AccessAbility Day


This week, I had the pleasure of attending the City of Ottawa’s 14th annual AccessAbility Day.


AccessAbility day is an accessible initiatives showcase hosted each year by the City. The day’s celebrations focused on employment and were co-sponsored by the United Way’s Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN). The City officially presented EARN with a proclamation declaring June 1, 2017 AccessAbility Day in Ottawa.


The event also recognized the François Dupuis Recreation Centre as it was inducted into the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessible Cities Award Circle of Excellence. The recognition from the Rick Hansen Foundation praised the Centre’s accessibility for all users, including those with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities.


As a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, I am honoured to bear witness to the great steps forward we as a community undertake each and every day to create a City that is accessible to all residents.


I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to the Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre for all of their hard work in building an accessible work environment. I would also like to thank all those who were in attendance at the event as well as the Rick Hansen Foundation for their continued efforts to promoting accessibility across the Country, and EARN for their continued support.