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BNI - Georgian Triangle

Breaking Down Barriers joins the BNI Georgian Triangle

Breaking Down Barriers has taken the Charitable Fundraising seat at our local chapter of the BNI. According to the Chapter website, "BNI members, on average, increase their business 20% the first year. Our chapter is a dynamic, committed group of business people who know how to refer business to each other."
As a part of the BNI we look forward to new networking opportunities and learning more about the professional services in our community. 
Even though we are in our first year of membership, the organization has made lasting connections. 

To learn more about the BNI and the BNI Georgian Triangle, please click the link below. 

 

 

30 years of Breaking Down Barriers

Please follow the link to this youtube video featuring our consumers and some of the activities held over the past few years.

Volunteer Portal

Linking volunteers and organizations in the South Georgian Bay are the volunteer portal helps people to connect.

Independent Living Canada

Founded in 1986, Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) is the national umbrella organization, representing and coordinating a network of Independent Living Centres (IL Centres) at the national level.
The Board of Directors for IL Canada are comprised of a majority of people who themselves live with a disability and include Members at Large as well as a representative from each Province where an Independent Living Centre is located.
Independent Living Canada (IL Canada) commits to promoting and building awareness of its mission by undertaking the following activities:

  • Policy articulation and development
  • Guidance and support to IL Centres in operations, programs and services delivery
  • Resources, training development and providing networking opportunities
  • Liaison and education with the government, general public, community agencies, media, nonprofit and private sector
The aim of Independent Living has been about empowering the individual to self-identify positive changes.  IL Centres are designed to facilitate greater independence through the active and meaningful involvement of persons living with any form of disability in all aspects of their lives. (from IL Canada website)
 

Access Now App

accessnow.me

“The Self-Manager” published by the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto:
 
Even in major cities, finding accessible places to socialize, eat or shop can be a challenge. Toronto Self-Manager Maayan Ziv is the founder of AccessNow, an app that uses crowdsourcing to collect and share accessibility information. The app helps people find accessible places and raises awareness about the number of locations that are not accessible. Currently the app is only available online but Maayan is hoping to launch the smart phone app soon. Visit http;//accessnow.me to pin some of your favourite locations.
 

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