WHAT IS NATIONAL ACCESSABILITY WEEK?
Established in 2017, National AccessAbility Week celebrates, promotes and showcases the diversity, inclusion and accessibility in this country, and highlights some of the important initiatives aimed at creating an Accessible Canada.
National AccessAbility Week is observed starting the last Sunday of every May.
Check out Minister Qualtrough’s 2021 National AccessAbility Week message by clicking on the video above, or visit the Government of Canada’s National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) website for more information.
WHAT IS RED SHIRT DAY?
Easter Seals Canada is proud to do its part to promote and celebrate National AccessAbility Week. Red Shirt Day (#RedShirtDay, #RedForAccessAbility) is an initiative promulgated by Easter Seals Canada to promote National AccessAbility Week and was first observed in 2019.
Students and Canadians across the country are encouraged to observe National AccessAbility Week and to wear Red on Red Shirt Day to show their support for people living with disability, celebrate the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities, and pledge their commitment to helping create an accessible and inclusive Canada.
Red Shirt Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of National AccessAbility Week each year. In 2021, Red Shirt Day falls on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021.