INITIATIVES

 
Black, white and green poster Millions of Reasons World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day.

We ask people around the world to come together to celebrate and support those living with CP, embrace diversity and help create a more accessible future for everyone.

As cerebral palsy affects more than 17 million people worldwide, there are millions of reasons to make your voice heard on October 6.  Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy Day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy,

Because every person living with cerebral palsy is a reason to strive for change.

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Graph of the ICF Framework and the F-Words: Fitness; Functioning; Friends; Family; Fun
 

NATIONAL STRATEGY

FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

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A STRATEGY CHANGES LIVES

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting one in 400 Canadians. CP Canada Network Partners are working together to develop a strategy that aims to influence policy, systems, society and practice across Canada.

 

Want to get involved? If you would like further information or connection, please email us at: info@cpcanadanetwork.com

 

SPORT AND RECREATION

JOOAY

Participating in sports and other leisure activities is an important part of childhood development; however, accessing appropriate activities and information is a challenge for children with disabilities. ChildBright investigators Dr Keiko Shikako-Thomas and Dr Annette Majnemer created “Jooay,” a mobile and web-based app, to provide families with information about appropriate leisure activities available in communities across Canada. Jooay optimizes the use of technology, to increase its use for more children and families, and to use it as a tool to inform policy and community changes.

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