International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

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What is IDPD?

IDPD, or International Day of Persons with Disabilities, was introduced by the United Nations to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements that persons with disabilities contribute to our community. It takes place each year on December the 3rd.

The purpose of IDPD is to:

  • Promote an understanding of disability issues;
  • Mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of people with disabilities; and,
  • Increase awareness of the value of integrating people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.​

The Disability Pride team went down to the City of Calgary’s New Central Library  to talk with people about Disability Pride. We asked them to answer what ” Disability is…”  and what “Pride is…”. This is the second year we’ve had this conversation on IDPD, and once again the responses were amazing and we’re excited to share the pictures with you.

If you want to learn more about International Day of Persons with Disabilities please check out the UN website at:

Disability is? Pride is?

Disability is ability. Pride is a parade.

Disability is challenge. Pride is never let go or down.

Disability is overcoming obstacles. Pride is recognizing your own strengths.

Disability is a different way of doing something. Pride is comfortable and open.

Disability is not who you are. Pride is be confident with who you are.

Disability is just a part of someone’s story. Pride is joy in one’s identity.

Disability is difficulty. Pride is peaceful.

Disability is stigma relief diverseABILITY! Pride is emotional wealth.

Disability is something to be proud of. Pride is breaking down the barriers!

Disability is being proud of what you have. Pride is LOUD AND PROUD!!

Disability is challenging. Pride is honour.


Disability is physical and mental. Pride is to take challenges and opportunities.

Disability is real. Pride is coping through struggles and challenges.

Disability is love. Pride is loving yourself for who you are.

Disability is a fight. Pride is a feeling.

Disability is truth. Pride is strength.

Disability is the path to my light. Pride is seeing my daughter. Really seeing her.

Disability is perception. Pride is being yourself.

Disability is everyone. Pride is everyone.

Disability is someone that needs assistance. Pride is being happy and accepting who you are.

Disability is a challenge. Pride is happy with who you are.

Thanks to everyone that shared!

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