International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2010

December 3, 2010

Caring Community

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life.

This year the United Nation’s theme is: Keeping the Promise: Mainstreaming Disability in the Millennium Development Goals Towards 2015 and Beyond.

About 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability. That’s one in seven people, or approximately 17,000 people in the City of Guelph. Over the next 20 years, as the population ages, the number will rise to one in five Ontarians.

For more information about the Millennium Development Goals please visit http://www.un.org/disabilities/

To learn about the City’s accessible services, programs and facilities, please visit http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?subCatID=1037&smocid=1622

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