PROCLAMATION: National AccessAbility Week
May 30 – June 5, 2021
National AccessAbility Week was established in 1987 following Rick Hanson’s 40,000 km Man in Motion Tour; and
National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity:
- to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities; and
- to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion; and
one in five working-age Canadians have at least one disability. Many persons living with disabilities face barriers in the areas of employment, information and technology, transportation, housing, education and recreation; and
we all benefit from a society and an economy without barriers to inclusion. When persons with disabilities can participate in all aspects of society, including accessing employment, resources and services, it enriches Canada and its economy; and
the BWG Accessibility Advisory Committee is committed to increasing public awareness and breaking down barriers faced by persons with disabilities.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim May 30 – June 5, 2021 as National AccessAbility Week in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.