Exciting News: Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods has just changed our name (May 1st, 2023). We are now Live Educate Transform Society (LET’S). We will be changing our communication, including this website, to the new name over the next few months. We appreciate your patience. Keep an eye on this space for updates!
Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods (CAN) is committed to accessibility, diversity, and equity. CAN recognizes that people with disabilities, including identities such as crip, chronically ill, neurodivergent, and Mad, as well as those with chronic health conditions, have multiple intersecting identities that affect their experiences and daily life. CAN represents and honours all identities by centering decolonization and using both an intersectional lens and disability justice framework.
CAN is dedicated to education, whether community members, government, businesses, organizations, and/or communities. Our material is adjustable to new learners or more experienced audiences and delivered in a variety of ways. We deliver workshops, including: Breaking Barriers, Crip Kindness, Disability Awareness, Disability Justice, Gender + Sexuality, Imposter Syndrome, and Queer + Trans History (BC and Canada). We do presentations for conferences, speak on panels, and participate on committees for a number of issues: accessibility, academic and/or medical ableism, disability awareness, streetscapes, transportation, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ issues, and privileges and oppressions.
CAN does consultation work, engaging collaboratively to find creative solutions to, and educate about, barriers within communities. Projects include: accessibility, transportation, advocacy, empowerment, disability awareness, poverty, 2SLGBTQIA+ (Queer) issues, disability justice, and more.
Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods empowers people with disabilities, builds community, enables people to advocate for themselves and others, celebrates diversity, and amplifies lived experience.
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CAN operates on the stolen land of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
Recognizing whose land we reside on is a tiny piece in the larger context of the ongoing work that must be done to challenge the legacies of colonialism and create palpable disruptive change and true reconciliation.