March of Dimes Canada celebrates Barrier-Free Design at Missassauga's Meadowvale Community Centre


MARCH OF DIMES CANADA CELEBRATES MEADOWVALE COMMUNITY CENTRE
City of Mississauga receives Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Each year, March of Dimes Canada takes an evening to recognize exceptional community partners and employees.

‘The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act mandates new buildings to meet specific accessibility requirements,’ stated Andria Spindel, CEO and President of March of Dimes Canada. ‘but the City of Missisauga went above and beyond, and they deserve to be recognized for creativity, and for consulting with people who have disabilities.’

The City of Mississauga recently accepted the Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design. The award goes to the owner of a building or facility that’s been designed or renovated with special attention to accessibility. 

The original centre was demolished in 2014, and rebuilt to make the entire facility accessible. Everything from the barrier-free entrances and the library to the pool, picnic area, and fitness centre are available to all Mississauga residents, whether they have mobility or other challenges or not. 

‘We’ve come so far, in terms of making our public buildings accessible, and Mississauga is leading the way. We’re grateful and happy to celebrate their achievement,’ said Spindel.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Tina Siegel
PR and Media Coordinator, March of Dimes Canada
Phone: 416.425.3463 ext. 7258
Cell: 416-606-0541
Email: tsiegel@marchofdimes.ca

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March of Dimes Canada is a nationally registered charitable organization providing support services to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers across Canada. Our goal is to enhance the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities every day through a wide range of programs and services across Canada.  For more information, please visit www.marchofdimes.ca or call 1-800-263-3463. 


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