The Coalition promotes the elimination of barriers for all disabilities.
Everyone is different. Accommodations and supports need to be individualized. Generating awareness about the barriers to persons with disabilities is key to achieving full inclusion in our province and our communities.
We define Disability as follows:
“Disability results from the interaction between persons with limitations, including physical/mobility, mental health, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication, pain-related, and sensory limitations, whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature; and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”
Through delivering awareness sessions, we educate others about the physical, attitudinal, and systemic barriers that still exist for persons living with disabilities. Education and awareness of these barriers is the most important step that we can take toward removing them.