The Council for Persons with Disabilities exists to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by promoting equality, opportunity, and inclusion in the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong region so that everyone can contribute and thrive.
A community where all people are able to live, learn, play and work equally.
We embrace equity, access, inclusion, diversity, choice, and respect.
The Council for Persons with Disabilities was established in 1989, acting as an advisory council for issues of accessibility, barriers which individuals with differing abilities encounter, and AODA compliance advising within the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong Region. Since the inauguration of the City of Peterborough Accessibility Advisory Committee in 2012, who assumed the responsibilities previously held by the Council for Persons with Disabilities, CPD is continuing its efforts in eliminating barriers through continued advising to the private sector and offering advocacy and educational programs within the community.
Active Together - works to increase opportunities to participate in sport and recreation in the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong city and county for persons with disabilities. CPD has a lending library of inclusive sporting equipment that is available for loan to schools and community groups and provides inclusive sporting demonstrations.
Time in My Shoes (TIMS) - is a hands-on experiential learning program designed to teach about accessibility and inclusion. TIMS is provided in two different sessions; one for youth supporting grades 4-8 and one for adults designed for businesses, organizations, and post-secondary institutions. The program offers interactive learning and experiential activities through assistive technology and specialized equipment, allowing participants to see first-hand the barriers individuals with disabilities encounter and understanding the power removing barriers and increasing access for all can have. Sessions are led by volunteers who have a variety of lived experiences and diverse abilities.
Your donation will enable CPD to continue to spread its mission, and deliver programming to the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong region, giving both students and businesses the gift of better understanding, and more inclusive thinking about the need for a society where everyone can live, learn, work and play equally.