International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

In 1992, the UN designated December 3rd the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The observance of the Day “aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”[1]

DABC’s mission is to support people, with all disabilities, to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community. We understand the importance of recognizing IDPD. We want to acknowledge that this year has been particularly emotionally charged for many Canadians with disabilities. As a number of Canadians with disabilities have turned to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) due to a lack of financial/social supports and safe, affordable housing, organizations and individuals have continued to urge the government to make the Canada Disability Benefit a reality.

We celebrate the resilience and strength of people with disabilities, while striving for a world where our community doesn’t need to be quite so resilient in order to survive, let alone thrive.

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