Two prominent events will be held on Tuesday 3 December: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Giving Tuesday.
The theme for the 2019 International Day of People with Disability is promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.
In support of this theme, OC Connections (OCC) would like to celebrate the new OCC Participant Reference Group. This new group will come together every quarter to discuss current issues and provide feedback from each of the existing participant committees: The Residents Advisory Group, The Participant Committee and The Supported Employees Committee. Their first meeting will be held on 28 November.
About International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Giving Tuesday
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. The Australian Government has been supporting IDPwD since 1996 and provides funds to promote and raise awareness of the day around Australia. For more information visit www.idpwd.com.au/
GivingTuesday Australia is a campaign which celebrates and enhances generosity in our communities. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to give back to the organisations making a difference in people’s lives. For one day each year, individuals, communities and business come together to give their time, money, goods or voices, to celebrate and thank Australian not-for-profits. GivingTuesday is a global movement, with more than 50 participating countries around the world celebrating generosity on a single day. For more information visit www.givingtuesday.org.au