AccessAbility Day 2018 - a healthy body and mind
Registration is now closed.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10 am to 2:30 pm
Andrew Haydon Hall, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Doors open at 9:30 am
Resource Fair 9:15 am - 1 pm
The City of Ottawa, in partnership with Ottawa Public Health, is pleased to celebrate the 15th annual AccessAbility Day.
Please join Mayor Jim Watson and City Manager Steve Kanellakos for the opening ceremony and proclamation of AccessAbility Day in Ottawa. A panel discussion, with special guests:
- Jason Dunkerley
- Tyrone Henry
- Collinda Joseph
- Todd Nicholson
will discuss how to maintain optimal physical and mental health.
A networking lunch will be provided by Krackers Katering, a social enterprise that increases employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities.
Presentations on health-related topics will be delivered in the afternoon:
Presentation #1: Connecting on Health Topics from Anywhere
Life is busy and we are often on the go. Find out about the many new and convenient ways you can connect with Ottawa Public Health specialists, to receive health related information and services on a variety of health topics, from home…or anywhere!
Presentation #2: Living Well… It’s a balancing act
Discover what you can do to stay healthy throughout your life and learn about risk factors for falls and identify simple changes to maintain your independence. Join us and participate in a few exercises to keep any body strong.
Presentation #3: Have that talk about mental health
Mental health is an important topic that affects our community. Ottawa Public Health has developed a variety of accessible resources to address this topic. Come and learn more!
To promote the inclusion of all participants, the following disability related supports are in place for the event:
- American Sign Language and continuous real-time captioning will be provided for the morning presentations
- FM Loop system is available
- Personal Attendants will be on site for the entire event
- Scent sensitive venue
Please indicate any additional disability-related accommodation needs at the time of registration.
Para Transpo customers may pre-book transportation to AccessAbility Day beginning at noon on Tuesday May 29.
The City of Ottawa is a scent-sensitive environment. We ask those who will be attending the event please refrain from using or wearing scented product.