Chair-Leaders are community leaders who volunteer to spend a day using a wheelchair and have committed to supporting the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta), with the goal to assist persons with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. With the month of May being Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, it would only seem seem natural to hold an event which pays tribute to the occasion.
Chair-Leaders is an event that focuses primarily on the issue surrounding accessibility and mobility for persons with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. Developed in Nova Scotia, Chair-Leaders has already established itself as a fun and effective awareness effort. This special event had community leaders wheeling through their workday, allowing them to gain first hand insight into what those in the disability community face on a day to day basis.
Although the Chair-Leaders event is intended to be an eye-opener for participants, it also aims to raise funds during the campaign. These funds will be used to help the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) in continuing to provide services to individuals who struggle with mobility issues in our communities.
If you would like further information regarding CHAIR LEADERS, contact Zachary Weeks at 780-718-3188 or through our main number 780-424-6312 or via email at [email protected]