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March 2, 2017

Conference planners following a face-face meeting at Community Living London.

Conference at a Glance

2017 Mini Golf Tournament  ~ Aug. 11~ see our photo page! 

 Key Note Speaker                   Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli
               Dancer, Choreographer, Motivational Entertainer   ‘NO Excuses No Limits!’

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Speaking Out conference October 14, 15 and 16th in beautiful Port Elgin.

 Thank you to our Keynote speaker David Hingsburger.
Thank you to all of our presenters for sharing thier knowledge and experiences with us.
Thank you to Penny and Jackie for providing us with great music Friday night.
Thank you to The Leask Brothers band for playing for us Saturday night, the conference wouldn't be the same without you guys!...
Thank you to the staff at the UNIFOR centre for all of your assistance with organizing and planning.

To Brian and Ashley for all of your IT assistance and to the cafeteria staff, the food was amazing!

Looking forward to seeing all of you again next year for our 10 year anniversary of hosting the Speaking Out conference!

                       Sponsors for 2017 include Community Living Ontario and the Sparling Family

Thanks to Cowan Insurance Group for being a Bronze Sponsor of the 2016 conference!

THANKS also to Ron and Gwen Sparling, Chris and Sue Sparling, Mary McLaughlin and Paul Regan (photographer) for their support and sponsorship of the Mini Golf Tournament for the conference.

Where?  Once again our conference will be held at the beautiful Unifor Family Education Centre located in Port Elgin, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron.
This conference is easily accessible.
Workshops, accommodation, meals and entertainment are all included.

A Conference for Self Advocates


Speaking Out Conference

Kim Sparling New Vision Advocate of the Year Memorial Award 2016

Congratulations to Terri Johnston, the recipient of the 2016 award.
Terri is a strong advocate for people with disabilities. She is a member of the Bruce Shoreline Advocates in Port Elgin.

Check out information about the 

Kim Sparling New Vision Advocate of the Year Award 2017

 “Looking Back and Moving Forward – A Ten Year Anniversary!”