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 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.

CWDO's Report on the Fed's Consultation on Accessibility Legislation


A federal government consultation on accessibility legislation was held in Toronto on February 8. A representative from CWDO was there.

There was such an overwhelming response to the pre-registration, that a second ballroom was in place across the hall. Our rooms were linked together for opening comments, including comments from the Hon. David Onley, formerly the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  He has been appointed the Ontario Champion for accessibility as it relates to this legislation.



International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) reminds us that our progress has been measured in decades, not days, and that the timetable for making our province accessible takes even longer.

CWDO Contract Opportunity

CWDO is offering a contract opportunity to a self-employed individual to conduct policy research, provide consultation services, and write reports documenting your findings.


This opportunity will be of particular interest to people who are beginning their careers and seeking experience in policy analysis of disability-related policies, programs and services in Ontario.