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Accessibility News

Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of all people and follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. We will strive to achieve an inclusive environment for our facilities, goods, services, employment, information and transportation.

National AccessAbility Week (May 29 to June 4 2017)

National AccessAbility Week puts accessibility front and centre. Awareness can make all the difference in removing attitudinal barriers and preventing physical barriers from happening in the future. It’s predicted that by 2036, 1 in 5 Canadians will identify as having a disability. While we have made great strides to make our City accessible for everyone, there’s still a lot of work we need to do. 

The Accessibility Office asked the question "What does accessibility mean to you?" and here are a few of the responses received:

Being defined by my ABILITIES not my disability

Freedom

Everyone is included and NO ONE is left out

Removing ALL barriers 

Equality 

Everyone gets to play together

Equality 

Accessibility is equity 

Barrier free accessibility means an improvement in the quality of life for those living with disabilities 

#Everyone Matters #Love 

Let's talk about mental health 

Inclusion not exclusion makes us stronger, better 

The ability to communicate my ideas professionally to the public and my peers 

Openness

Increased participation in the opportunities available in our community

The same thing for everyone

Inclusiveness