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.

CWDO is proud to be a full member of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.


CWDO's 11th Annual General Meeting

This is CWDO's Notice to Members of our 11th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., EDT. The meeting will be held on-line, in our accessible conferencing system.


How to join the AGM


Meeting Materials:



Notice posted on March 31, 2016


Take Action on Safeguards for Vulnerable Persons in a New Regime of Physician-Assisted Suicide

A Vulnerable Persons Standard campaign has been launched in support of assisted dying safeguards that will protect vulnerable people from harm.  It is being endorsed by organizations across the country - including CWDO.

Endorse the Vulnerable Persons Standard


Write your member of Parliament to express your concerns:




Get Involved!

CWDO has developed a new, 5-year strategic plan. We need the active support of members like you to reach our goals.



Please read CWDO's strategic plan. Then respond to this survey to let us know how you'd like to be involved.



Together we are stronger.

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.



Read Bakerlaw's proposed legislation on physician-assisted suicide (Accessible PDF).

CWDO's Newsletters

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


CWDO writes letters on important issues

CWDO is writing letters to raise awareness and encourage positive change.

Read our letters. Share your thoughts.

Worth Knowing...

  • CWDO became recognized as Ontario's representative on the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) in June, 2009.  We're honoured and proud to represent our members at this national table.