Calling all youth activists

Just got this call for youth with disabilities to participant in a Youth Activist Forum in Ottawa. You should come, we’re going: Jeff will be making a presentation and running a workshop.


Registration is open for  the Youth Activist Forum hosted by Citizens with Disabilities-Ontario in partnership with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.  This event will bring young people together to meet established and emerging disability mentors. The Forum will include a performance night with disabled artists, discussions lead by disability leaders from Canada and the United States, and workshops where youth participants will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and interests. We are looking for youth with and without disabilities aged 16-30 from across Ontario to attend this exciting event to be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON from June 3-5th. We are still fundraising, and hope to cover all or a portion of travel, lodging and accessibility costs for participants.  Know anyone who might be interested?

Registration and more information available here:

Please circulate widely!


The Youth Activist Forum Planning Committee

By Jeffrey Preston

Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Jeff has spent his life dedicated to advocating for himself and others with disabilities. With a PhD in Media Studies from Western University, Jeff's research focuses on the representation of disability in popular and digital culture. Jeff is currently an Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at King's University College @ Western University in London, ON.