June 13, 2022, 5 p.m.

University Women's Club of Toronto, Zoom Speaker Series Presents:

Kate Chung and Thea Kurdi, "The Crisis In Accessible Housing - For All Of Us"

Kate Chung is the Toronto-based chair of the Housing Committee of the Older Women’s Network and co-chair of the Accessible Housing Network, a collaboration of non-profit Canadian organizations, advocating in support of people of all ages to live as they wish, in housing that is fully accessible.  Thea Kurdi is the President of DesignABLE Environments.  She is an affiliate member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments, with over 20 years of experience in barrier-free and universal design for architectural projects. On June 13, 2022, Kate and Thea will bring together their perspectives as community activist and architectural planner in their Zoom presentation for the University Women's Club of Toronto:  “The Crisis in Accessible Housing – For All of Us.”  


They will include their views of the results of the June 2 Ontario parliamentary election and what those results will mean for seniors and people with disabilities -- in effect, for all of us as we eventually experience temporary or permanent disabilities ourselves.


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April 14, 2022

Accessible Housing Virtual Town Hall 

with Toronto City Councillor Gord Perks

February 19, 2022

Webinar: The Crisis in Accessible Housing in Canada 

Access the Recording

Jointly sponsored by Canadian Unitarians for Social Justice and the Accessible Housing Network.

December 3, 2021 

International Day of People with Disabilities 

October 20, 2021. Webinar 

Activism: The Conditions for Change  

Fady Shanouda, Assistant Professor, Carleton University asks: Has too little changed? What can we learn from the past to inform our actions in the future?  Collective, accessible, cross-movement action must be our goal. 

The Conditions for Change (Presentation Recording

NOTE: The access passcode is: %g=JdR!5 

June 9, 2021 Webinar: 


Accessible Housing Network webinar calls for change to the AODA and Building Code to require that all new apartments & condos be accessible. 

Links for each of the presentations and the Q & A: 

  1. Tracy Odell, President of Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario (CWDO): 

2.  Thea Kurdi, Vice-president, DesignABLE Environments Inc.

3.  MPP Joel Harden, NDP Critic, Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities and Seniors

Q & A portion of webinar

May 20, 2021

Hear Co-chair Kate Chung's interview on AMI “The Pulse” 

Building Accessible Housing

MPP Joel Harden and MPP Suze Morrison speak to media at Queen’s Park rally Sept 14, 2020

NDP MPPs Joel Harden & Suze Morrison .jpg