December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
For International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the City of Pointe-Claire wishes to raise citizens’ awareness of this reality and highlight the actions the City has taken to create an inclusive and welcoming community environment on its territory.
With its Municipal Action Plan for the Social and Professional Integration of Persons with a Disability, the City has been committed for many years to building a society where everyone can grow and put their skills to work. In this regard, the City can count on the observations and recommendations of its Accessibility Committee to bring forward new ways to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
Over the last year, our teams have eagerly attended training and awareness sessions to learn how to identify avenues for social inclusion and acceptance so that they can better support and promote accessibility and awareness objectives.
We are very proud of having inaugurated the Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre in September, with universal access to its indoor facilities and the Lake Saint-Louis shoreline.
Lastly, so that everyone can enjoy themselves, adapted modules are regularly added to the City’s parks: in 2020, four cognitive game panels were installed at Cedar Park Heights. In summer 2022, a universally accessible comfort station will be built at Tony-Proudfoot Park. This small building will include two toilet stalls equipped with change tables and sinks, as well as a water fountain. This project was made possible with an $83,000 grant funded in part by the Government of Canada through its Enabling Accessibility Fund.
Each year, the City is proud of the concrete actions it takes, and will continue to propose solutions so that each and every resident can reach their full potential in the community.