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Shay Erlich

Canada - Ontario


Shay Erlich is a hard of hearing, multiply disabled, and genderqueer child and youth care practitioner, accessibility consultant and artist. Shay holds a MA degree in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University and is co-director of The Cyborg Circus Project, a disability led arts collective offering arts education, performance and social support to disabled young people aged 16-35 in Canada, centred in the Greater Toronto Area. With over 10 years of accessibility consulting experience within community practices and frontline social services Shay has also recently expanded their consulting practice to include the performing arts.

Areas of Interest:

  • Performing Arts
  • Community Arts
  • Craft
  • Music
  • Sound Art
  • Dance / Movement Arts


  • Practicing artist or maker
  • Trained professional service provider or consultant
  • Community member
  • Art instructor


  • ASL Interpretation
  • Captioning
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Consulting

Identifies with:

  • Disabled
  • d/Deaf
  • Mad
  • Neurodiverse
  • Survivor
  • Feminist
  • Queer

Past Events

Introduction to Disability Inclusion in Community Arts

This workshop is aimed at providing foundational knowledge to community arts facilitators and programmers about best practices in including…