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Introduction to Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods BC (CANBC)

June 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm PDT

Group of people with disabilities hanging out on a patio smiling and engaged in conversation. (Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods logo. ConnecTogether logo. ConnecTra Society logo.).
Join us June 14th to learn about how Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) educates, advocates, provides resources, empowers people, builds community, and celebrates diversity. Their work takes many forms, including: accessibility audits, educational workshops, panel discussions, committee work, consulting, and activism.

Their most recent focus is inclusive educational workshops. These cover topics such as Disability Awareness, Disability Justice, Gender + Sexuality, and Imposter Syndrome. CAN is currently developing three new workshops to be released later in 2021: Queer + Trans History (Canada), Queer + Trans History (BC) and Disability History. Tune in to learn how you can attend!

Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) was founded in 2005. They are a disability organization entirely founded, run, and employed by disabled people. CAN is committed to equity, diversity, and accessibility.

Heather McCain, our presenter, is the Executive Director of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN). Heather’s own experiences with multiple types of disabilities, inaccessibility, and ableism led them to become a well-known and respected advocate, speaker, educator, and activist who works to create equity, celebrate diversity, educate and implement accessibility.

Heather recognizes that those within the disability community have intersecting identities and works hard to ensure a multitude of voices and experiences inform their work and the work of CAN.

Image from Disabled And Here.