There are a number of significant days recognizing persons with a disability. ETFO encourages all Ontarians to learn about and mark these days.
The first week of May is Mental Health Week. This annual, national event encourages Canadians to learn, engage, and connect with others about mental health.
National AccessAbility Week. This annual, national event celebrates the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and the ongoing goal to create a barrier-free society.
World Mental Health Day is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote action on supports for mental health.
In 1992, the United Nations established December 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). This is annual day of observance is intended “to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.”