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

2014 Holnbeck Award

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

The Peterborough Centre for Independent Living

 The Peterborough Centre for Independent Living is now open and online! The Peterborough CIL provides information to individuals with disabilities, caregivers, and the general public about services and programs available to them in the City of Peterborough. Everyone who comes to the Peterborough CIL is free to make their own decisions, ask for assistance, and… Continue Reading The Peterborough Centre for Independent Living

PCPD Celebrates First Inclusion Conference

The Council for Persons with Disabilities is proud to celebrate the success of Peterborough’s first Inclusion Conference! On April 26 and 27, CPD teamed up with Heads Up for Inclusion to host Inclusion Conference 2013 at Fleming College. We welcomed over 100 people from across Canada to learn about accessibility and diversity. We also recognized… Continue Reading PCPD Celebrates First Inclusion Conference

Local Politicians Compete in Wheelchair Challenge for Access Awareness Week

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – Peterborough, Ontario: On Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:30 am, local politicians including Lesley Parnell and Dan McWilliams, along with Lois Tuffin, Editor in Chief of Peterborough This Week, will be rolling down to Peterborough Square from City Hall in a wheelchair challenge to support National Access Awareness Week. Opening… Continue Reading Local Politicians Compete in Wheelchair Challenge for Access Awareness Week