December 2, 2011 - International Day for Persons with Disabilities Dec 3, 2011
The International Day for Persons with Disabilities is a day not only for advocacy, but also for reaffirming a commitment to expanding accessibility and recognition for persons with disabilities.
Defined by the United Nations as “those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,” persons with disabilities continue to face significant obstacles within Saskatchewan.
Late last week, representatives from the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour met with two Weyburn women who were fired from their long-time jobs in order to make room for temporary foreign workers.
Today, and every year on the second Wednesday of April, people around the globe will celebrate the International Day of Pink.