World Cerebral Palsy Day
Adapted from Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
There are over 10,000 people living with cerebral palsy in British Columbia.
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC was started in 1954 by a group of parents who wanted to assist their children living with CP to reach their maximum potential within society. We provide support, education, and information throughout BC. Our resources on Clicklaw include:
- Legal Rights and Resources for People Living with Cerebral Palsy and Other Disabilities
- Legal Workshop videos, with topics such as workplace discrimination, victims of crime, and rights for youth in transition
World CP Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 50 countries. The goal of World CP Day is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. It is only together, that we can make that happen.
In recognition of World CP Day 2016, the Government of British Columbia and cities and towns across the province have agreed to proclaim “World CP Day” and the province’s major landmarks will be lighting up green, the official colour of CP.
This map shows the governments that are proclaiming World CP Day and the landmarks that will be lit up on October 5th.
How to use the map: You can zoom in or out. Click any icon to show more about that proclamation or landmark. Click the button in the top left to bring up a list of all of the locations recognizing World CP Day.
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Our Mission is:
- To raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy in the community;
- To assist those living with Cerebral Palsy to reach their maximum potential; and
- To work to see those living with Cerebral Palsy recognize their place as equals in a diverse society.
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