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New Year's Greeting 2024

Looking back over the past year and looking forward to 2024, I thought I would step out of the strong circle we all at CCD have created together and appreciate the people of our intersectional, cross disability and Deaf communities.

Holiday Seasonal Message from CCD

“May this holiday season be a time of peace, gratitude, and hope.” ~ Ian Young, CCD Secretary

Chairperson's Update - December 2023

In this edition of the update, we are sharing information about some of our key activities over the last few weeks.

Disability and Work Conference – CCD Chairperson Heather Walkus and CCD 1st Vice Chair Ingrid Palmer hosted the 2023 Disability and Work conference which took place in Ottawa on November 29 and 30, 2023.

Raising Awareness – CCD has been active in the media. We do this to raise public awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities are facing.  Check out the following media pieces:

International Day of Human Rights

Today, December 10th, 2023, CCD commemorates International Human Rights Day. The theme for this year is Freedom, Equality and Justice for All. 

This is the 75th anniversary of the International Declaration of Human Rights, which Eleanor Roosevelt referred to as the Magna Carta of all people. We recognize the role that John Humphrey, a Canadian with a disability, played in the development of the Declaration. Along with others, Mr. Humphrey prepared the first draft of the Declaration.

Nearly 3 in 10 Canadians have at least one disability: StatCan

Lyndsay Armstrong
The Canadian Press
Staff
Updated Dec. 6, 2023 8:18 a.m. CST
Published Dec. 6, 2023 6:03 a.m. CST

The number of Canadians with at least one disability has doubled in 10 years, a reality that should push governments to help reduce barriers to accessibility, says the head of a human rights organization.

Opinion: It's time we made room for people with disabilities

Author of the article:

Paul Lupien  •  Special to Montreal Gazette
Published Dec 03, 2023  •  Last updated 12 hours ago  •  3 minute read

On Dec. 3 the world celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s an opportunity to recognize the diversity of human abilities, and to raise awareness of the issues facing people with disabilities.

But in all honesty, it’s the only day of the year when we’re truly visible.

Weekly Email Digest for Information Sharing Purposes November 18 - December 1, 2023

Contents
Access
Section 508 Best Practices Webinar in Archives: Returning to the Office: Accessible Hybrid Meetings
W3C WCAG 2.2 Now Available
Accessibility Standards Canada | Quarterly Newsletter – December 2023 
Coming soon: 2023 Accessibility Progress Report 
Accessibility News - December 2023 
Health 
A Dementia Strategy for Canada 
Human Rights 

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