International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society for all”.
Queens Park made the announcement today that:
“For the past 20 years, Canada has joined countries around the world to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate the headway made and at the same time to reaffirm our commitment to enhance the participation of people with disabilities. The contribution of people with disabilities has been central to that progress, as has the contribution of organizations that represent people with disabilities through many varied partnerships.
The Government of Canada is committed to removing barriers and creating more inclusive and accessible communities and workplaces for Canadians with disabilities. Through Economic Action Plan 2013, the government is strengthening federal programming for Canadians with disabilities and helping them get the skills and training they need to prepare for and find work.”
Click here to read about the announcement made by The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, on November 29, 2013, of new support for Canadians with disabilities, through the Accessible Biz Connections program offered in partnership with March of Dimes Canada.
The government has also created the Family Caregiver Tax Credit, and are helping families plan for the future with the Registered Disability Savings Plan.
Read more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the United Nations website.

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