Tag Archives: Disability

Invisible Diversity at the Workplace

March 19, 2019

Searching for my AFP Fellowship project was an admittedly difficult process. Looking in the mirror, I see what others see – a privileged white male – and yet for most of my life, on the inside, I hid and repressed my sexuality out of a deep fear of retaliation from people I loved and cared … Continue reading

The Power of Just Being Ourselves

January 22, 2019

Sometimes to make a difference, being ourselves can do good. I recently went through a long period of dealing with impostor syndrome. You know, that feeling of ‘charade’ that makes you question your successes and achievements. Well, this state of mind quickly took hold during a diversity and inclusion training as part of the Fellowship … Continue reading

How Coming to Terms with my Disability Has Made me a Better Fundraiser

January 22, 2019

Age four. What do you remember from that time in your life? You likely have memories of your parents, your siblings, and a much loved pet or favourite toy. I have those treasured memories, but I also have the recollection of a diagnosis with a chronic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth. All these years later, turns out … Continue reading

The AODA – An Effort in Making Workspaces More Accessible

November 11, 2015

Today, over 6.2 million Canadians live with a disability and 71 per cent of those are persons with a chronic or ‘invisible’ disability. In Ontario, one in seven people has a disability and that number is anticipated to rise with the aging population across the province. At the same time more than 40 per cent … Continue reading