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Independent Living Canada celebrates National AccessAbility Week

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National AccessAbility Week (NAAW), which takes place from May 30 to June 5, 2021, is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and highlight the work of individuals and organizations in promoting accessibility and inclusion.

By reducing barriers to inclusion, people with disabilities can better access employment, education, services and resources, and therefore enjoy full participation in economic, cultural and social life in Canada.

This year, Independent Living (IL) Canada, along with 24 other Independent Living centres from coast to coast, will be celebrating NAAW virtually through a variety of online programming. Information about ways to get involved in NAAW will be available on IL Canada’s website and Facebook page.

“National AccessAbility Awareness Week is a time to celebrate the things we’ve accomplished during COVID and bring people together virtually to our Independent Living centres across the country,” says Anne MacRae, National Executive Director of IL Canada. “Throughout the pandemic, our network has worked hard to support people with disabilities, and we invite people across Canada to help us celebrate the resiliency and creativity of our community, the mutual support that people with disabilities provide one another, and enjoy opportunities to get involved that are created by us, for us.”

Independent Living centres are designed to facilitate greater independence through the active and meaningful involvement of persons living with any form of disability in all aspects of their lives.

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About Independent Living (IL) Canada

Founded in 1986, Independent Living Canada is a national non-profit association of Independent Living Centres led by and for people with disabilities who promote the Independent Living Philosophy. IL Canada supports the development of Independent Living Centres, and provides education and leadership for its member organizations, partners and communities.


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