World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day is a movement taking place in more than 50 countries. The day’s goal is to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else.
To celebrate the day, major landmarks across the country will be lighting up in green, from October 4th until October 5th. These landmarks include:
Toronto City Hall
Montreal Olympic Park Tower
Peace Bridge in Fort Erie
Science World — Vancouver
BC Place — Vancouver
The Sails of Light — Vancouver
Vancouver City Hall — Vancouver
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) — Vancouver
Jack Poole Olympic Cauldron — Vancouver
|Fitzsimmons Creek Bridge — Whistler|
White Rock Pier – White Rock
The trees in Civic Plaza — North Vancouver
The fountain at Lafarge Lake — Coquitlam
The Plaza at Surrey City Hall — Coquitlam
Royal BC Museum — Victoria
BC Parliament Building Ceremonial Entrance — Victoria
City Hall — Duncan
Port Coquitlam City Hall – Port Coquitlam
What is CP ?
CP is a neurological condition that primarily affects muscle coordination, however, individuals with CP may also experience hearing, vision, or cognitive deficits. Although CP is caused by damage to the brain that currently cannot be repaired, children and adults with CP can live happy and fulfilling lives with the help of rehabilitation and other supports, and inclusive, healthy communities.
More about the CP Canada Network
The CP Canada Network is a national initiative that aims to improve the quality of life of individuals impacted by cerebral palsy across the country, combining research with the actions of CP parent associations.
Join us in our ongoing efforts to raise awareness and initiate change in the lives of those living with cerebral palsy. For more information, visit our website http://www.childhooddisability.ca/ and our Facebook page Childhood Disability LINK.
Montreal: CP Canada Network
Keiko Shikako-Thomas, PhD, OT, McGill University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Annette Majnemer, PhD, OT, McGill University (Annette.email@example.com)
World CP Day
T: +61 2 9975 8712u
October 4, 2016