Posted on 02/05/2013, 1:28 pm, by

The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a public awareness forum to initiate community dialogue on the importance of inclusion for people living with a disability.

Who do you think of when you think of someone living with a disability? It could be someone with a physical or mental disability. It could be your aging parents or grandparents who suddenly face mobility challenges, difficulties accessing the health care they require, or have suffered elder abuse of any kind. It could be the child next door who has a hearing impairment.

The forum, “Barriers to Inclusion: A Public Awareness Forum” will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Steinbach 55 Plus Centre, located at 10 Chrysler Gate in Steinbach. “We hope to see a large group come out.” says Chamber Executive Director Linda Peters. “If there is enough interest in our community, we may take this a step further and become part of a national initiative. We would then purposefully identify the barriers that exist in our community, and work towards potential solutions to those barriers.

Peters noted that the vision statement for the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce says we will be a vehicle of positive change in the community. With this goal in mind, we look for ways to improve the quality of life for our entire community.

The public forum will include a light dinner/faspa. For registration information, please call Linda Peters at 204-371-9895.