitarian​
     

    * Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.     

    RSVP by November 9, 2018 at 1-800-263-3463 
    ext. 7292 
    or by email at
     mstewart@marchofdimes.ca
    .


     Thank you to our ODFA Montreal 2018 Sponsors

    ODFA Montreal Sponsors

     
    RSVP
    Please RSVP at 1-800-263-3463 or by email at mstewart@marchofdimes.ca. / RSVP au 1-800-263-3463 ou par courriel à mstewart@marchofdimes.ca. ​
    ** In the subject line, please be sure to identify the city where you wish to attend. 

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