Attend the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) event on December 3

November 26, 2021 -  Defence Stories

Len Bastien, Defence Champion for Persons with Disabilities and Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), invites you to attend the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces national commemorative event for International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Friday, December 3, 2021 in Atrium 3 at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) Carling. The main presentation will take place from 11 am to 12 pm EST, and will also be broadcasted live on MS Stream during this time. Kiosks from the department will be present onsite from 10 am to 1 pm EST for those able to attend in person.

This year’s theme is  “Courageous Conversations for a more Equitable, Diverse, Inclusive and Accessible Future,” and the event will feature MCpl (Ret’d) Michael Trauner MMV, CD, a 2017 Invictus Games double gold medalist in rowing who lost his legs while deployed in Afghanistan, the National Co-Chairs of the Defence Advisory Group for Persons With Disabilities and videos from diverse organizations.

Please note, captioning will not be available during the live virtual broadcast, but will be made available once the event is complete. The event will also have American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) interpreters onsite, who will also be broadcasted to virtual attendees.

I encourage all Defence Team members to join me for this important event, as we continue to work towards a more accessible and inclusive workplace.

What: International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

When: Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm EST

Presentation from 11 am to 12 pm EST

Where: Atrium 3, NDHQ Carling, 60 Moodie Drive, Ottawa
Presentation on MS Stream - Click here to join

(Accessible to DND employees and CAF members only)

For questions, please contact: Louise Marin, 613-899-7036

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