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November 13, 2013

Pride:Powered by PechaKucha December 3rd 12 pm Jack Singer

What are you doing this Tuesday, December 3rd for International Day of Disabled Persons? 

Why not come and listing to an amazing list of Community Changers talk about Pride at the Jack Singer at lunchtime from 12 to 1:30 pm?

These amazing speakers are taking on the format of PechaKucha, 20 slides, 20 seconds each! An amazing dynamic concise presentation first discovered in Tokyo. To watch some amazing presentations which occur in over 700 cities, visit the website to learn more. 
Media Advisory here! 

TICKETS!!!  Visit event brite to register!  or you can call the library at 403-260-2620 to register. 

Speakers include: 

  • Marc W Ross - Motivational Speaker, Choicemakerz
  • Emily Hutcheon - Working cross disability and host of 'We should known each other'
  • Morley Elementary/Junior High School - First nations students from Morley Alberta
  • Jacqui Burnham- Deaf Culture and pride
  • Cecile Buhl - Living Library book & dedicated volunteer
  • Nigel Kirk - Poverty Talks & Affordable Housing Advocate 
  • Thomas Poulsen and Lloyd Thornhill - Activism in the arts
And more! See you there!!!

Learn more about the whole day of celebrations for International Day of Disabled Persons in Calgary following the lunchtime event 3 to  6 pm, visit the Calgary IDPD website! 

November 4, 2013

How can PDD do better with employment and community access?

PDD Provincial Self-Advocates' Advisory Committee is a 
committee is made up of people with developmental disabilities from all across the province who are advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. Committee members share ideas from their regional self-advocacy groups with the committee and give advice on how to make the PDD program work better for the people who use it.

PDD stands for "Persons with developmental Disabilities". 
At the next meeting on Thursday, November 21st,  we want to bring back ideas from self-advocates from the Calgary region about the following ideas: 
  1. How can PDD do better to assist people with employment and community access supports?
  2. What is PDD doing well?
  3. What can PDD do better?
  4. What makes a good employer?

Share your ideas!!
One of the ways we are collecting this feedback is at the Disability Action Hall and having a talk about employment with the Calgary Worker's Resource Centre on Thursday, November 7th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. as well as talks at the Self-Advocacy Summit in June 2014. 

Members of the Hall are interested in what self-advocates have to say in all the Calgary region. 

If you, your organization and group of self-advocates are interested in sharing ideas, please give us a call or email us at 403.717.7630 and we can talk more about how to collect the ideas.

Please feel free to share this with other interested people.