May 31 to June 6, 2020, is National AccessAbility Week. This is a time for Canadians to promote inclusion and accessibility in our communities and workplaces, and celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also a time to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces who are actively removing barriers to give Canadians of all abilities a better chance to succeed.
By bringing Canadians together to recognize the valuable contributions of persons with disabilities, we are strengthening the collaborative effort needed to create a country that is fully accessible and inclusive.
Easter Seals Ontario supports all efforts to improve accessibility in Ontario for children and youth with physical disabilities. Together with our donors we strive to improve accessibility by helping children and youth get the the equipment they need to access their homes and community and be included at school and in the community. In addition, Easter Seals provides fully accessible recreation programs at our camps for over 800 children and youth each year.
Find out about National AccessAbility Week by visiting The Government of Canada website.
RED T-SHIRT DAY – Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Show your support for persons living with disabilities, accessibility and inclusion by wearing red on May 29, 2019.
By wearing red on Red T-Shirt Day on June 3, 202029, individuals can show their support and join others across Canada in creating a visible display of solidarity for persons who are living with disabilities, and the importance of creating a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities in all aspects of life in Canada.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, post a selfie or a photo of you with your friends, classmates or colleagues — all wearing your red t-shirts — on social media. Don’t forget to tag @EasterSealsON and use the hashtags #EasterSealsOntario, #AccessAbilityForAll, and/or #RedForAccessAbility.