Senator Yonah Martin, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today announced funding to the Neil Squire Society to help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities across the country.
The BC Employ-Ability program recently held its first networking event for past participants of the program.
In 1981, Neil Squire, a 24 year old pre-med student and basketball star, was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak.
BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – May 12, 2009) – The Neil Squire Society has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Rob Attwell, an independent consultant and an expert in financial modeling and commercialization, and Harry Monk, retired, former Manager of the BC/Yukon Regional Office of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has granted $45,000 over two years to maintain and expand the Employ-Ability program in Pembroke, Ontario, targeting in particular individuals from the aboriginal communities living in Renfrew County.