In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Canadian Association of Independent Living Centre’s (CAILC) have created a “Back to the Future” Youth Contest for youth with or without disabilities. This contest needs the imagination, creativity and spunkiness of Canada’s youth in order to envision the world of disability 100 years from now.
The award categories are the following: a) Architecture – buildings, homes, shopping plazas anything to do with architectural design
b) Transportation – public transportation, air, train, automobiles, buses, rockets
c) Assistive or Adaptive Technology- commonly refers to “…products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities…”
d) Telecommunications- “The science and technology of communication at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses, as by telegraph, cable, telephone, radio, or television.” How will we communicate in the future?
e) Community Inclusion – What will an integrated community look like in the future? This can be displayed in a variety of formats, essays, artwork, multimedia presentation, etc.
Independent Living Principles that must be considered in all categories:
• consumer control
• cross disability
• barrier removal
Who can apply? This contest is open to youth with and
without disabilities, between the ages of 16-30.
Deadline for Submissions is September 27, 2006
The submissions for each category will be considered the top submission from each category will receive a $1000 contribution toward any educational or training program (i.e. college or university tuition, Grade 12 equivalency, apprenticeships, etc) cash prize and be asked to present their vision at the CAILC Annual General Meeting to be held in Richmond BC, October 2006. Travel and accommodations will be covered by CAILC. We may also ask one or more of the presenters to participate in CAILC’s United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons, to be celebrated November 30, 2006 in Ottawa. For more details, please click on the link below: