by Aristotle Domingo / May 6, 2019

April Limb Loss Awareness Month – In Review

A study conducted in 2016 found that there are approximately 300 thousand adult Canadians affected by limb loss. In the...

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Limb Loss Awareness Month
by Aristotle Domingo / April 1, 2019

Declaring April as Limb Loss Awareness Month

The Amputee Coalition of Toronto is declaring April as Limb Loss Awareness Month to observe, share and celebrate individual stories...

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Achilles St. Patrick’s Day run
by Michael Armes / March 18, 2019

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day Run/Walk/Roll

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Achilles St. Patrick’s Day run in Toronto, Ontario. On March 17th, 2019...

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Ableism
by Michael Armes / March 3, 2019

Ableism in Our Lives

Ableism. The discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities, both physical and mental. Put in the context of the community...

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Ottawa Bus Crash Victims Logo
by Jason Lucci / February 10, 2019

An Open Letter To​ The Limb Loss Victims of The Ottawa Bus Tragedy

The Amputee Coalition of Toronto would like to offer its heartfelt support to those affected by limb loss as a...

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by Michael Armes / January 27, 2019

You’ve Changed, and That’s Okay

You can amputate someone's limb, not their character. That doesn't mean a person won't change, and there's nothing wrong with it if they do.

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wearing a prosthetic in the winter
by Aristotle Domingo / January 14, 2019

Surviving the Winter Months

A post for amputees wearing a prosthetic in the winter. Although there is not much snow on the ground, winter...

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by Michael Armes / December 30, 2018

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Well, the last day of 2018 is upon us and it seems like a great opportunity to look back on...

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by Aristotle Domingo / December 17, 2018

Going Somewhere? Travel Tips for Amputees Part 4: Your Hotel

We're hoping that you have landed safely now en route to your hotel, resort or Air B&B. We recommend that...

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One-Handed Gadgets
by Jason Lucci / December 3, 2018

Helpful One-Handed Gadgets For Upper Limb Amputees

After losing an arm I was forced to research and test multiple tools in order to facilitate my needs and...

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Travel Tips for Amputees
by Michael Armes / November 21, 2018

Travel Tips for Amputees Part 3: At the Gate and In the Air

I've made good progress getting my life back after amputation. One of the things that had me apprehensive though, was...

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Cleaning Prosthetic Liners
by Aristotle Domingo / November 6, 2018

Prosthetic Liners – Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Cleaning your prosthetic liners should become part of your daily hygiene routine. Regular cleaning of anything touching your skin is an easy and effective way to keep your limb healthy.

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Travel Tips for Amputees
by Aristotle Domingo / August 24, 2018

Going Somewhere? Travel Tips for Amputees Part 2: TSA

Prosthesis checked. Bags packed. Medical bag in tow. Ride to the airport booked. And now you are at the airport...

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by Jason Lucci / August 6, 2018

Grieving The Loss of An Amputated Limb 

The information written below comes from my own experience and no two people are alike. If this blog post reaches...

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Members of the Amputee Coalition of Toronto in a group photo.
by Aristotle Domingo / July 30, 2018

The Amputee Coalition of Toronto is Growing

My heart is full. The Amputee Coalition of Toronto held its First Annual BBQ on Sunday, July 29, 2018, and...

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leg amputation
by Amputee Coalition of Toronto Member / July 15, 2018

Waiting, Wondering and Worrying…

It was a Friday morning when my surgeon pressed me for a decision about amputation. He had an opening in...

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by Megan Lucci / July 3, 2018

June Wrap Up

It's time again for another monthly wrap-up! This month we started off with a special invite from Ottobock Canada to...

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Going Somewhere? Travel Tips for Amputees Part 1: Before the Trip
by Aristotle Domingo / June 25, 2018

Going Somewhere? Travel Tips for Amputees Part 1: Before the Trip

Travel Tips for Amputees Here you'll find travel tips for amputees. If you have not yet traveled with assistive devices...

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by Aristotle Domingo / June 4, 2018

Summer Tips for New Amputees

With the Summer season upon us, everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, long daylight, patios, pools,...

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May Wrap Up
by Megan Lucci / May 25, 2018

May Wrap Up

Thanks to everyone who came out for our May Potluck and Blue Jays vs. Oakland A’s group outing! We hope...

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@access_unity
by Amputee Coalition of Toronto Member / May 6, 2018

Let’s Get Accessible!

One of the things I worried about the most when I knew I had to undergo amputations, was my social...

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by Aristotle Domingo / May 4, 2018

Shaquem Griffin’s Draft into the NFL and what it means for the Amputee Community

Amputee Coalition of Toronto founder, Aristotle Domingo, sat down for a live interview with Ben Mulroney on a local Toronto...

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by Jason Lucci / April 29, 2018

Being Active As An Amputee

Fitness is important for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out on your new journey as an amputee...

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3 people talking and smiling
by Megan Lucci / April 5, 2018

Giving Hope, Strength, And Confidence That There Is Life After Amputation

Limb loss is a traumatic experience, regardless of the reason for amputation, and can impact different areas of the amputee’s...

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by Jason Lucci / April 4, 2018

If you don’t know what to say or do when crossing paths with an amputee, just ask

Michael Armes, third from left, with the Amputee Coalition of Toronto group. The group visited Nathan Phillips Square on April...

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