Developing skills and building connections

with Mike Carr, Club President of Prince George Toastmasters

Ruth Stanton with her fellow members of the Prince George Toastmasters club. The club was originally started in August 1977, and is one of over 15,000 clubs around the world.

Ruth Stanton with her fellow members of the Prince George Toastmasters club. The club was originally started in August 1977, and is one of over 15,000 clubs around the world.

What does Toastmasters do?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide to help people build their competence in communication so that they can gain the confidence to lead others.

What are the ways your chapter of Toastmasters tries to be a welcoming place for people with diverse abilities?

We are supportive of anyone who wants to apply themselves and learn. Our self-paced program is driven based on what the member wants to learn at the pace that they are comfortable with.

Why is it important to Toastmasters to include people who have diverse abilities?

Toastmasters is an inclusive group that includes people from different ethnic origins and cultural backgrounds, ages, education levels and professions.

People who want to learn to be better speakers and leaders have common challenges and experiences. Having a physical or developmental disability doesn’t change this fact. For us, it is far more significant that a person be willing to learn and to work to apply themselves than it is that they live with a disability. Anyone who is willing to try can learn from our program.


Learn more about Prince George Toastmasters club online at: www.pgtoastmasters.com

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