Shelter to get a new accessible playground in Mississauga


Published May 26, 2023 at 3:20 pm

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A Mississauga shelter will get an accessible playground thanks to federal funding.

Embrave: Agency to End Violence announced they have received funds to build an accessible playground at their north shelter in Malton.

The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund.

Accessible playgrounds are barrier-free allowing all children a chance to play.

During the pandemic, playgrounds became of particular importance in the daily lives of survivors and their children, Embrave notes.

The new accessible playground will be in alignment with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA’s), Ontario Playground for Kids with Disability Guidelines.

“Disability Justice is central to the work we do,” said Sabrina Wisson, office coordinator for Embrave: Agency to End Violence. “This means we identify ableism as an experience of oppression at the individual, community, and societal levels.”

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for women, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks, and their children impacted by gender-based violence.

Embrave has two shelters in Peel.

“With this project, we will ensure that every child who stays at Embrave can learn and heal through play,” said Wisson.

For more information, see the Embrave website.

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