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National AccessAbility Awareness Week

WHEREAS the Accessible Canada Act came into force July 2019, and determined that National AccessAbility Week take place every year beginning on the last Sunday in May; and

WHEREAS National AccessAbility Week brings together all Canadians in recognizing the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities and strengthening the collaborative effort needed to create a country that is fully accessible and inclusive; and

WHEREAS each year, we look at the gains we have made in removing barriers and improving access for all who live, work and play in the Town of Carleton Place, and look forward to the work that still needs to be done;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place hereby proclaims the week of May 28 to June 3, 2023 as "National AccessAbility Week'' and encourages all residents to support equality of access and opportunity for persons with disabilities.