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​​​PROCLAMATION

National AccessAbility Week​

May 29 - June 4, 2022


​WHEREAS:

National AccessAbility Week was established in 1987 following Rick Hanson’s 40,000 km Man in Motion Tour; and

WHEREAS:

National AccessAbility Week is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities, and recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion; and​

WHEREAS:

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

WHEREAS:

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

WHEREAS:

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 29 – June4, 2022, as National AccessAbility Awareness Week in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.​​


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FLAG-RAISING

The flag-raising will take place on Monday, May 30 at 6:00 pm (outside) at the BWG Leisure Centre (471 West Park Ave.)​