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October 15, 2002
Building inclusive communities for all
Toronto - The first community fair for ethno-racial people with
disabilities will be held tomorrow, Wednesday October 16, 2002 in the Rotunda
at Metro Hall from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ethno-Racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) is hosting
"Building Inclusive Communities" in conjunction with Women's Health in Women's
Hands and Toronto Public Health, and with financial sponsorship from the
Ministry of Citizenship.

"The purpose of this fair is to give community members and agencies the
opportunity to network and develop connections, leading to a stronger and more
inclusive city," stated ERDCO Chairperson, Ayshia Musleh.

Representatives from a wide variety of service and community agencies,
including disability agencies, community centres and settlement services, will
be on hand to discuss the programs and services that they provide. A panel of
speakers, including Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc, will officially open
the fair at noon.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Time: Fair: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Panel: Noon
Place: Rotunda, Metro Hall, 55 John St.

Media Contact
Ayshia Musleh,
ERDCO Chairperson,
Musleh will be available to speak with media throughout the day.



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