National AccessAbility Week

By June 3, 2019June 6th, 2019Events, Issues, Resources, Uncategorized

The City of Mississauga is happy to support National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7. As we continue to find ways to make Mississauga a great place to be for all, there are a number of events and activities that you can take part in throughout the week.

National AccessAbility Week aims to change the way that we think, talk and act about accessibility and inclusion. Since the introduction of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2001 and the City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee was established in 2003, we have remained committed to ensuring that our facilities are accessible and barrier free. Our Multi -Year Accessibility Plan established in 2012 also demonstrates our commitment to ensuring everyone feels a sense of belonging in our city.

National AccessAbility Week Activities

Always a favourite, the Older Adult Expo at South Common Community Centre will showcase more than 80 exhibitors focused on older adult health as well as opportunities to learn about the City’s fitness and technology programs.

Also, be sure to check out the Accessibility Showcase in the Great Hall on Friday June 7, where you can learn about the many programs and services offered to people with disabilities.

Throughout the week, you will also have the chance to:

  • Check out MiWay buses at Celebration Square and watch as staff demonstrate the various features that make them accessible.
  • Join Traffic Management & Municipal Parking in Celebration Square as we partner with the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) to demonstrate how to use the audible pedestrian signals on Mercer Avenue.
  • Meet a therapy dog and boost your spirits at Erin Meadows Library.

Mississauga has truly become a leader in making our programs, services and infrastructure inclusive for all residents. Thanks to all of you who have been a part of this important work.

I encourage you to get out to as many events as possible throughout the week. For more information and a full list of events for National AccessAbility week, visit the Accessibility page on Inside Mississauga.

Stephen Dasko