Ophira Calof

Ophira’s single, ‘Still Standing’, is out now.
Proceeds go towards medical research into Ehlers Danlos Syndromes!


Musician, accessibility advocate and educator

Ophira is a vocalist and artistic creator living in the centre of the universe, otherwise known as Toronto. After watching her first musical at age 3, she decided that she wanted a career in the arts, and hasn't looked back since. She studied opera performance at UBC before chronic illness decided to interrupt her degree, leading her to develop a great relationship with Netflix and her bed. A few years, several diagnoses and a couple of surgeries later, Ophira is back to her old tricks with a special passion for exploring concepts of illness and disability through art.

The ILC Presents:

#StillStanding Campaign

Help us reach our goal of $200,000, supporting research into Ehlers Danlos Syndromes

From The Blog

NewsPersonal Writings
October 26, 2017

The Life of a Wheelchair

Sometimes I wonder about the life of my wheelchair. It’s been living with me for over four months now, and in that time we’ve gone through a lot. From crashing…

NewsPersonal Writings
July 12, 2017

Why #StillStanding?

This campaign is me, fighting for my life and the lives of those around me, the best way that I know how. I can’t physically take to the streets and I’m too tired to yell.

All I can do is offer a glimpse of my world. All I have is what I am. Here. Not always upright, but still standing.

NewsPersonal Writings
June 29, 2017

What You Don’t See

I didn’t set an alarm the night before, because I knew I’d need my rest. I took it easy all day, staying within my apartment building. I had a nap…