[community] Fwd: Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
jmitchell at ocadu.ca
Wed Jun 23 00:58:28 UTC 2021
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1. Ontario Providing Accessible Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
The Ontario government announced it is investing $3.7 million in a partnership with the Ontario Community Support Association<https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu21118854.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DlD4dx-2BnG5q0hGva6EtJJPVj5jbcrJ-2FhbQU-2BvewMphKMkupYxih5y91EJRqK160QBgPW3aTIyti7F-2BcGuaE-2BWMeQK7SQvXI-2BfQxfD7tnecxfoOQBYeTI2EZdzqMUCCE5YEslB-2B9Vbmq2HNa27GFT8KqPa9fa-2Bwao1qjBFtS6sbGGvP4ANIRQa0R5xN0bTMdn7vLUZSXpOvNyxLNjFUft7nKY6U2-2FAE1tidvr66OTgMzppSp16mH1qPglTGWSbLB-2FtT4sP_-2FHSq8yd8utfHK4-2BMT5PlIjK3XHXoh4zP5iU-2FO-2B2LZsAsQ-2BaIRx3VCXGQRq6-2FDQqae800J2hvfn5kVrMysWSVNWwWbp4AWnqARHJcTYWXy4nKbsX-2Bt792Dh-2F86J-2BdIhOy2wAqxokkCazDp2UCquk2DMYGmghT21xAQ3DXrnEfI-2BgS8yUQosnLuk5AV-2B2lSV0Hjzc7-2B0cZgUkzHn-2FOKz34ANgR4RWnqT6w3ZpNi9HRHTs-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cjmitchell%40ocadu.ca%7Cd537ce9b98c84daf047708d935e08f76%7C06e469d12d2a468fae9b7df0968eb6d7%7C0%7C0%7C637600061435779538%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=3D6r%2Bj1o%2BLIh5j1w0dCN%2BnojiokM52UBpA9eTUQnnII%3D&reserved=0> to help people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, get to and from vaccination sites so they can get their shot and help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The Accessible Drive To Vaccines program<https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ontariocommunitysupport.ca%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cjmitchell%40ocadu.ca%7Cd537ce9b98c84daf047708d935e08f76%7C06e469d12d2a468fae9b7df0968eb6d7%7C0%7C0%7C637600061435789533%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Rfgu9mLNPLjrTRqPhyIowGYFKu4FT6qXTTY4cntIP9I%3D&reserved=0> will ensure that anyone who wants a vaccine is able to by connecting eligible individuals with staff and volunteers who will drive them to and from local vaccination sites across the province. This includes individuals who have not yet received their first shot, or anyone who may require additional support to access their second.
This initiative will focus on helping people who do not have access to accessible transportation through family, neighbours or community organizations. Getting as many Ontarians as possible vaccinated is a critical part of the government’s strategy to fight COVID-19.
* Individuals must have a vaccine appointment booked for the date of transportation requested.
* Eligible individuals must be a person with a disability within the meaning of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
* Depending on logistics it may be the same driver both ways or two separate drivers.
* One caregiver or support person will also be permitted to accompany the person on this accessible transportation initiative.
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