Relay Excited for the Relay for Life!

  Contributed by Gabriela Torres  Every year, community members around the world gather to fight against cancer by taking part in the Relay for Life – a fundraising event where participants walk, jog or run around a track passing a baton to one another. The baton is a powerful symbol that represents one’s personal commitment to the fight against cancer. The atmosphere at the Relay for Life is inclusive of all who have been touched by the disease and want...

The Jake Report – Stage Door Theatre Troupe’s “Where’s Frank?”

During a cocktail party at the wealthy Hedgeworthys celebrants discover one of their own has been inexplicably incapacitated. Was it an accident? Was it murder? And what is that behind the couch anyway? Jake Anthony stepped onto the scene (we mean this quite literally) to tell us a little bit more about the Stage Door Theatre Troupe’s most recent production Where’s Frank? – A thrilling, murder mystery play without the murder. Jake interviewed Stage Door’s writer and director Don House...

How Do You See Me?

March 21, 2016 marks World Down Syndrome day worldwide, a day to raise public awareness of Down Syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. One individual in particular who has been making headlines is Madeline Stuart. Madeline is a 19-year-old Australian model with Down Syndrome who is changing society’s perceptions of beauty – one photo shoot at...

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Each year on March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day – a global day when we honour the economic, political and social achievements of all women. Today we will see different regions celebrate women’s achievements and call for greater equality. A diverse range of activity connects women and those celebrating them from all around the world. This activity ranges from political rallies, to business conferences, to government activities, to online engagement and much more. For more information and to get...

Shift the Script – Putting the “In” into “Inclusive Advertising”

This past November, we teamed with Flipside Creative to host our first Idea Jam, Shift the Script! Creatives from the advertising, marketing and film sectors, as well as actors, families and supporters of folks with disabilities, teamed together to produce ideas and commercial scripts that illustrate how persons with disabilities can bring fresh and creative angles into advertising. The jam was part of a partnership with Zeno Mountain Farms, our friends south of the border who were the force behind...