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News release: October 17, 2022

Region of Peel recognizes Treat Accessibility Initiative this Halloween

On October 31st make your Halloween accessible and inclusive to all treat-or-treaters

Brampton, ON - (October 17, 2022) – The Region of Peel, along with its municipal partners, proudly supports the Treat Accessibly movement. This movement aims to raise awareness and encourage residents to celebrate Halloween in a way that is inclusive of everyone in our community through simple changes to trick-or-treating traditions.

More than 400,000 Canadian children and youth live with disabilities that make everyday activities, like trick-or-treating, challenging. They are part of the 6.2 million Canadians (22 per cent) who identify as having one or more disabilities. The goal of the Treat Accessibly movement is to have 400,000 homes participating in the initiative by 2025 – that is one home for each of the 400,000 Canadian children who have a disability.

A few accessible trick-or-treating tips include:

Our continued participation in the Treat Accessibly initiative reflects our commitment to an inclusive, equitable and accessible community for all our residents. By supporting this movement, we demonstrate that through simple, small steps we can remove barriers and empower residents to create an accessibility community for all.

Janice Baker, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel 

Media contact

Denise McDonough
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.