Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Municipality to Celebrate National AccessAbility Week

From May 27 through to May 31, the Municipality of Meaford will be marking National AccessAbility Week. This is a week dedicated to the celebration and inclusion of people of all abilities.

The week’s events will be kicked off by flying the Municipality’s National AccessAbility Week flag on Monday, May 27 at the downtown Market Square flag poles. Each night for the remainder of the week, the water tower will be lit up in blue and yellow in recognition of accessibility as well.

On Wednesday, May 29, it is Red Shirt Day of Action for AccessAbility and Inclusion. It is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red to create a visible display of solidarity: to show their support for disabled people and their families, celebrate the achievements of disabled Canadians, and to pledge their commitment to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society. Red Shirt Day is an Easter Seals initiative and was first celebrated in 2019. The Municipality of Meaford will be recognizing and participating in Red Shirt Day.

On Thursday, May 30, the Municipality of Meaford will launch a video to ‘Celebrate Accessibility’ in the municipality. Check it out to hear from thoughtful residents of the municipality, previous and current elected officials, and municipal staff for their thoughts on the past, present, and future of accessibility in the municipality. This video is to showcase the accomplishments in the area of accessibility, but also highlights the Municipality’s commitment to continuing the work to make our community inclusive.

The Municipality of Meaford encourages feedback from the public on accessibility, including suggestions relating to new initiatives and how we can improve. Please visit www.Meaford.ca/Accessibility to provide feedback.

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