HAGI Set for 39th Annual General Meeting

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THUNDER BAY – HAGI Community Services for Independence will be holding their 39th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Italian Cultural Centre (132 Algoma Street South) beginning at 11:30AM.

Bill Adair, Chief Executive Officer of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario will present the Keynote Address, “Next Steps To Advancing Inclusivity in Thunder Bay”.

The event will be held in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities with its 2014 theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”. Everyone is welcome.

“Thunder Bay has the infrastructure in place with the potential to be a global model of inclusion.” said David Shannon, Executive Director of HAGI, “We have the highest aging population in Ontario. Responding to this age-specific demographic means that that the perceived definition of persons with disabilities is much broader. Inclusivity for all persons living with disabilities can be met with a concerted active commitment to eliminating barriers and improving attitudes.”

HAGI Community Services for Independence is a not-for-profit, charitable organization serving persons with disabilities and seniors. 100% of Hagi’s funds stay in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The North West LIHN, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and organizations support HAGI.

Tickets for HAGI’s 39th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 are $15.00 per person. For tickets and further information, please visit: www.hagi.ca or contact HAGI’s office.

Established in 1978, HAGI has built a solid, responsive platform for persons with disabilities to live active and meaningful independent lives in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. The organization has introduced life skills and transitional services, supportive barrier-free housing, transportation and recreation opportunities to over 3,000 people in and around the Thunder Bay area. The integration and access to responsive, effective technology is a vital component in continuing to improve standards of living.

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