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International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3
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Re: International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3rd.
Building a more Inclusive and Accessible Canada where Canadians with disabilities can participate equally with others is a duty for all. The foundational shifts which have occurred have been spurred by persons with disabilities speaking out on barriers as well as solutions. The voice of people with disabilities and our organizations have been and remain the primary catalyst for change.
On International Day of Persons with Disabilities representatives of CCD will be meeting with elected officials to highlight the success of the disability rights movement in Canada and to call on government for continued support and collaboration. Ministers Flaherty and Kenney will host a breakfast on Parliament Hill on December 3rd to provide an opportunity for Members of Parliament to meet with CCD volunteers and others who provide the leadership and direction to the disability movement in Canada. CCD has shared with all MP’s a copy of our booklet "Celebrating Our Accomplishments” (see link below) which provides a snapshot of what has been achieved in the past 30 years as a result of supporting the voice of people with disabilities. This booklet provides a clear rationale for why ongoing support for the disability community is a critical investment - with significant return.
While much has been achieved much remains to be done. CCD seeks to address the disproportion poverty of Canadians with disabilities, improve labour force participation, and remove barriers to the built environment and new communication technologies so that we can live in a truly inclusive and accessible Canada.
For More Information Contact
Tony Dolan: National Chairperson of CCD cell 902 626-1752
Marie Ryan: Chair CCD Social Policy Committee cell 709-725-0701
Laurie Beachell: CCD National Coordinator cell 204 981-6179 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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