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Workshop aimed at encouraging inclusive places of worship

Free workshop will be held Nov. 5 at Orillia Public Library
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Many places of worship are welcoming places at the heart of our communities, yet some barriers prevent people with disabilities from fully participating. OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre and Independent Living Services of Simcoe County and Area are working together to help remove those barriers by offering free workshops to raise awareness and encourage the creation of more inclusive places of worship. 

Accessibility and inclusion resources will be shared during three, two-hour seminars which will take place at libraries located in Orillia, Midland, and Barrie in November. The seminars are open to the public and are made possible with funding from an Enabling Change Grant from the province of Ontario.

Workshops will take place:

  • Nov. 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Program Room at Orillia Public Library  (RSVP by Oct. 28)
  • Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Assembly Room at Midland Public Library (RSVP by Oct. 28)
  • Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Massie Family Program Room at Barrie Painswick Library. (RSVP by Nov. 14)

Pre-registration for each workshop is required and can be done online or by calling 705-737-3263 ext. 230 or 1-800-465-1133.

Places of worship that would like to host their own workshop can contact the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD at 416-977-6000, ext. 4672 or visit here. If you’re interested in learning more Independent Living Services of Simcoe County and Area, please call (705) 737-3263.