CPD Board member, Leslie Yee, is a very deserving candidate for the award as she is a tireless advocate for persons with barriers to accessibility, all the while with a smile on her face. Well done Leslie! Very proud! https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/8665673-leslie-yee-named-holnbeck-award-winner-for-2018/#.Wx-sgfzz_pU.facebook
National Accessibility Week (NAW) 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. National Accessibility Week was initially conceived by Rick Hansen, following his Man in Motion world tour in 1987. Events are… Continue Reading National Accessibility Week: May 27 to June 2, 2018
This may be old news to some, but for others Be My Eyes is a great example of technology making the world a smaller place and connecting people for the power of good! Read on to learn more… “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app designed to bring sight to the blind and visually… Continue Reading Be My Eyes
CPD is seeking volunteers to help out with a couple of events. On Saturday July 1, Canada Day, we need volunteers to help with a demonstration of a few adaptive sports at the cultural gathering at Del Crary Park. This will happen from 10:45 to 11:30, before the parade. Activities: will… Continue Reading Volunteer Opportunities
Sonia Guthrie wins 2017 Gord and Arbie Holnbeck Award for helping people with disabilities in Peterborough By Joelle Kovach Monday, June 5, 2017 11:58:51 EDT PM Sonia Guthrie, centre, receives the 2017 Gord and Arbie Holnbeck Award from Mayor Daryl Bennett, left, and the Holnbecks’ son Brian Holnbeck, right, on Monday, June 5, 2017 at… Continue Reading
Chex Daily Show Caley Bedore came to interview some of our members who were at the Peterborough Axe Club. This activity was part of the regular scheduled Active Together program and it was covered by the media because of the timing which coincided with National Access Week. In the video segment, Caley discusses the what… Continue Reading Chex Daily Show
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 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.