International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is fast approaching! Join EmployAbilities in Vegreville on December 3rd, 2016 at the Vegreville Enable Photo, Art and Poetry Exhibition held at the Vegreville Centennial Library from 12 Noon – 4PM.

We invite you to submit a photo, art piece, or a poem/essay (short) that helps raise awareness about disability issues in and around our great community of Vegreville. To find inspiration, think about how you perceive living with a disability. Your submission could show accomplishments, perception issues or even what accessibility means to you. Email for more information and see submission instructions in the poster below:


About IDPD

The United Nations recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities each year on December 3rd. The intent of this day is to increase awareness of diverse abilities and promote inclusion for Albertans with disabilities. Alberta Human Services offers a calendar of events to help you find an IDPD event in your town or city.

Theme for 2016: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.

The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. This theme notes the recent adoption of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of these goals in building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities.

This year’s objectives include assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(CRPD) and SDGs and laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

Observance of the 2016 IDPD coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD – one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to date.

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