National Access Week in Peterborough aims to change attitudes on accessibility By Jessica Nyznik, The Peterborough Examiner Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:59:05 EDT AM John McNutt, Council for Person with Disabilities chair, front, and Michael Skinner, CEO and president of the Innovation Cluster, participate in an experiential program at the launch of National Access Week… Continue Reading National Access Week In Peterborough- The Peterborough Examiner
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
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
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
At the Access Awareness Week opening ceremonies Monday morning, May 26, 2014 at Peterborough Place, Mr. Alec Denys received the prestigious 2014 Holnbeck Award for advocacy on behalf those with disabilities. Mr. Denys is chair of the Peterborough County Accessibility Advisory Committee. Mr. John Morris, local musician and long standing, active member of PCPD, who… Continue Reading 2014 Holnbeck Award
Congratulations to Joyce Fee, this year’s Holnbeck winner and long time Access Awareness committee member, and to Andrea Dodsworth, another longtime and dedicated CPD member and winner of the Holnbeck Appreciation Award. For more information and a great photo please follow this link to the Peterborough Examiner’s article.
The Gordon and Arbie Holnbeck Awards are presented each year to a person or persons who have enhanced the quality of life for people with disabilities through volunteer work in our community. This year, the Holnbeck Award was presented to Peter Bascan. The Holnbeck Appreciation Award recipients were Joyce Fee and Alec Denys. Appreciation award… Continue Reading 2012 Holnbeck Award Ceremony