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Fleming Rec and Leisure class, Active together Ambassadors and TIMS Coordinator after a successful Time in My Shoes program delivery on March 6, 2017TIMS at Fleming College with Rec. & Leisure students!

On March 6, 2017, approximately 30 Recreation and Leisure students at Fleming College had the opportunity to participate in a Time In My Shoes (TIMS) program designed specifically for them.  They had the opportunity to navigate their school using vision simulation goggles and learning how to act as a sighted guide; they used wheelchairs to… Continue Reading TIMS at Fleming College with Rec. & Leisure students!

Accessibility Champion Awards 2017 – Nominations Open!

This award will be presented to businesses and organizations in the City of Peterborough who demonstrate a commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Those recognized will be leaders in our community ensuring everyone has equal access to live, work and play.

Deadline: Submit nominations by May 12, 2017 (Originally May 5, extended to May 12, 2017)

Click on the following link to download nomination form package Accessibility Champion Award Call for Nominations Form 2017Learn more about the Accessibility Champion Awards on our Awards & Recognition page.

The Accessibility Champion Award will be presented during National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) beginning on May 29, 2017.

Access Ontario info graphic: Access Ontario info graphic.  360,000 Ontario businesses and organizations affected by Ontario's accessibility las.  It helps them meet the needs of people with disabilities and attract their growing spending power. In the next 20 years, an aging population and people with disabilities will represent 40% of the total income in Ontario - that's $536 Billion!  A more accessible Ontario is good for our economy and our communitities.  Improved accessibility in Ontario can help generate up to: $9.6 Billion in new retail spending and up to $1.6 billion in new Tourism spending.  www.accesson.ca

 

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

Photo of a man playing sledge hockey; a sport designed to allow persons with a physical disability to play the sport of ice hockey.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.