IDPD 2022

There are many events that celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in our region and beyond.

Sitting volleyball event

Waterloo Athletics and Recreation is honouring the International Day of Persons with Disability with a sitting volleyball event where participants will have the opportunity to watch an exhibition game and try out the sport.  Staff, students, and faculty are invited to watch a sitting volleyball exhibition game and try out this sport alongside Jim Rush, vice-president academic and provost and other members of the University leadership team.  To register for this event, visit Sitting Volleyball Registration

Where: PAC Main Gym & Small Gym
When: December 2, 10:30am-12pm (10:30 – Showcase game. 11:00am - your turn! Registration required.)

I Am Not Invisible  event hosted by the Kitchener Public Library

"I Am Not Invisible,"an open event at the Kitchener Public Library, organized by the Disabilities and Human Rights Group, complements a range of activities in the three cities on December 3rd, the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This panel discussion will shine a light on the living experience of young people with invisible disabilities, their challenges, successes, and accomplishments.

Where: Kitchener Public Library, Central Branch, Auditorium
When: December 3, 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Removing Visible and Invisible Barriers event hosted by the Defence Team, Government of Canada

The Defence Team will be commemorating IDPD 2022 under the theme of "Removing Visible and Invisible Barriers." This theme is about breaking down the obstacles, seen or unseen, that can hinder accessibility, inclusivity, and progress. By working to remove these barriers, we open our doors to a more creative, diverse, and welcoming environment.   

Kiosks : 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Presentation: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 10:00am – 1 :00 pm EST
Where: Atrium of Building 5, NDHQ Carling, 60 Moodie Drive, Ottawa

2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at the United Nations Headquarters

Virtual Zoom meeting hosted by the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The 2022 global observance to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be around the overarching theme of innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development, covering in three different interactive dialogues the following thematic topics.

When: Monday, December 5, 2022, 9:00 am – 12 :00 pm
Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting
Please use the online registration form to register by November 30, 2022

United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities celebration hosted by the City of Ottawa

This event is an opportunity to learn about actions from federal and provincial accessibility leaders. We will also showcase the important work of our Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) and the Ottawa Disability Coalition towards an accessible and equitable Ottawa. 

Where: Zoom virtual session
Please use the Registration Form to sign-up for the event. 

National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities virtual event hosted by University of Toronto Scarborough

Leading up to the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) will, on December 2, 2022, convene the second in the series of National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities. The focus of this year’s dialogues is:  Addressing Ableism, Disability, and Accessibility in Canadian Higher Education. They will explore barriers to learning and working in the post-secondary education sector for persons with disabilities and facilitate co-creation of solutions that provide an inclusive environment for students, faculty, and staff to fully access and participate in the life of their institutions, to flourish, and to feel a meaningful sense of belonging.

Where: Virtual session
When: December 2, 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST)