National AccessAbility Week

Americas, Events, News, May 21 2018

National Accessibility Week LogoCANADA: May 27 to June 2, 2018, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also a time to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces who are actively removing barriers to give Canadians of all abilities a better chance to succeed.

We need to change the way we think, talk and act about barriers to participation and accessibility, and we need to do it right from the start, not as an afterthought. An inclusive Canada is one where all Canadians can participate and have an equal opportunity to succeed in their workplaces and communities.

National AccessAbility Week aims to bring this perspective to the forefront for Canadians, and highlight some of the important initiatives the Government of Canada and its partners are undertaking to bring about this change.

Join this year’s celebration and find out about National AccessAbility Week activities scheduled in your area. You can also use their toolkit to further promote accessibility and inclusion in your community.

They are very appreciative of the information many of you shared regarding activities, events and communications you are planning for the Week.  If you haven’t shared your plans with them yet, simply email Bruce Tate at bruce.tate@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca.

If you would like them to consider including your event on the National AccessAbility Week webpage, be sure to include the date and time, location, event/activity and website link.

Follow @AccessibleGC on Twitter, Accessible Canada on Facebook and follow the hashtag #AccessibleCanada and #AccessAbility for the latest information.

Re-posted with permission

Source: Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/national-accessability-week.html

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