Town of Milton encourages participation in accessible trick-or-treating initiative
Published October 19, 2022 at 10:06 am
With Halloween just around the corner, the Town of Milton is encouraging participation in an accessible trick-or-treating initiative.
The topic of accessible trick-or-treating for all in Milton on Halloween has been up for discussion at several council meetings this past year.
A notice of motion to discuss this initiative was initially brought forward by Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo and seconded by Councillor Sameera Ali back in February.
The initiative called Treat Accessibly, is a grassroots movement that began in 2017 by the Padulo family in an effort to make trick-or-treating accessible and inclusive for all families across Canada.
The notice of motion noted that by some estimates, a total of 400,000 children in Canada identify with having a disability that may prevent them from trick-or-treating. The notice also recommended that the Town be mindful of annual Halloween festivities and that they promote awareness of the Treat Accessibly initiative on an annual basis.