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!
Wheelchair curling at Snofest at 12pm on Saturday, January 14 at the Peterborough Curling Club. Chair yoga on Thursdays (Jan. 12 – Feb. 16) from 1-2pm with Restore and Renew at Sadleir House, or the Paralympic series sporting bonanza at the Peterborough YMCA every Saturday from 3-4:30pm! Try sitting volleyball, boccia, goal ball and more. … Continue Reading New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Made Easy!
Are you intimidated by yoga because you can’t get to the floor with ease due to injury, inflexibility, disability or age? If so, Gentle Chair Yoga may be for you!
The Council for Persons with Disabilities is hosting a Gentle Chair Yoga Class through Restore and Renew Yoga from January 12th, 2017 to February 16th, 2017. This class is for all ages and abilities – yoga is for everyone!
We are running this 6 week session on Thursdays from 1-2pm, with social time following from 2-3pm (light snacks provided). The classes are located at Sadleir house, 275 George St. N., Hobbs in Peterborough. Room is wheelchair accessible.
Registration is required. Please call CPD at 705-876-8441 and leave your name and contact number, or email . The cost of this program is covered by CPD’s Active Together program funded by the Ontario Government.
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
Wow, I am excited having just received confirmation of my selection to the para archery team for the 2015 Toronto Para Pan Am Games. Unbelievably it has been 15 years since my last multi sport games, the Sydney 2000 Paralympics. I started competing in the sport of archery as a person with a disability… Continue Reading Alec Denys – Para Pan Am Archer
Andrea Dodsworth has been a long time volunteer with community organizations such as the Council for Persons with Disabilities (CPD), the Kawartha Participation Projects (KPP), and the YWCA. Andrea also sits on numerous committees like the Accessibility Advisory Committee, the transportation and built environment committee and is always ready to provide her input on any… Continue Reading Andrea Dodsworth – 2015 Holnbeck Award Winner
National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) falls this year between May 24 – 30, 2015 and is an opportunity to bring together, in a spirit of partnership, organizations related to persons with disabilities, businesses and governments to affect meaningful changes in the daily lives of persons with disabilities. NAAW was initially conceived by Rick Hansen, following his… Continue Reading National Access Awareness Week! May 24-30, 2015
The Council for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is pleased to announce registration has opened for its 2015 Inclusion Conference on Inclusive Sport and Physical Recreation held at Fleming College, Sutherland Campus, on Friday, May 29, 2015 and the Adapted Sport EXPO held at Kenner Collegiate Vocational School on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Timing is perfect… Continue Reading 2015 Inclusion Conference – Active together: Inclusive Sport and Physical Recreation
On Friday morning, July 4, 2014, the city held a dedication ceremony for City Hall’s newest accessible ramp located in the northeast parking lot behind City Hall, providing barrier-free access into the building directly where the elevator is located. A plaque resides at the top of the ramp on the wall near the building’s entrance… Continue Reading Dedication of City Ramp
Opening Ceremonies took place at Lansdowne Place on Monday, May 28th with greetings from John McNutt, Chair of Council for Persons with Disabilities, MPP Jeff Leal, Mayor Darryl Bennett, and Country Warden J. Murray Jones. The Gordon and Arnie Holnbeck Award Presentations were given out along with agency displays and refreshments. Here are a few… Continue Reading May 28th – June 1st 2012 was National Access Awareness Week