On Thursday December 17, 2015, local MPP Jeff Leal stopped by the holiday lunch for Council for Persons with Disabilities to share the exciting news that it had received a $227,300 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Funds from the grant will be used to hire a Community Outreach Coordinator, to help bring in peer… Continue Reading CPD receives 3 year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for TIMS program
Peterborough Council For Persons With Disabilities (CPD)
The Council for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all persons with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, in all aspects of life; to promote education and awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities and to encourage improved services to allow persons with disabilities to lead full and productive lives.
Facts on Disability
More than 3.6 million Canadians have one or more disabilities. That translates into 1 in every 8 Canadians. Statistics Canada defines disability as “persons with disabilities are those who have a physical, mental or health condition that reduces the kind or amount of activities they can do.”
Disabilities can range from sight, hearing, mobility, intellectual, mental health, and “invisible” disabilities such as heart and pulmonary conditions.
There are more people with disabilities living at home than there were 20 years ago, when many people with disabilities were “institutionalized”.
As our population ages and the number of people with disabilities increases, we need to look at ways to make our communities universally accessible.