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ABLE2 Moments May 2024

Join us in Empowering Lives for 50 More Years!

As ABLE2 turns 50 years old, we invite you to join us in Empowering Lives for 50 More Years! Be part of the legacy of making Ottawa more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities in your community.

Learn more about how your support will reduce barriers, improve accessibility and positively affect mental and physical health to help people with disabilities be an active member of their community.

Learn more here

Thank you for making EiTM24 a success!

Thank you for supporting the 28th edition of Evening in the Maritimes. It was a SHELL of a good time!

We are thrilled to share that the event has raised over $375,000 to support direct-impact programming and services for people with disabilities and their families in Ottawa.

If you were an attendee, check your email for an invitation to answer a survey! There's an opportunity to win TWO (2) tickets to EiTM 2025! Hurry! You have until Friday, May 17, 4pm to answer the survey and enter the draw!

We’d also like to give a HUGE shout-out to our event sponsors and partners for helping us to make the event a success!

Check out the full gallery of photos for EiTM24 here.

SEA you next year!


ABLE2's Annual General Meeting will be on June 12, 5pm at the ABLE2 office, 312 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa.

Refreshments will be provided to attendees.

Register here.

Federal Budget 2024: Canada Disability Benefit by Heather Lacey

"We need to continue to remind the government of their promise to people with disabilities, and to all of us that regardless of ability all people will be treated with dignity, and respect and seen as valuable, able and important."

Read the full blog post from our Executive Director, Heather Lacey on the outcome of the Canada Disability Benefit in the 2024 Federal Budget here.

Work with ABLE2

ABLE2 is seeking a Resource Coordinator - 20 hrs / week to deliver on a project to increase access to justice for front-line workers.

Read the full job posting and how to apply here.

Volunteer Corner

April was a busy month for our volunteers! But we did it!

ABLE2 would like to say THANK YOU! to all our volunteers for coming out to be a part of the just concluded "Impacting Lives" Volunteer Appreciation Event. We hope you enjoyed the museum tour, the treats and the program we have prepared for you. Check out the photos from the event here.

Thank you as well to the event volunteers at the Evening in the Maritimes, especially, to the Accessibility Team!

We are grateful for the time and effort you dedicate to our organization. Your contributions make a significant impact, and we appreciate everything you do.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at volunteer@able2.org

We are excited to announce that our Volunteer EDIA (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility) Training will be taking place from May to June 2024. This training is designed to provide our volunteers with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone.

Dates: May 27th - June 30th, 2024

Format: Online sessions (via HR downloads)

You will have more information about the training in coming days.

Volunteer Referral Program

As announced at our Volunteer Appreciation Event, we will be launching a Volunteer Referral Program starting next year. This program is designed to encourage and reward our volunteers for referring new volunteers to our organization. Stay tuned for more information in our upcoming newsletters.

Tag ABLE2 in Your Celebrations!

We want to celebrate with you! Whether you're marking a milestone, achieving a goal, or just having a great day, we want to be a part of it. Please tag us (@ABLE2) on social media so we can join in the celebration and share your joy!

The heat is on! The Ottawa Race weekend is on May 25-26!

It's that time of the year! The Ottawa Race Weekend is only a week away!

Every year, roughly 40,000 people from Ottawa and abroad get together and show their community spirit! This year, you can show your support for people with disabilities in your community, by donating to ABLE2 or to a participant running for ABLE2 in The Ottawa Race Weekend!

We are grateful for everyone who has run for ABLE2 at The Ottawa Race Weekend, and supported the team over the years! Thank you for making significant strides in building a more inclusive community for people with disabilities!

Show your support here!

In the community

graphic of Suzart Productions The Lightning Thief The Percy Jackson Musical with a relaxed performance on May 22, 2024 at 2pm. Book by Joe Tracz and Music and Lyrics by Rob Rockicki

Suzart Productions will have a "relaxed performance" of their upcoming production, "The Lightning Thief," on May 25 at 2pm!

The "relaxed performance” will provide a welcoming, inclusive and sensory sensitive environment for the audience.

Get your tickets here!

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting a free webinar on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) application on May 29, 2pm.


Topics include:

  • DTC and eligibility​
  • How to apply ​
  • Updates and advantages​
  • Claiming and transferring the DTC
  • Digital application form​
  • Resources​

Register here.

ADAPTIVE LIVING EXPO is on June 1st! Ottawa's official expo dedicated to showcasing inclusive, accessible, adaptive living solutions for every age & ability.

Discover the latest innovations in adaptive technologies, assistive, accessible products, and supportive homes & communities. Chat with experts in the field who will be sharing their knowledge and insights through interactive workshops and presentations.

Free admission and parking.

Learn more here.

Connecting Ottawa and The Law Foundation of Ontario is hosting an Information Session on The Family Justice Centre - A Virtual Legal Clinic for Family Law Issues.

Date: Tuesday June 4, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Speakers: Jason Goodman, Director, Pro Bono Students Canada, Family Justice

Learn more here.

Connecting Ottawa and The Law Foundation of Ontario is hosting an Information Session Repairs and Maintenance in Rental Units - Who is Responsible and What to do when there's a Problem?

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Suzanne Larose, Paralegal, Community Legal Services of Ottawa

Learn more here.

ABLE2 Programs

ABLE2 provides direct-impact programming and services to facilitate growth, development and independence, reduce loneliness and isolation, build skills, remove barriers and improve mental and physical health for people living with disabilities in the Ottawa area.

Learn more about ABLE2's programs & services

Other Community Resources

Service Coordination Support

Whimble - On-demand attendant services

Connected Canadians - Technology training and support for older adults

OC Transpo Travel Training Program

211 Ontario

Developmental Services Ontario: https://www.dsontario.ca/

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services: Services for adults with Developmental Disabilities

AccessNow App - Rate and find Accessibility Features of places around the world!

Thank you to our supporters!

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Government of Canada logo with text displayed: Funded by the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund
Text displayed: Community Services Recovery Fund with logos of the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada

Princess Warrior Charitable Fund – Ottawa Community Foundation

Harry E. Foster Charitable Foundation.

Do you have any concerns or questions about ABLE2's programs or services?

We have an external feedback and concerns resolution policy and procedure in place.

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