Community Resources

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) | 613-380-8065
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right. The Association provides information on services and programs for students with disabilities nationwide, publishes a regular newsletter, and conducts research on issues of importance to its members.

The Canadian Association of the Deaf

Voice/TTY: 1 (613) 565-2882 |
The CAD provides consultation and information on Deaf needs and interests to the public, business, media, educators, governments and others. We conduct research and collect data regarding Deaf issues; issue reports on these studies; and provide expertise on them; develop and implement pilot programs.

Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) | 416-661-9611
CACL is a national member of Inclusion International, the international federation of associations working to advance the inclusion and human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario Students with Disabilities Constituency | (416) 925-3825
The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) represents more than 600,000 students nationally and 300,000 provincially. Both the national and provincial components include spaces for students with disabilities to develop and give feedback on campaigns and services oif the CFS.

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.

Disabled Women’s Network-Ontario (DAWN)
DAWN Ontario is the only provincial, feminist cross-disability organization in Ontario providing leadership in advocating for Inclusion and Equality of Women with DisAbilities.

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

416-929-4311 |
LDAO’s mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

Mad Student Society
The MSS Mandate is to build a community of Mad Students that engages in peer support and advocacy for Mad Students in institutions of post-secondary and adult education.

A Legal Resource Cenre for Persons with Disabilities (ARCH)

Voice: 416-482-8255 ext.229 TTY: 416-482-8255
ARCH provides a range of legal services to people with disabilities who live in Ontario, disability advocacy organizations, and the legal profession. The information available on this website is not intended to be legal advice.

Ontario Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD)
Ontario Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf (ORAD) is a not for profit organization serving Deaf, deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing people who are LGBTTIQQ2S* communities in the Province of Ontario.

Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OCSCO) | 416-785-8570
OCSCO’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario’s seniors through offering education programs, policy and research, information, referral, counseling, research materials, outreach and support, self-help and volunteer programs.

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

1 (800) 449-6367
130 Spadina Avenue, Suite 302 Toronto
SSO make a positive difference in the lives of people, families and communities affected by schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses.

STEPS for Youth Program - Mental Health Services at St. Michael’s College

416-864-6060 |
The Starting Treatment Early for Psychosis Service (STEPS) for Youth program is designed to provide early intervention services for youth aged 16 to 23 experiencing signs and symptoms of what may be a first episode of psychosis.