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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  This year, the United Nations has declared the theme to be: Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.

“Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability.

Persons with disabilities, “the world’s largest minority”, often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society. Barriers can take a variety of forms, including those relating to the physical environment or to information and communications technology, or those resulting from legislation or policy, or from societal attitudes or discrimination. The result is that persons with disabilities do not have equal access to society or services, including education, employment, health care, transportation, political participation or justice.”

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2011/08/18 – Community Consultation on Affordable Housing

You are invited by the Accessible and Affordable Housing Working Group of the Accessible Housing Society  to a community consultation promoting secondary suites as a housing option for persons with disabilities.

August 18, 2011

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

CNIB

15 Colonel Baker Place NE, Calgary

RSVP 403-242-6672 ext 123

The Accessible and Affordable Housing Working Group was created to function as a catalyst for change, to educate, and to strategize on how our Calgary communities can best address the needs for adequate, appropriate, accessible and affordable housing. The working group is a diverse mix of people that includes individuals with lived experience; professionals involved in civic, social service and housing issues; representatives from the private sector; and people from the community at large – all dedicated to the expansion of affordable and accessible housing in our Calgary communities.