International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to recognize and promote an understanding of disability issues and to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. 

This year’s theme is ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’. The focus of the day is to raise awareness of invisible disabilities which may not be immediately apparent but still have an impact on people’s lives. 

People living with either visible or invisible disabilities have been particularly impacted by COVID-19. The isolation and diminished services have resulted in tremendous hardship and has had a particular impact on mental health as a result. 

I believe the focus for this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ is to increase awareness and to encourage us to help and support one another during this difficult time.

In Solidarity,

Sue Soubra Boone,
Members with Disabilities Representative