May 26 to June 1, 2019, 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.
Easter Seals Ontario supports all efforts to improve accessibility in Ontario for children and youth with physical disabilities. Easter Seals improves accessibility by providing thousands of children and youth with the equipment they need to access their homes and community and be included at school and in the community. In addition, Easter Seals provides recreation programs at two fully accessible camps for over 800 children and youth each year.
Join this year’s celebration and find out about National AccessAbility Week activities scheduled in your area. You can also use this toolkit to further promote accessibility and inclusion in your community.
For more information, visit The Government of Canada website.
RED T-SHIRT DAY – Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Show your support for persons living with disabilities, accessibility and inclusion by wearing red on May 29, 2019.
Easter Seals is encouraging and inviting everyone to wear red on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year, as part of their activities to observe the event.
By wearing red on Red T-Shirt Day on May 29, 2019, 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, May 29, 2019, 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.