Aces and arospec people are often isolated in our home communities; events like this one are valuable opportunities for us to come together, talk about important issues in our lives, and meet people who share our experiences. For many of us, just meeting other aces and arospec people is a unique and life-affirming moment, and an (un)conference like this is a bid deal! But we need your help!
Ace Toronto is an unfunded, grassroots community group. We deeply appreciate RyePride for providing the space for the conference, but the space alone isn’t enough.
We still need to raise $5,000 for ASL interpretation ($3,500-$4,000), food and other things to make the conference accessible.
Most of the money to make this conference possible will come from community members like you!
**** Please check out our Fundraising Site and share it on your social media! ****
If you are a representative of an organisation that might be willing to support our conference fundraising efforts, please check out out Information for Organisations. We can offer valuable training for staff and/or volunteers in return for financial support.
Ace Toronto is deeply committed to creating an accessible, inclusive space where attendees will be comfortable and able to participate fully in the conference. In order to accomplish this, Ace Toronto is ensuring that attendees accommodations are met.
We recognise that barriers to accessibility come both from the space itself and from how people treat each other within that space. We already plan for the following things to be in place at this conference:
- Scent-free space requested of all attendees (& provision of unscented soaps in the washrooms)
- Check out our Scent-Free Guide
- ASL interpretation
- All-gender washrooms
- Wheelchair accessibile space (elevators and ramps; doorways that people can navigate, etc.)
- more specifics coming soon
- Accessible food provided (make sure to list your needs on your registration form)
- Respect guidelines in place
More information is available on the Conference Accessibility page.