Introductory letter from the Director.
Dr. Matanga breifly explains what CMDCI is all about.
On behalf of the Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc (CMDCI), I am pleased to let you know about our organization, where we are located, and what we do.
CMDCI is a community-based organization whos purpose is:
To identify solutions and opportunities that enable persons with disabilities to participate fully in Canadian life;
To provide education on the role of cultural diversity in developing opportunities for persons with disabilities, particularly persons with disabilities from ethno-racial backgrounds.
To enhance the skills of persons with disabilities through training programs such as health education, computer literacy, and job networking.
As part of CMDCI's objectives, we have started working on a project entitled: "Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Social Cohesion:
Exploring the Educational, Employment, and Health Needs of People With Disabilities in Diverse Communities, Particularly Those From Ethno-Cultural Backgrounds", jointly sponsored by the Office for Disability Issues (Human Resources Development Canada), the Canadian Heritage, and CMDCI.
Zephania Matanga, Ph.D.
National Executive Director