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Monday April 24, 2017


 

In 2016, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities launched a national consultation with the words, “We have made considerable progress in making our society more inclusive, but there is still work to do. Canadians with disabilities continue to face barriers in their daily lives. What does an accessible Canada mean to you? Please take the time to participate in our online consultation or to attend one of our public sessions in person. Together, we will make history."

 Making History, Together

On February 8, Janet Munro, Stacy Gilchrist and I attended an “in person” session of the accessibility consultation as several L’Arche folk from other communities had done in their cities. I had helped write L’Arche Canada’s submission but this night I was there to support Janet and Stacy, friends with intellectual disabilities, to speak for themselves, to share what was important to them.

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