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September 9, 2005
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation plans on "Getting Services Right for Torontonians with Disabilities"
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation held its first public consultation
session this month called "Getting Services Right for Torontonians with
Disabilities." The session was held at East Metro Youth Services and parents,
caregivers, youth, adults, older adults and service providers all expressed
their points of view.

Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is holding 12 more sessions throughout
the City of Toronto to get feedback on creating welcoming environments,
developing new program ideas and improving accessibilities at indoor and
outdoor facilities. Sign Language Interpreters and Attendant Care services will
be available for sessions upon request.

The feedback will be used to help act on the recommendations specific to
disability that are outlined in the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Strategic
Plan, "Our Common Grounds." The three recommendations are:
  • Provide physical activity opportunities and leader-in-training programs in partnership with other agencies for youth with a disability or special need
  • Develop partnerships to improve programs for children with disabilities
  • Increase percentage of Torontonians with disabilities in registered programs by 1000 per cent.

For more information on "Getting Services Right for Torontonians with
Disabilities" or to attend one of the sessions visit or call 416-394-8531 or TTY 419-394-8534.

Media contact:

Parks, Forestry and Recreation Hotline



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