Thursday, November 1, 2018

Opening Doors for Accessibility: The All Access Life

We welcome you to join us at:

Opening Doors for Accessibility: The All Access Life

November 16, 2018
Ruby Foo's Hotel, 7655 Decarie
9:00 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.
This event is free, includes a free lunch, 
and parking on site is free
RSVP is a must to Mary Lynne by November 9: mstewart@marchofdimes.ca



This year's Opening Doors for Accessibility will enlighten on 
"The All Access Life." It's a great opportunity to learn and network with like-minded people. 
This seminar will be enjoyed by anyone interested in healthy living, people with disabilities, seniors, caregivers, those interested in learning what is available in our community, professionals, social workers, therapists, educators, administrators, and interested individuals.



We have an amazing roster of experienced and talented speakers lined up for you, and we are delighted to announce that MP for Mount Royal Anthony Housefather will be joining us during the lunch break!



Keynote address: Unstoppable Tracy




"With humour and motivation, you can crush your obstacles and soar to the top! No matter where you are in life, sometimes you just need to be inspired."
             - Unstoppable Tracy

Unstoppable Tracy was born a four-way amputee. She has never let that stop her from achieving her goals. Torontonian Tracy Schmitt is a disability advocate, humanitarian, author, and award-winning athlete. She is sure to engage with her stories and sharing what motivates her. This is her first appearance in Montreal! Let's give her a warm welcome! Learn more about her here!


Plus!


Presented by Bradley Heaven and Dan O'Connor



Bradley was born with spastic quadriplegic cereal palsy. Dan has been working alongside Brad for the past 10 years as his aide. 

Since Bradley is non-verbal, these Montreal-based buddies have their own way of communicating with his eye and body movements. Bradley also uses technology to communicate, like switches on both sides of his head and an eye tracker. 

These amazing effects of technology led this duo to create a website that updates the latest trends and movements in accessible technology, apps and general information. We are looking so forward to hearing about their journey!


Presenter: Mark Stolow, President and CEO of Huddol, 

How do we create a healthcare network that people want to and are able to engage with? How do we change our awareness around health from understanding it as a commodity to a state of being in the world. 

In this presentation Mark will share some key insights about where we can positively move healthcare and how that led to the development of Huddol. Mark describes Huddol as the largest online learning network in Canada in support of family caregivers. 

Que vous soyez une personne qui vit avec un handicap, un professionnel de la santé, un fournisseur de services, un proche aidant, partenaire ou membre de la famille, cet événement communautaire gratuit est pour vous!

Venez à l’une de nos séances d’information et soyez inspirés par notre porte-parole invitée, défenseuse des personnes ayant un handicap, auteure, humanitaire et athlète qui a remporté des prix, "L'invincible Tracy". Les sessions incluent Tendances en matière du logement accessible, Le parcours de La vie à accès complet, Huddol: créer un réseau de soins de santé pour les gens par les gens, Yoga du rire et Services d'accessibilité et Après un ACV. Le dîner est inclus, avec des occasions de réseautage.
Nous avons hâte de vous voir là-bas!

RSVP par le 9 november : mstewart@marchofdimes.ca

Check out our agenda for our other speakers on important topics:

 

* Every attendee will receive a certificate of attendance. 

** Event will include lunch and networking opportunities.  

For more information, visit The March of Dimes website here.

Please be sure to save your spot and RSVP with Mary Lynne Stewart at mstewart@marchofdimes.ca.

We look forward to sharing a great day with you!

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