Government of New Brunswick

May 28 – June 3, 2017 and theme “We Need In.”

Disability Awareness Week (DAW) continues the tradition of National Access Awareness Week first established in 1988 to promote better community access for people with disabilities.  This campaign happened in response to a request from Rick Hansen following his Man in Motion World Tour. For ten years, a national committee coordinated planning for the Week in communities all over Canada. In 1998, a decision was made in New Brunswick to continue celebrating an annual awareness week but with a new name to ensure that all issues related to persons with a disability could be promoted. 2017 marks the 30th consecutive annual Disability Awareness Week in New Brunswick.

Activities for Disability Awareness Week are coordinated at the provincial level by the Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons supported by a provincial Executive Committee. Local groups will also organize community projects across the province. Disability Awareness Week covers all types of disabilities and all age groups in partnerships with any interested supporters.

 

DAW 2017 Events

DAW Kick-off

The Kick-Off host, MIRA, is looking for individuals with a disability who may want to showcase their talents during the Kick-Off. If you are interested, please contact Mira at 1-877-502-6472

Annual Legislative
Breakfast

Tuesday, May 30 - Fredericton
RSVP Required

Walk & Roll – Fredericton

Friday, June 2nd - 12 noon

 

DAW Awards, Contests and Promotional Items

Several contests are being held this year to help organizations promote Disability Awareness Week activities. These are designed to foster discussion and a better understanding of the challenges facing more than 125,000 persons with disabilities living in New Brunswick.

Contests

We will no longer be selling promotional items, however a limited amount of promotional items will be available at DAW events.

 

MORE
Date:Event:Region:
12 MayWalk & Roll - GearyGeary
18 MayDisability Awareness Employer BreakfastFredericton
26 MayWalk & Roll - CaraquetCaraquet
Date:Event:Region:
01 JuneWalk & Roll - Baie-Ste-AnneBaie-Ste-Anne
01 JuneTOWN HALL MEETINGSaint John
01 JuneWalk & Roll - MonctonMoncton