Welcome to Citizens with Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO)


Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO) actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, and member support and referral.  Our primary activity is public education and awareness about the social and physical barriers that prevent the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ontario.

Join us for our Annual General Meeting

CWDO is holding its Annual General Meeting online on June 13, 2017, at 7:30 pm in our Auditorium 1. Please register if you plan to attend.

This year, we will have 2 guest speakers you won't want to miss:

  • Susan Picarello, new Assistant Deputy Minister for Accessibility and Ontario's Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities
  • Alexis Buettgen, CWDO Researcher investigating the employment situation for Ontarians with disabilities 

Meeting Materials:

Membership and Nomination Forms:

CWDO Project Researches Barriers and Gateways to Participation

As this project unfolds over the next 18 months, we will build a comprehensive picture of Ontario programs, policies, services and activities that improve or limit the participation and inclusion of people with disabilities. The project focuses on several key areas of participation including employment, human rights, transportation, access and inclusion legislation, technology, international issues, and ending of life ethics. Read Report #1. Read Report #2.

CWDO Attends Federal Government Consultation on a National Accessibility Act

CWDO attended a federal government consultation on a national accessibility act on February 8, 2017 in Toronto. Over 200 people were in attendance.

CWDO's Submissions on Physician-Assisted Suicide

CWDO has been actively engaged in promoting safeguards for people with disabilities when new legislation permitting physician-assisted suicide becomes law in the new year.

Read our submission to the federal government's External Panel on Legislative Options in Response to Carter vs. Canada.

Read the results of CWDO's members' survey on physician-assisted suicide.


CWDO's Newsletters

CWDO has been offering a newsletter to over 1,000 subscribers since 2009. Please sign up!