Dec 3, international day for persons with disabilities


December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Since 1998, the United Nations has sanctioned this day to promote an understanding of people living with disabilities and to encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

CUPE aims to break down barriers to the disabled. We work with employers to make reasonable accommodations for disabled workers, develop policies that create employment opportunities for the disabled, and educate our members and the public about the value to our communities disabled persons can add.

The Alberta Premier’s Council on the status of persons with disabilities is hosting events across the province. Click here to find out what’s happening in your community.