Are you an individual with a disability looking to give back? Are you a friend or family member of someone in the accessibility community? Are you passionate about sharing your story to increase understanding and inclusion?
We strive to:
- Increase community capacity
- Communicate, educate and engage
- Create positive change
- To advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities.
- To promote public awareness and understanding of the needs of persons with disabilities.
- To encourage improved services which will allow persons with disabilities to live a full and productive life.
- To facilitate access to services in all sectors of the community.
- To liaise with all levels of government and agencies on policies and legislation affecting persons with disabilities.
The Council for Persons with Disabilities exists to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by promoting equality, opportunity and inclusion in the Peterborough region so everyone can contribute and thrive.
A community where all people are able to live, learn, play and work equally.
Our values are at our core. We continuously assess and take action to ensure they drive our company culture and govern everything we do.
Equity is our ultimate goal, representing the fair and just treatment of all. Every person of diverse ability is entitled to the same respect, dignity, equality, safety and security provided to other members of the community.
We believe all spaces must be barrier-free, accessible and safe for everyone, regardless of ability or experience.
We believe people with diverse abilities belong in every community. They have the right to be valued as respected members, able to participate in all aspects and spaces.
We believe communities and organizations are strengthened by the contributions and perspective of all types of people, regardless of ability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.
Every person should feel empowered to be autonomous members of the community, confident in their own capabilities to make choices for themselves.
All human beings have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and have their autonomy and personhood recognized. Everyone deserves to be seen for who they are, not just for what disability they have.