My name is Wayne Wight and I was born on July 16, 1968. I was placed in the care of the Metropolitan Children's Aid Society (CAS) in November of 1969. I lived in several CAS placements in the Toronto area until eventually I found a very loving foster home with the Harmatare's in October 1985 whom I lived with over the next 21 years.
On the March 3rd weekend, five students, who are part of the Amigos program (an inclusion program focusing on youth with intellectual disabilities, but open to all youth who experience barriers to inclusion), from
Congratulations to the winners of Community Living Peterborough's Spinclusion "Together We're Better " Poster Contest! The top three winners: Kate Anderson, Jack Brady and Haden Perrin are pictured with their grade 3/4 teacher Ms. Emily Sturgeon, Millbrook South Cavan Public School and Community Living Peterborough's Outcomes Facilitators Shelley Davis and Shawna Belcourt. We thank the entire Millbrook South Cavan 3/4 class that took on the challenge of creating amazing posters depiting inclusion and equality for all!
Our good friends Nicholas Dagenais and Krista Embury from Peterborough are among the Team Ontario contingent that will be travelling to Alberta for the 2012 National Winter Special Olympic Games in St. Abert from Feb 28-Mar 3. We wish them luck!
Community Living Peterborough (CLP) introduced a Rights Committee to the agency 10 years ago to assure an unbiased process was in place to protect the rights of people living with intellectual disabilities under the auspices of CLP. This Committee was comprised of volunteers from a broad sector of the community with a common goal - Rights Protection!
The Rights Committee acts as an advisor to the CEO in matters concerning rights promotion and protection.