Changing the World - A Story of Inclusion, Integration and Exclusion
When it comes to envisioning a great life, Fionn and Jonathan are world-class imagineers. Since starting their social enterprise five years ago, they’ve learned lessons in the fine art of negotiating for things they are passionate about, from the soft sell to the High Court. While approaching advocacy like an art form is rewarding, pioneering can be hard work. They have spent much time studying in classrooms, negotiating through lawyers and collaborating with politicians, all to win what they consider appropriate supports for Fionn’s schooling, housing and community participation needs.
They have the respect of seasoned researchers and policymakers and have been invited to present their discoveries in dozens of college programs and conferences, in eight countries. They are often asked to consult with progressive service provision organizations, either to provide continuing professional development for staff or to encourage clients of the service to aim high and work together to achieve their dreams.
Fionn’s job description has been built from his skills and desires—truly person-centered employment. He is an advocate, lead researcher, filmmaker, graphic novelist, artist and accomplished (left-handed) violinist.
Faculty of Health and Community Studies | Faculty of Nursing | Visiting Lecture Series
February 27, 2020
Robbins Health Learning Centre10910 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB