The City of Mississauga is kicking off National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, featuring a series of events and activities to highlight the many services and programs available to people with disabilities.

Featured NAAW Activities:

Accessible Pedestrian Signals at Celebration Square
Monday, June 3
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will demonstrate how to use the new audible pedestrian signals on Mercer Ave.

Accessible Bus Demonstrations at Celebration Square
Tuesday, June 4
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Board a MiWay bus and see the various features that make them accessible. This event is held in partnership with CNIB.

Older Adult Expo at South Common Community Centre
Tuesday, June 4
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2233 South Millway
Mississauga, ON
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Learn about the City’s fitness and technology programs and visit more than 80 exhibitors focused on older adult health and wellbeing. At 1:30 p.m., join members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) in the upper lobby to learn more about accessibility in Mississauga. Speakers include Councillor Matt Mahoney and AAC Chair, Naz Husain.

Accessible Tree Planting at Jaycee Park
Wednesday, June 5
1 to 3 p.m.
1520 Gulleden Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Help the City reach its goal of planting One Million Trees by 2032.

Adaptive Fresh Air Fitness at Celebration Square
Wednesday, June 5
7 to 8 p.m.
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Join chair yoga for people with disabilities at the City’s Fresh Air Fitness series.

Assistive Technology at Mississauga Central Library
Thursday, June 6
3 to 8 p.m.
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
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Readers’ Den staff will demonstrate the Library’s new assistive technology.

Movie Night at Celebration Square
Thursday, June 6
8 to 10 p.m.
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Grab a blanket and watch the movie Wonder under the night sky.

Accessibility Showcase at the Mississauga Civic Centre
Friday, June 7
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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Check out City programs and services available for people with disabilities.

Therapy Dogs at Erin Meadows Library
Friday, June 7
Noon to 1 p.m.
2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
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Meet a therapy dog and learn how they can assist people with disabilities.

For more information, visit mississauga.ca/newsandevents.

BACKGROUND:
The City’s Accessibility Advisory Committee was formed in 2003. The group’s mandate is to advise, recommend and assist the City in promoting and facilitating a barrier-free Mississauga for people of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. There are 10 citizen and stakeholder members on the committee who are joined by two Council Members – Ward 8 Councillor Matt Mahoney and  Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito. To learn more about this advisory committee, visit mississauga.ca/accessibilityadvisory.