The campaign aimed to recognize the real barriers people with disabilities face daily, while dispelling common myths and perceived barriers.
We shed a light on issues of accessibility in the built environment, employment opportunities, parenting and personal relationships, funding shortfalls for mobility devices and more. We had dedicated champions who took the time to learn more and see things from the perspective of the community we serve, literally, through our Chair Leaders initiative. We had committed fundraisers who spread the word about our campaign to their network of friends and family. And we had supporters who gave their time, their expertise, their stories and their resources to help make this campaign a success.
SCIO would like to thank the generous sponsors and donors who contributed to the financial success of the cause and for the dedication to creating a fully inclusive world. In particular, we wish to acknowledge our Accessibility Sponsors: Motion, Mölnlcke and Wright Rehab for their support of our Conversation events where we tackled the important issues of inclusive workplaces and accessible housing. For a recap of our inclusive workplaces discussion see the article in this edition. You can view the recording of our accessible housing conversation and our incredibly entertaining celebration at https://sciontario.org/rtb-news. Thank you to the wonderfully talented artists who shared their gifts with us, the community members who shared their stories with us and to our celebration hosts Jake Aitcheson and John Shamoon who shared their time and passion with us.
“We are incredibly humbled by the success of Rolling Through Barriers…We hope this campaign has given Canadians a chance to reflect on some of the physical and systemic challenges people with disabilities face on a daily basis.”
– Stuart Howe, Chief Executive Officer, SCIO
Keep up to date on where we take our campaign by checking out www.rollingthroughbarriers.com. See the wonderful videos that were created this year and stay in the loop about when we will begin our next campaign.