Government of New Brunswick

May 29 - June 4, 2022
This year's campaign theme is “Adapt – Improvise – Overcome!”

The Premier's Council on Disabilities is proud to once again be organizing several province-wide events as part of Disability Awareness Week (DAW).  In addition, we will be offering ongoing advertising support to provincial and local community groups for any events that they are hosting.

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. 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. The main goal of DAW is to raise public awareness of existing barriers that prevent citizens with disabilities from full and equal participation in all aspects of their community and what may be done to correct these problems. We also want to celebrate examples of best practices and advancements made towards full inclusion for citizens with disabilities.

The DAW awareness campaign targets the participation of communities large and small across New Brunswick to create positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities.

Activities for Disability Awareness Week are coordinated at the provincial level by the Premier's Council on Disabilities. Local groups will also organize community projects across the province. Disability Awareness Week covers all types of disabilities and all age groups in partnership with any interested supporters.

DAW is not intended to provide an opportunity for organizations to raise funds for their own activities. The sole focus should be on public awareness about disability issues.

Please join us as we celebrate the 35th year of this campaign!


DAW 2021 Events

DAW Kick-off

Join the Community Living Center for the 35th anniversary of Disability Awareness Week!

Guest speakers, BBQ and prizes to be won!

Where:  Repeat Boutique
              129 Brunswick Street
              St. George
When:  May 29th
Time:  1pm – 3pm

Walk & Roll Challenge!

 Anytime you like between
              May 29th to June 4

Where?  You choose. Your neighbourhood,
               school, business or favourite
               walking route.

Get social with us! When out for your walk, take a photo or video, share it on social media and tag us @NBPCD. Use the hashtag #DAW2022.

Walk & Roll Challenge Form

Or join us in Fredericton!

When: June 4th
Where: Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge
Time: 11:00 AM

Picnic in the Park

Join us for a Barbecue lunch and live music!
Where: Riverfront Park, Moncton
When: June 2
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Limited bus passes available!
Contact to reserve a pass.


DAW awards and contests

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.

DAW Awards


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