Fleming Rec and Leisure class, Active together Ambassadors and TIMS Coordinator after a successful Time in My Shoes program delivery on March 6, 2017

TIMS 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!

Andrea Dodsworth getting ready for some wheelchair curling!

New Year’s Fitness Resolutions Made Easy!

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!

Restore and Renew Yoga instructors: Lisa and Stephanie.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.

 

 

CPD's Joyce Fee and Jason King accept OTF plaque from MPP Jeff Leal

CPD receives 3 year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for TIMS program

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

Photo of Andrea Dodsworth proudly displaying her Holnbeck Award with her husband Marc.

Andrea Dodsworth – 2015 Holnbeck Award Winner

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! May 24-30, 2015

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 cover of the 2015 Inclusion Conference Program

2015 Inclusion Conference – Active together: Inclusive Sport and Physical Recreation

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

Dedication of City Ramp

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

May 28th – June 1st 2012 was National Access Awareness Week

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