CBC’s ‘The National’ to air Disability Employment Exposé
‘The National’ showed an exposé related to employment for people with a disability. Among those interviewed, expect to see ODEN Employer Champion Mark Wafer and past conference keynote Rich Donovan of Fifth Quadrant Analytics (producer of the internationally renowned Annual Report, “The Global Economics of Disability”).
Rich Donovan, Fifth Quadrant Analytics
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By: John Campbell
EMC November 28, 2013
News – How’s this for out of the ordinary? Kids paying Santa a visit to drop off presents.
That’s right, they give Santa gifts – to distribute to families who are feeling the pinch this winter.
But, really, it’s not that unusual in Trent Hills. Firefighters and Community Living Campbellford/Brighton have been making it happen for years, and last week they had close to 200 kids from Hillcrest, Kent and St. Mary elementary schools drop by to fill Santa’s sleigh, said Dawn Lee, Community Living’s director of quality enhancement and community development.
“This is the best turnout we’ve had ever,” added Nancy Brown, the agency’s executive director. “Every year it continues to grow. The kids really enjoy coming, (and) the teachers are really supportive.”
She said the generosity of the children and their families “is very much appreciated” in making what has become a community event so successful.
Their help “does make a difference.”
She said Trent Hills Fire Chief Tim Blake has been “a real driving force” in helping the Christmas Wish Toy and Food Drive get better each year.
Close to 100 families were helped in 2012, “probably the highest we ever had,” Blake said. Continue reading Annual toy and food drive getting bigger every year!
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People with disabilities in Brighton will soon benefit from improved accessibility in their communities as a result of funding from the Canadian Government through the Enabling Accessibility Fund. The announcement was made today by Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament for Northumberland-Quinte West on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), for Community Living Campbellford/Brighton.
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Community Living Campbellford/Brighton is pleased to announce that our 5th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success raising $5928.70 with all proceeds going to the Outcome Sponsorship Fund. The Outcome Sponsorship Fund provides persons with an intellectual disability financial assistance to achieve personal outcomes and realize their life goals and dreams.
We would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to all who participated, volunteered their time or was involved in organizing the day, and everyone for their very generous sponsorships and donations we truly appreciate your support.
Congratulations to the winning team this year Bill Gonzalez, Jeff Thrower, Ashley and Ryan Yarrow.
Thank You to our Sponsor’s
Community Living Campbellford/Brighton Golf Tournament
Saturday July 27, 2013
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