Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City of Charlottetown’s Civic Board for Persons With Disabilities, accepted an award recently from The PEI Council of People with Disabilities (PEICOD).
The PEICOD presented a 2016 Access Award to the Councillor at their Annual General Meeting at the Shipyard Market in Summerside earlier this month. More than 100 people were in attendance.
Councillor Tweel was given the award for showing exceptional leadership in the disability rights movement through his role as Chair of the Board. He was instrumental in organizing the first Creating a Barrier-Free City Forum in October 2015. As Chair, Councillor Tweel, ensured members of the City’s senior management team attended the forum. Senior Management had the opportunity to interact with citizens living with disabilities and citizens were able to identify issues. Management and citizens found common ground and positive solutions and, as a result, the City has adopted the Barrier-Free City Report and many of the recommendations are moving forward. The Board of Directors of the PEI Council of People with Disabilities thanked Councillor Tweel for his tenacity and ability to get the job done.
For more information on the Barrier-Free City report, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/barrier-free-report.php
Please see the attached photo.
Photo cutline: Past President of the PEICOD Ray Mahar (left) and Marcia Carroll, PEICOD Executive Director, presented City of Charlottetown Councillor Mitchell Tweel with a 2016 PEICOD Access Award.
About the PEI Council of People with Disabilities:
The PEI Council of People with Disabilities is a voluntary, non-profit and non-government organization which is incorporated as a registered charity. It was formed in 1974 by a group of concerned people with disabilities to speak out on issues such as housing, employment, education, transportation, human rights, and access to support services. The PEI Council of People with Disabilities promotes the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in Island Society. For more information, visit: www.peicod.pe.ca
PEI Council of People with Disabilities
902-892-9149 ext. 222