Stories

Logo for the CES Case Competition
Looking forward to participating in the Canadian Evaluation Society’s 2018 Case Competition on Saturday Feb 10. http://competition.evaluationcanada.ca/
Communication, Evaluation
H-CARDD Connects included our story in the #BellLetsTalk campaign.
Caregiving, Communication, Mental Health, Siblings, Stories
Unspoken Realities All my life I have known that one day, I would be responsible for my brother’s care. My younger brother is a person with a developmental disability When that day arrived, it was early, unexpected and fast. The shock of suddenly becoming a caregiver still runs through me. There are moments when I remember a time that I could go away for the weekend without planning it or when I didn’t have the
Caregiving, Disability, Mental Health, News, Siblings, Stories
Positive and inspiring morning at #OC150 awards ceremony. Lots of people in Ottawa Centre trying to build a better community through volunteerism. Honoured to be among them. Thank you Yasir Naqvi for the award.      
Communication, Community Building, Events, Gift and Asset Limits, News, Ontario Disability Support Program, Social Impact
My friend Susie Shapiero is very talented and creative. I first met Susie in high school and have since become re-acquainted after stumbling across each other in a local restaurant. We share more than our high school days, Susie is passionate about social justice, disability rights and we share experiences in caregiving. At the end of September she launched a beautiful weekly online interview magazine called “The Photographer’s Daughter“. It was an honour to be
Communication, Disability, Gift and Asset Limits, News
I have become part of a coalition of brothers and sisters who have siblings with a developmental disability. We wanted to learn more about how to help adult siblings who assume a more intensive caring and supporting role for their brothers and sisters with a developmental disability as their parents age or are no longer able to offer care. Our coalition hopes that with more information we can advocate for more information, resources and support
Caregiving, Communication, Disability, Siblings
This week Innoweave released a case study on the use of the Constructive Engagement process we used for the Coalition for Change to the Disability Gift and Asset Limits Initiative. Constructive Engagement: Coalition for Change to the Disability Gifts and Assets Limits
Communication, Disability, Gift and Asset Limits, Ontario Disability Support Program
In the wake of the Harvey W. scandal there has been an outpouring of solidarity among women on social media who are using #MeToo to self-identify their many experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault. While the chorus is beautifully loud and strong, no doubt there are groups women who have not joined in for various reasons. One of those groups might be women with developmental disabilities, simply because there are many barriers to the
Communication, Disability, Ontario Disability Support Program, Poverty