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Membership Drive -- Engage five people before March 10, 2015 for a chance to win an Apple iPod 5!

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

This is a call to action...

It is that time of year again, and we are committed to the concept of doubling down on our goals, size and focus to grow our organization where we are twice as likely to influence outcomes and effectiveness.

To that end, we are offering a prize of an Apple iPod 5 to the person who can pull in the most new and renewed members over the next 26 days.

From February 15 until March 10, we are encouraging your participation in a drive to bring in new members to AEBC.

Support the Toronto Chapter: 2015 Achilles Walk - March 15

A team of walkers from the Toronto chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) will be taking part in the 16th annual St. Patrick's Day Achilles 5 km walk at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 in downtown Toronto. 

Achilles Canada supports the participation of persons with disabilities in mainstream athletics, promoting their personal achievements, enhancing their self-esteem and reducing the barriers associated to their participation in these athletic endeavours.

Darren Lee James Memorial Bursary Program accepting applications until March 27th, 2015

Darren Lee James, also known to his nieces and nephews as “Uncle Darren”, was supportive and close to his family. Throughout Darren’s life, he faced multiple barriers, including complications with diabetes and loss of vision. Darren met his health challenges sometimes with frustration but always with courage, determination and humour. He was a well known resident in his community, living life to the fullest and finding joy in the little things that life had to offer.

In 2010, Darren was introduced to the new roles of volunteer and athlete. Darren became an active member in the blind community and was involved in many organizations.

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada sans barrieres striving for a Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA)

Barrier-Free Canada/Canada Sans Barrieres (BFC/CSB) advocates for the Canadian Parliament to enact a strong and effective Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) to achieve a barrier-free Canada for all persons with disabilities.

To this end, BFC/CSB is seeking endorsements from national disability organizations to build a non-partisan community coalition.

The steering committee of BFC/CSB has drafted a set of principles, reproduced below, concerning a CDA that are drawn from the principles that underpin the provincial disability legislation in Ontario and Manitoba. A CDA is not meant to replace provincial disability legislation.

Join us for the 2015 National Conference to be in Halifax - May 1st to 3rd, 2015 - Register now!

The AEBC's 2015 National Conference will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Atlantica Hotel from Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

A room rate of $129 per night, plus taxes (double occupancy), has been negotiated for conference participants, and this rate will be available for a few days before and a few days after the conference for those would like to come earlier or stay later to explore all that Halifax has to offer.

  • On Friday, May 1st, a series of workshops and presentations will take place throughout the day, leading to our opening ceremonies for the conference on Friday evening.