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The Equalizer: April 2024

Chapter/Affiliate Happenings

Toronto Chapter

Foundations of Disability Inclusion Workshop:

AEBC Toronto Chapter invites all members to a 2-hour workshop delivered virtually by CILT's Inclusion of Disability Equity and Access (IDE+A) Training team.


When: April 25, 2024 - 6:30 PM Eastern Time 


This IDE+A Project training may give our organization a better understanding of disability and access as integral to effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and provide you with strategies to improve access at the service user, staff and management levels. Its main aim is to support progress on disability inclusion in Toronto’s non-profit sector.


Learning Objectives:

Recognize Accessibility as foundational DEI work.Understand disability as part of human diversity.Recognize rights, roles and responsibilities.Explore ways to actively practice anti ableism.

Identify and apply disability justice principles.


Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Through grant funding by United Way Greater Toronto, CILT offers these IDE+A workshops at no cost to non-profits during this pilot training phase.


Inclusify your Workplace: Sensitivity, Accessibility and Cultural Awareness Training

When: Tuesday, April 9 and Thursday April 11 from 1-3 PM ET

Part One - Sensitivity Accessibility and Awareness Training (Tuesday, April 9th 1-3pm)Part Two - Cultural Awareness Training (Thursday April 11th 1-3pm)



BC Affiliate

April Trivia Event

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to our upcoming trivia event on April 13, 2024. Ticket sales are on until April 10! Don't miss out! Purchase Tickets Here

BC Affiliate at View Point Conference

The BC Affiliate will be participating at the View Point educational conference in Vancouver on April 20, 2024, an event supported by Fighting Blindness Canada on the latest information in vision health and research. This will be a good opportunity to network and promote public awareness of who we are and what we do, while learning more about what they have to offer. Registration is free for anyone wishing to attend.


Sector News & Events


Fighting Blindness Canada's View Point Vancouver

View Point brings you the latest information on vision health and research. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from top vision health experts, explore resources, and meet other individuals and families affected by vision loss. 


Event Details

When: Saturday, April 20, 2024Time: 2 - 6:30 p.m. (registration opens at 1 p.m.)Where: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, University of British ColumbiaAddress: 6163 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1Cost: Free to attend (registration required)


If you need assistance with registration, email or call 1.800.461.3331 ext. 246


Accessible Canada — Accessible World Conference

An international event dedicated to advancing accessibility and inclusive design across various domains such as standards, policy and journalism.


Conference Details:

Event: Accessible Canada — Accessible World ConferenceDate: May 27–28, 2024Location: Concordia University, Montreal, 1450 Rue Guy, 9th floor, and onlineWebsite:  


Media Clippings






Podcast Corner


Catch up on all the latest Triple Vision podcasts.




Scholarship Program is Open!

The 2024-2025 AEBC/Allyant Scholarship Program is open. The application deadline is Friday, May 17th, 2024. For more information, visit the Scholarship page of our website


Annual Membership Renewals

If you are an annual member, a reminder that your membership is up for renewal. AEBC issues memberships according to its fiscal year. Therefore, membership runs from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. Any memberships paid on or after January 1, 2024, are valid through to March 31, 2025. Annual memberships are $10 each, and upgrades to a Life-Time memberships are a one-time payment of $100.

If you are not already a member, read more on our website on the many benefits of joining our vibrant community!Our preferred payment method is CanadaHelps secure payment processing. Visit this link for an accessible online form for processing your payment.If you do not wish to pay online and would prefer to e-transfer or send us a cheque, please contact us for instructions.


Upcoming AEBC Events


Chats & Other Events

Check out our EVENTS CALENDAR for posted dates and links to information about events.


National Public Chats: Join us every Friday at 4PM Pacific, 5PM Mountain, 7PM Eastern

BC Affiliate Public Chats: Join us Thursday Nights at 8 PM Pacific

Halifax Mid-Week Meltdown: The Halifax Chapter hosts a monthly "Mid-Week Meltdown" on the first Wednesday of every month at 8 PM Atlantic


AEBC National Board Meeting Dates 2024

April 15, 2024: Private Board meeting with silent members

May 27, 2024: Public Board MeetingJune 17, 2024: Private Board MeetingJuly 22, 2024: Public Board MeetingAugust 2024: no meeting, possibly Board opportunity sessionAll meetings begin at 4 PM Pacific 7 PM Eastern


Annual General Meeting 2024

The 2024 AGM will be held in person in Vancouver, BC at the River Rock Casino Resort September 22, 2024. We will be designing a special day including a guest speaker, luncheon, and AGM meeting. Members will be able to attend in person if desired. We have a limited number of hotel rooms available at a reduced rate. Please email Carol at if you are interested in reserving a room at the hotel. The AGM will also be streamed live using Zoom and members across Canada can join virtually.


About Us


The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a national charitable organization committed to empowering blind, partially sighted, and deafblind Canadians to lead a life filled with opportunity, inclusivity, and equality. We advocate, support, and strive to make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of their visual abilities. Together, we can create a brighter and more accessible future for all.

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