_World CP Day 2016

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:

Niagara Falls

CN Tower

Toronto City Hall

Montreal Olympic Park Tower

Peace Bridge in Fort Erie

Calgary Tower;

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.

Media Enquiries

Montreal: CP Canada Network

Keiko Shikako-Thomas, PhD, OT, McGill University (keiko.thomas@mcgill.ca)

Annette Majnemer, PhD, OT, McGill University (Annette.majnemer@mcgill.ca)

World CP Day

E: rcummins@cerebralpalsyorg.au

T: +61 2 9975 8712u

 October 4, 2016