Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility. CAN recognizes that people with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions have multiple intersecting identities that affect their experiences and daily life. CAN represents and honours all identities by centering decolonization and using both an intersectional lens and disability justice framework.
CAN is dedicated to education, whether community members, government, businesses, organizations, and/or communities.
- supports members with groups like Chronically Queer, a peer-facilitated support group for 2SLGBTQIA+ folk with chronic health conditions;
- are a resource for disabled people (includes all disabilities, mental health issues, neurodivergence, etc.);
- delivers workshops on a variety of topics: Disability Awareness, Disability Justice, Gender + Sexuality, Imposter Syndrome, and Queer + Trans History;
- does presentations on a number of issues: accessibility, disability awareness, streetscapes, transportation, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ (Queer) issues, and privileges and oppressions; and
- does consultation work, engaging collaboratively to find creative solutions to, and educate about, barriers within communities.
Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods empowers people with disabilities, builds community, enables people to advocate for themselves and others, celebrates diversity, and amplifies lived experience.
- 7017 Werks Drive
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Last updated: August 31, 2021
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