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.


Meet CWDO's Board of Directors for 2016-17

CWDO elected 14 people to the board at the Annual General Meeting on June 14th, 2016.


Get to know our board members by reading our board members' biographies.

CWDO's 5-Year Strategic Plan

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 our 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.


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.