Including young and old in Pointe-Claire
Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées
To mark the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées, the Mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, is proud to highlight the many actions that the City has taken to make our infrastructure easier to access for all members of the community.
“The City of Pointe-Claire believes that it is important to implement ways to improve access to its buildings and activities in order to encourage all residents to participate,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
In this perspective, an adapted counter was installed at the Central Library, and three access ramps have been added to the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, including one leading to the outdoor stage.
At Kinsmen Park, the reconstruction of the chalet provided an opportunity to make it entirely accessible, while Clearpoint, Valois and David-W.-Beck Parks feature adapted swings and paths optimized for wheelchair users.
The upcoming development of Tony-Proudfoot Park will set an example in this regard with plenty of accessible and inclusive facilities. In addition to a swing for wheelchair users, the playground equipment will offer an isolated area where children can relax, an access ramp, and interactive panels. A roller slide that prevents static electricity will also be installed and will allow children who use a hearing aid or who are touch-sensitive to slide safely.
Also, in order to improve the camp experience of children with special needs, the Teen Camp has an accessible bicycle.
Finally, people with special needs are invited to obtain a Carte d’accompagnement loisir (CAL), a card offered by the Association québécoise pour le loisir des personnes handicapées (AQLPH) that allows their companion to access activities offered by the City or any participating partner free of charge.
“It is important for everyone to be able to access and take advantage of all City services. We will continue our actions in a process of constant improvement and we will continue to listen to your needs,” said Mayor Belvedere in conclusion.
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