Volunteer Opportunities

Seeking Volunteers!

Time in My shoes

We are expanding our Time in My Shoes experiential, accessibility awareness program to reach more youth in schools and the greater community.

If you live with a disability and enjoy sharing your story with others to increase understanding around disability and inclusion, this might be a perfect opportunity. 

We are looking for individuals who are comfortable communicating in front of groups and have a strong belief in inclusion.  Training is provided in areas of communication, self-advocacy and leadership. 

Facilitators for youth and adult programs required.

Call or email Jason King, Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering with the TIMS program at  or call 705-874-8661.

Board Members

Seeking Passionate Volunteers Who Believe in Equal Opportunity for All!

The Council for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) recently completed an organizational renewal process led by Laridae that supported the transition from a small volunteer led non-profit, to a charitable organization ready to grow and explore exciting new projects led by staff. As part of this transition CPD is looking for new board members who are willing to roll up their sleeves and support this next phase of growth.
If you have expertise in areas of finance, governance, fundraising, communications, legal, or areas of disability and are looking for an opportunity to make a difference – we need you! 

If interested please download and fill in our CPD-board recruitment form 2016-V5 and return to or mail to: CPD, 175 George St., Peterborough, ON. K9J 3G6.

National Access Awareness Week Committee

National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) is an opportunity to bring together, in the spirit of partnership, individuals, organizations, businesses and different levels of government to affect meaningful changes in the daily lives of persons with disabilities. NAAW was initially conceived by Rick Hansen, following his Man in Motion world tour in 1987[1].

The Council for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) celebrates National Access Awareness Week each year during the last week in May, this year we will be celebrating NAAW from May 28 to June 3, 2017. CPD’s Access Awareness and Education Committee (AAEC) and staff organize events involving a wide range of community partners to spread the word on creating accessible, inclusive communities.

National Access Awareness Week’s mission is to challenge all Canadians to affect change resulting in equal access and full participation of ALL people, with diverse abilities, in all aspects of Canadian life.

[1] Inspired by the dream of creating an accessible and inclusive world and finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI), Rick Hansen set out on a journey that would make history in 1985—the Man In Motion World Tour (MIMWT).
For 26 months, he and his team wheeled over 40,000 km through 34 countries raising awareness about the potential of people with disabilities, creating accessible and inclusive communities, and finding a cure.
While the MIMWT ended in 1987 in Vancouver, Rick’s lifelong journey to make a positive difference in the lives of others was just beginning. (excerpt from: Rick Hanson website )

Call or email Jason King, Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering with the TIMS program at  or call 705-874-8661.

Communications team

CPD has a lot of great things happening within our own organization, and would like to promote the work of other great initiatives supporting equal access and opportunity for persons with disabilities in our community. 

We need volunteers to help with:

  • researching great story ideas
  • writing content for our blog, e-newsletter etc.
  • taking photos and video clips

If you have these skills and would like to share them with us, or if you are interested in learning, we will provide training.  Come join our Communications Team to help us share great stories!

Call or email Jason King, Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering with the Commuications Team at  or call 705-874-8661.

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We have hard copy files that need to be transcribed to a digital format in order to be accessible to all of our staff/volunteers.  If you have an attention to detail, are comfortable working with a computer and have good typing skills and are looking to share your expertise, we would love to meet you.

Call or email Jason King, Outreach Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering with the Commuications Team at  or call 705-874-8661.