United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event
December 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The City of Ottawa is hosting an event to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 10-11:30am. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the event will be hosted virtually on Zoom.
Please join Deputy Mayor Laura Dudas, City Councillors, senior leaders, staff and residents in observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The United Nations theme for 2021 is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”
Deputy Mayor Dudas will provide remarks and a proclamation of observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Jeff Willbond, the Director General of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, will then provide an update on the Accessible Canada Act and Jeff Poirier, Acting Director of the Policy, Education, Monitoring and Outreach Branch, of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, will speak to the impacts of COVID-19 on people with disabilities and Human Rights in Ontario.
Please register Online by December 1st at 12:00 p.m.
To promote the inclusion of all participants, American Sign Language (ASL), langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) and continuous real-time captioning will be provided for the event. Simultaneous French translation will also be available.
When you register, please advise if you require any additional disability-related accommodations to participate in the event.