Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD) Youth Advocacy Training Project

Dear Student:

The Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD) Youth Committee, with the support of funding from Human Resources Development Canada, has launched a Youth Advocacy Training Project. The project involves holding a Training Event in either Winnipeg or Ottawa in late January, 2002. The guidelines for participants in this forum are:

  • Each member group will send two youth participants with disabilities;
  • Member groups are encouraged to send a male and a female delegate;
  • For the purpose of this event a youth is being defined as a person 30 years of age or less;
  • CCD member groups should select youth who are involved or may wish to become involved in their organization.

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) executive has decided to select one Training Event participant who is not a member of our board of directors. At this time, we are inviting all youth with disabilities in our network to express an interest in attending the event to represent NEADS at this important consultation. Submissions will be accepted by e-mail, fax, or regular mail by August 31, 2001 and should be sent to our national office.

Your submission should include a resumé or biographical sketch, along with a covering letter explaining why you would like to be involved in the CCD youth forum. Send your application to the office under the subject line "CCD Youth Project."

Susan Vida, Vice-President External, NEADS
Chair, CCD Youth Committee
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, KIS 5B6
Tel. (613) 526-8008, Fax (613) 520-3704.