The Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons is gearing up for the 27th annual Disability Awareness Week in New Brunswick, bringing together all levels of government, caregivers, advocates, interested persons and persons with disabilities for a week to celebrate the many accomplishments achieved over the years to accommodate and include persons with disabilities in their communities, and to discuss plans and objectives for further improvement. This year's campaign will run from June 1 to 7.
The Right Person for the Right Job is the theme this year, intended to highlight fulfilling employment for persons with disabilities. Employers are encouraged to look beyond the disability and tap into the vast potential each individual has to offer.
To underline this year's theme, the council is presenting a number of contests and awards and will be hosting the Legislative Breakfast and Champions for Inclusion Workshop on June 3 at the Delta Fredericton on Woodstock Road, Fredericton.
The kick-off for this year's campaign will be held at Hotel Shediac on June 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is being hosted by CCRW in collaboration with NBESS, Youth the Future, CNIB, SEDHHS, MacDonald Centre for Independent Living and Community Employment Agency. The event will feature guest speakers. The annual Walk and Roll Challenge will be held on June 6 at the legislative assembly, beginning at noon.
The campaign is geared toward all New Brunswickers, regardless of age, region or ability. The Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons encourages everyone to organize or participate in an activity in their community to celebrate the week and to promote the theme - The Right Person for the Right Job.