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Looking Back

Looking Back
As A Blind Advocate
#8A - Advocating For Me

Original Release: 9/9/2019

Donna Jodhan in a suit. Sitting. Facing the camera.

In the fall of 2010 I was invited to visit and speak to a group of grade one students at the Grove Community School in Toronto. It was probably one of the most memorable experiences for me!

These young advocates had taken it upon themselves to write a letter to then Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him to make Canadian Government websites accessible in support of my charter challenge that I had launched in 2007.

These younggsters asked me some very interesting questions and as I walked out about 30 minutes later I looked skywards relishing the fresh fall morning and the golden sunshine mingling with a cool fall air and my one question was would it be possible that some day one of these kids could be our future prime minister?

The images shown here are of these kids getting ready to take the next step in their young lives! Graduating from grade school!

Thank you kids and thank you to your teachers Shannon and Velvit! I recognize you for your efforts and for who you are!

"It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is." - Hermann Hesse

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Three images from Grove Community School. (Photos from 2016):

Donna Jodhan at Grove Community School Photo 1. 2016.

Donna Jodhan at Grove Community School Photo 2. 2016.

Donna Jodhan at Grove Community School Photo 3. 2016.

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