Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability through awareness and advocacy: The Dear Everybody Campaign
Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital believes that, as a leader in pediatric care and research, it has a role in breaking down childhood disability stigma and advancing social justice.
This role goes beyond the health-care sector to other areas of young people’s lives, such as employment and education. With the aim of tackling disability biases and supporting meaningful inclusion, Holland Bloorview is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families.
This webinar will describe Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody anti-stigma campaign.
In the webinar, you will explore:
- equity barriers faced by people with disabilities, an important consideration in the use of the HEIA tool
- a public education mitigation strategy for addressing health and social inequities
This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.