International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Region hosts sixth annual International Day of
Persons with Disabilities
On Dec. 2, the Region of Peel hosted its sixth annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) with insightful speakers, exciting award presentations, informative vendor displays and engaging roundtable discussions to help promote accessibility in Peel. Over 250 Peel residents, accessibility advocates, special dignitaries and Regional staff attended the full-day conference, which celebrated Positive Images of Disabilities.
Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Emil Kolb, Regional Chair
The 2009 IDPD was hosted by the Region’s Accessibility Planning Program and Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). The event featured remarks from Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services; Michelle Amerie, well-known writer and artist; Jeff Preston, Member, Accessibility Standards Advisory Council of Ontario and motivational speaker. In a special presentation, the Region’s 2009 Accessibility Award was presented to the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and six accessibility awards were presented to Regional staff for their accessibility achievements over the past year.
Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services
For information about this year’s accessibility award recipients or the Region’s Accessibility Planning Program, contact Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist at 905-791-7800 ext. 4778 or visit www.peelregion.ca/corpserv/makingway.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s event a success! Stay tuned for information about next year’s conference. We look forward to seeing you there!
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