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National AccessAbility Week

WHEREAS: National AccessAbility Week is taking place from May 29 to June 4, 2022 this year, and relates to many of the topics and meaningful discussions we continue to have at the TCDSB;

WHEREAS: National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities and to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities and workplaces that are actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion;

WHEREAS: Easter Seals is just one example of an organization participating in National AccessAbility Week and on June 1, 2022 (Wednesday), Easter Seals invites everyone to participate in Red Shirt Day by wearing Red to support AccessAbility and Inclusion which highlights their support for people living with disabilities;

WHEREAS: Canadians are pledging to take individual and collective action to help create a fully accessible and inclusive society that honours and values the contributions of people of all abilities and in all aspects of life; and

WHEREAS: Red Shirt Day is a day when people across Canada come together and wear red in schools and workplaces in order to create a visible display of solidarity for people and families living with disabilities.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: TCDSB proclaim every Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week Red Shirt Day to help advance accessibility awareness beginning on June 2, 2021; and

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: TCDSB students and Staff be encouraged to wear something red to support National AccessAbility Week and to promote messages of support for people and families living with disabilities.