Convention on the Rights of the Child, Access to Recreation Opportunities for Children with a Disability

    OTTAWA, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Association of Disabled
Skiing, CADS, is pleased to launch its' new project "Children's Right to Ski."
Support and funding of this project was granted by The Honourable Josée
Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages
under the Human Rights Program. Ratified by Canada, the Convention on the
Rights of the Child, at Article 23 reads: 'States Parties recognize the right
of the disabled child to.... effective access to...recreation opportunities'.
We invite the population to read the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to familiarize themselves with
all the rights and specifically Article 23(3), so that all children with a
disability achieve greater participation and inclusion in recreation
activities. CADS is excited to provide special equipment, instructors,
volunteers and introductory programs to protect, promote, respect and to
realize this right of Children with a disability. Skiing with a disability
requires adaptation, it is different, not impossible. See you at the Ski hill
soon or next year!

For further information:

For further information: Dave O'Brien, Executive Director, (705)
725-4845, Fax: (705) 725-4804;

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