25 November 2022

SaskAbilities Observes United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3rd

Since its inception in 1950, SaskAbilities has been dedicated to providing programs and services to enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults experiencing disability all across the
province. On December 3 rd , the non-profit organization will be observing International Day of Persons with Disabilities which was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly.

Each year, the day is meant to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.1 With an estimated 1 billion individuals globally experiencing disability, the day serves not
just as a reminder but as an opportunity to celebrate the truth that we live in a diverse world of people who are
differently abled. History has shown that in the face of adversity, creativity and  ingenuity blossom and bloom as they are the best interventions to any challenge.

Proudly, SaskAbilities has built an entire organization with the sole purpose of supporting the unique and ever-changing needs of individuals experiencing disability through client-centred  programs and services. Over the past 7 decades, SaskAbilities has intentionally mobilized its vision of working together with members, leaders, and partners to build inclusive communities across  Saskatchewan. Creating opportunities and safe environments for individuals to work, live, socialize and play is a benefit to all, not just those experiencing disability. Serving over 60,000  individuals annually with seen or unseen disabilities, the clients and participants SaskAbilities serves are a reflection of the community it operates in, with people from every walk of life, stage of life, and culture. The non-profit organization invites all people, businesses, organizations, and governments across Saskatchewan to join with it on December 3 rd to collectively recognize  International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the value they bring to our world.

1 The United Nations, ‘Background’, United Nations, www.un.org/en/observances/day-of-persons-with-disabilities/background
(accessed 22 November 2022)