A National Hidden Disability Symbol: It is time. It is right. It is needed.
Consider becoming an ally and join the movement for a national Hidden Disability Symbol in Canada.
Co-founders of the Hidden Disability Symbol (HSDC) movement are: Maeri Perra, Communications Manager, Brain Injury Society of Toronto, Michelle McDonald, Executive Director, Brain Injury Canada, and Laura Brydges, Member of the hidden disability community, and Administrator, facebook.com/HiddenDisability.
This team has prepared a communication kit for individuals or organizations to release before August 24, 2021.
The kit includes:
- Media release for local media outlets.
- Letter to the editor for local and regional print outlets.
- Social media release.
- External email for contacts and networks.
- An Op Ed piece, written by Laura Brydges.
Through this kit, the movement aims to:
- Recruit diverse and intersectoral support of organizations and individuals on an Open Letter (which asks the Government of Canada to adopt and promote a national Hidden Disability Symbol)
- Request and cultivate highest-level organizational support (e.g., national, provincial, regional)
- Encourage public and organizational participation in the federal Disability Inclusion Action Plan survey (closes August 31, 2021)
- Recommend survey participants give specific mention of the Hidden Disability Community in Canada
- Urge survey participants to give specific mention of the need for a national Hidden Disability Symbol
To watch a video on the Hidden Disability Movement, click here.