Abilities Centre Ottawa (ACO) is a not for profit organization, led by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to building a fully inclusive and accessible space for people of all ages and all abilities. In pursuing the goal of a society that welcomes and includes everyone, the ACO, modeled after the successful 125,000 square foot recreational facility in Whitby, ON, will be designed, administered and staffed to create a community facility that offers opportunities to exercise, compete, train, learn, create, perform and recover and to do so together in an environment that builds on what we all have in common.
Already, through community-based programming, ACO is supporting children and youth, with and without disabilities, in achieving their recreational and educational goals, contributing to the research initiatives of universities and medical faculties, creating networks of informed and committed community leaders, and educating students of all abilities about both the challenges and opportunities that are part and parcel of the movement toward a society that is fully participatory and inclusive.
Bruyere hospital excels in the provision of evidence-based health care and services for the vulnerable and medically complex, with a focus on persons who require sub-acute, geriatric or palliative care. Bruyere is the sole provider of complex continuing care in Ottawa, a specialized program of care for medically complex patients who require hospital stay. a program which aims to improve and maintain function for patients, providing them with services, support, and a possibility of transition back to the community.
CNIB passionately provides community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. Founded in 1918, they are in their 100th year of operation – and celebrating a century of changing individual lives and society as a whole.
Council for Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) formerly known as the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the Handicapped (COPOH), was created by people with disabilities in 1976 to provide support for all people with disabilities who seek the opportunity to go to school, work, volunteer, have a family, and participate in recreational, sport and cultural activities. The CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an accessible and inclusive Canada.
David Berman Communications helps you identify then responsibly fulfill objectives, through strategic consultation, accessible communications design, Web strategy, analysis, and training. We share knowledge and experience one-on-one or through keynote speeches and courses given around the World. Our team of professionals delivers universally accessible Web, Internet, and intranet design, branding, graphic design, wayfinding, and accessible gap analysis and development. When we design for the extremes, everyone benefits.
The March of Dimes DesignAbility® Program is a volunteer organization that utilizes the ingenuity of skilled volunteers to help people of all ages overcome physical barriers through the creation of customized assistive devices. Projects completed through the DesignAbility® Program help increase people’s independence and allow people to live more fulfilled lives.
The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and employment programs. Through our work, we help our clients remove barriers so that they can live independent lives and become active members of the workplace and society. Specializing in education and workplace empowerment, we have served over 30,000 people since 1984.
OpenConcept is a team of web experts specializing in the Open Source & the Drupal CMS, with almost 20 years of experience in building secure, scaleable, inclusive and sustainable solutions for the non-for-profit, public and private sectors. As a Certified B Corporation, we strive to build a better internet by shaping Open Source Software to be more secure and accessible.
The Paul Menton Centre was established in 1990 and is the main support centre for students with physical, mental, and learning disabilities on campus. The centre works to create a more accessible learning environment through special support plans for students, allowing them to learn to their fullest potential.
READ stands for Research, Education, Accessibility and Design.
Building on Carleton University’s well established reputation as a leader in providing access to students with disabilities, the READ Initiative demonstrates the level of involvement and expertise that Carleton already has in the disability/accessibility field and endeavors to propel Carleton into a global leadership role in creating a world that is accessible and inclusive.
The Tetra Society of North America’s purpose is to create customized assistive devices that support independence and enhance quality of life for people of all ages with physical disabilities. The Tetra Society believes that people are not solely restricted by their disabilities but by obstacles in their living environment. Created by volunteers, Tetra devices facilitate a wide range of activities, including mobility, communication, household assistance, eating/drinking, vocational/education needs and recreation. Skilled technicians, designers and engineers are matched with persons with disabilities seeking as much independence as possible in areas such as child development, self-care, school, work, and leisure. Working one-on-one with the client they produce assistive devices that aid in achieving these goals.
Neil Squires Society https://www.neilsquire.ca
The TIM program is aimed at entrepreneurs, people who want to work for start-up companies, and people who want to work for the organizations which support startup companies. Students have a variety of backgrounds which is beneficial when collaborating both inside and outside the classroom. TIM is a masters level program leading to a Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) degree, Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree, or a Master of Entrepreneurship (M.Ent.) degree. The objective of this program is to train aspiring entrepreneurs on creating wealth at the early stages of company or opportunity life cycles. The program is a joint initiative of the Sprott School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering and Design and is designed to shape the future of engineers and entrepreneurs.