Monday, October 22, 2012

We need your help!

Hey everyone!

We are competing for a chance to win some cash from the Aviva Community Fund. The competition is based on a voting system, the more votes you get the better your chances are of winning! You can vote once per day so if you've got a couple of spare moments in each day over the next few weeks click here and please vote for us! Voting starts at noon today!

Inspired by Terry Fox, our dream is to hit the road in a vehicle equipped with a mobile shop, make our way across the country and create change in different communities along the way. We truly feel that our Community Ramp Project has the capability of touching every community across the country and based on the huge success of our past projects we know that it will make everyone's lives easier and ultimately help create a more inclusive society free of physical barriers.

Vote for us!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cranbrook Ramped!

Here are some photos that we have received from Lori Montcalm of Cranbrook British Columbia. Lori was inspired to take on her own Ramp Project in Cranbrook after she caught Michael and I talking about the initiative on Canada A.M. back in July. We are over the moon, our campaign has spread wings!

Congratulations Lori, John from the Cranbrook Home Depot and the rest of your crew for a job well done!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Motion Passed by City Council!!

We have some incredibly exciting news to share on this Thanksgiving weekend holiday Monday, it goes really well with pumpkin pie... oh soooooo sweet!

Last week Toronto City Council passed a motion supporting the StopGap initiative, it was past on Wednesday in a unanimous vote. The motion was proposed by Ward 10 Councillor James Pasternak and seconded by Councillor Adam Vaughan.

We haven't quite learned what this entirely means at the moment but we do know that the matter has been sent to the Disability Issues Committee so they can identify ways that StopGap can be incorporated into strategies related to the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

We plan on meeting with both councillors and the Disability Issues Committee in the near future and will keep everyone posted on what transpires! With hopes we will start to see new legislation implemented that will ease/ amend current building code and bylaws.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012