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Learning from the Honourable Carla Qualtrough

Posted on October 28, 2016
By Devon Kerslake

We had a terrific first session of our seven-part IMPACT-Ability Learning Series hosted by Al Etmanski and Vickie Cammack on Oct 24, 2016. In this session, The Importance of Being a Wise Traveller, Al and Vickie were joined by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

qualtrough_c.jpgMinister Qualtrough led us through how she has been an effective wise traveller inside and outside the disability world all her life, providing great insight into the inner life of an influential Cabinet Minister.

She impressed us with her confidence, determination and mandate to make Canada a more accessible place. “The more we can leverage our collective perspective and interest, the more we can achieve the desired outcome.”

The recording of their conversation is now available online. We welcome you to share this webinar and any other resources with your networks, colleagues and friends! We also had a number of thoughtful questions and comments from the audience both during the webinar as well as through social media - check out the IMPACT-Ability storify to catch the lively online conversation. 

Inspired by the beautful thinking shared during our hour with Minister Qualtrough, I created a large (3x7ft) mural as a graphic recording to highlight our learning that you can view a photo of the piece here.

Looking to keep learning with this series?
There are six more webinars in this series. The next one is on November 1st with Lynda Kahn and Jack Pearpoint from Inclusion Press who will be discussing Creating a Container for Your Content, you can register here.

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Devon Kerslake

By Devon Kerslake

Devon believes in the positive, transformative power of art for all communities great and small. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies with a special emphasis on Curatorial Practices. Following this degree, Devon worked for the Winnipeg Film Group supporting Canadian Independent film and for the University of Winnipeg Cultural Studies Research Group as a Project Coordinator specializing in academic learning events.

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