Live with a phy­si­cal di­sa­bi­li­ty for few hours

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

The an­nual ce­le­bra­tion of the In­ter­na­tio­nal Day of Per­sons with Di­sa­bi­li­ties ( IDPD) is De­cem­ber 3rd of each year in conjunc­tion with the World Pro­gram of Ac­tion concer­ning Di­sa­bled Per­sons, which was adop­ted by the Ge­ne­ral As­sem­bly of the Uni­ted Na­tions in 1982. It aims to fos­ter an un­ders­tan­ding of di­sa­bi­li­ty is­sues and to pro­mote sup­port for per­sons with di­sa­bi­li­ties while al­so en­su­ring their di­gni­ty, rights and well­being. It is es­ti­ma­ted that more than 2% of ser­ving mem­bers and over 6% of DND em­ployees cur­rent­ly have per­ma­nent di­sa­bi­li­ties. For the oc­ca­sion, CFB Bagotville held a di­sa­bi­li­ty awa­re­ness event on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 2nd, un­der the theme: "In­clu­sion counts: fos­te­ring ac­cess and em­po­werment for all." This ac­ti­vi­ty was in the form of a con­test where eve­ryone had to live with a phy­si­cal di­sa­bi­li­ty for the mor­ning. A big thank you goes out to Des­jar­dins Caisse des Mi­li­taires and the Ca­nex, who ge­ne­rous­ly of­fe­red four gift cards as prizes for the con­test ( a to­tal va­lue of $ 300).

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