Leading the conversation
The BC Self Advocacy Foundation (BCSAF) is proud to launch the “No More Barriers” blog. The blog is a way to share stories online and get feedback from readers.
On March 11, 2010 the Canadian government ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Since that time, BCSAF has been exploring ways to raise awareness about our human rights and start a conversation about making them real for everyone. The No More Barriers blog is a way of getting this started.
It is very important that people with developmental disabilities are leading the conversation as the experts in their own lives. So over the next year you will get to know three amazing self-advocate leaders. Each will be sharing their life lessons and challenging you to look at the world a little bit differently. BCSAF will also be featuring a guest blog writer once a month. If you are interested in being a guest writer, you can contact the BCSAF at 604-777-9100.
Here is a sneak peak into the world of the three writers:
David Johnston lives in Dawson Creek and is passionate about the rights of people with disabilities. David is also a talented chef that enjoys preparing dishes from around the world.
Sheenagh Morrison is from Victoria and enjoys traveling. Sheenagh loves her job at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm delivering baby goats. She is much respected for all her work in the community.
Lyle Lexier lives in Vancouver and is interested in foreign languages, music and dinosaurs. He speaks Hebrew, French, Spanish and German. Lyle loves classical music and opera and is a huge fan of the Vancouver Canucks.
We believe we all hold a piece of our story and have a responsibility to write the next chapter together. Thank you for joining the conversation.