I am an anti-poverty and disabilities advocate. Over the last 15 years, I have served on the various boards and committees within the disability community. Since 2004, I have been a part of Canada's deinstitutionalization movement. In 2007, I and four other self-advocates co-produced a documentary called The Freedom Tour. It was the first documentary in Canada produced by people labeled with an intellectual disability. I am also a strong friend and supporter of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). I currently serve as an advisor on the museum's Inclusive Design Advisory Council (IDAC).
Why am I participating in The Siloam Sleepout? I believe that housing is a human right. I can remember a time when I was homeless. No one should have to live on our city streets. As an advocate, I believe that a Winnipeg without homelessness is possible. I support Siloam Mission and the good work that it's doing in helping our city's poor and homeless. It deserves your support too! Please make a donation and help us end homelessness in Winnipeg. Thank you for your support.