ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE UPDATE

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ATTEND THE EAST GWILLIMBURY ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S JUNE 11 2011 PUBLIC FORUM ON HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ADVOCATE FOR ACCESSIBILITY

May 19, 2011

SUMMARY

Whether or not you live in beautifulEast Gwillimbury Ontario, located in York Region, everyone is invited to attend the June 11, 2011 public forum/workshop on how to effectively advocate in your community for accessibility for persons with disabilities. The keynote speaker will be AODA Alliance chair David Lepofsky. East Gwillimbury is in Sharon, just near Newmarket, and no more than a one hour drive from midtown Toronto.

The event's theme is "Accessibility in the Past, Present and Future".American Sign Language interpretation will be provided. Refreshments will be available.

When…

Saturday, June 11, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where…

Civic Centre

19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario

Brought to you by the East Gwillimbury Accessibility Advisory Committee

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to hear from the non-partisan AODA Alliance, ask questions, and learn more about what Accessibility Advisory Committees within the Region of York are doing for persons with disabilities to improve access to your communities, buildings and parks.

Since 2005, the non-partisan AODA Alliance, a community coalition, has led the campaign to achieve a fully accessible Ontario by 2025, as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requires. Its predecessor, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act Committee (which Mr. Lepofsky led from 1995 to 2005) spearheaded the non-partisan community-based campaign to get Ontario's accessibility legislation enacted.

The AODA Alliance extends a huge thank you and congratulations to the East Gwillimbury  Accessibility Advisory Committee for organizing this event. That this local Accessibility Advisory Committee is organizing this event shows how deep-rooted is the grass-roots support for our campaign for a fully accessible Ontario.

We hope you can come…

Together, let’s be inspired. Together, let’s be informed. And together, let’s learn about how we can accomplish equal access for all.

Please RSVP before June 3 to Margaret Gaukel via email at marric@neptune.on.ca or Michal Fairburn via email at michal.fairburn@sympatico.ca. Alternatively, by regular mail to: Attn: Marg Gaukel/Sarah Clayton, Accessibility Advisory Committee, 19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, ON, L0G 1V0. Faxes may be sent to Sarah Clayton at 905-478-8545. Please provide names of attendees and their affiliations. If any specific accommodations are required, please advise the organizers of this event as soon as possible.

Please pass this announcement on to others and encourage them to attend. This is open to everyone, whether or not you live in York Region