People4People is a self-advocacy group for people with different abilities in Guelph and Wellington County. We're here to listen, advocate and make change happen so that our communities an inclusive place to live, work, and play.

People4People's Mission

People4People is an accessible group of Advocates who believe that everyone has the right to be treated equally in their communities.

Meet the People4People Members

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Lorrie Stevens

People 4P Guelph

Advocacy member and accessibility resource person.

Lorrie’s role in the board to listen to and remind all members of the special needs of

Has been a part of P4P Guelph for about 10 years. She joined People for People as she wanted to learn more about advocacy. “My favorite part of P4P is getting together to talk and plan as a group”. Lorrie’s future goal is to become more comfortable with presenting Advocacy rights to others. Lorrie enjoys doing crafts and making keychains.

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Jacquie McBride

P4P Guelph

Communications

Her role is to contact members who are unable to access emails and give them updates on upcoming meetings and assist them to attend meetings by phone.

Has been a member for 15 years. “I wanted a place where I could stand up for my rights and advocate for myself”.  I like meeting as a group, seeing my friends and chatting with the advisor”. Jacquie is working towards her goal to become more comfortable with presenting Advocacy rights to others. Jacquie has attended a Speaking out conference. She enjoys playing games on her ipad, and crocheting. She makes homemade cards, collects therapy dolls/reborn babies. Her most recent roll in advocating for people who are differently abled, was to advocate to her staff her need to hear from the voices of people who used to attend Day Programs and how to move forward without the Day Programming. Jacquie’s favourite colours are pink and purple.

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Alicia

P4P Harriston

Communications

Her role is to email members who have access to internet technology to inform them of upcoming meetings and events.

She has been a member for 2 or 3 years. “I enjoy being able to advocate for my rights”. “I also like meeting virtually with Advocate members from all areas”. Alicia is working on her goal to become more confident in Advocating for herself and others. “I like scrapbooking and my favorite colour is Purple. I like to listen to the Statler Brothers”.

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Brian Platt

P4P Fergus

Board President

Brian’s role is to represent People4People by bringing the needs of the people supported to Quality Assurance Meetings with upper management.

“I have been a member of P4P Fergus since 2009. My biggest goal is to teach advocacy in schools.”

As an advocate he has attended The Speaking Out Conferences and presented a workshop at the 2018 conference titled My Voice-My Choice in which he worked hard to assist to create. He has also presented the workshop to many people in Community Living Guelph Wellington. Brian has attended many meetings with CLGW upper management to advocate for the needs of people.

His favourite part of People4People is “working with the members to brainstorm and plan future advocacy goals.  I love using  zoom to meet with members”. He has gained friendships through People4People. Brian enjoys going for coffee at Tim Hortons every morning and his favourite thing to do is Advocate for himself and others. To support his community he was part of the P4P Fergus  Local Food Drive for Fergus Food Bank, and helped create a community connection with the Fergus Public Library and the Wellington OPP to bring people an information session about internet safety.

Brian is member of the Quality Monitoring Committee as an Advocate.

Tom Huxley

P4P Fergus

Vice President and Secretary

His role is to keep everyone laughing and maintain documentation for all of our meetings.

He has been a member of P4P Fergus since 2009. Tom has also attended many Speaking Out Conferences and presented My Voice-My Choice at the conference and was part of creating the workshop. He worked alongside Brian Platt to bring the presentation to people who are supported by Community Living. To support his community he was part of the P4P Fergus  Local Food Drive for Fergus Food Bank, and helped create a community connection with the Fergus Public Library and the Wellington OPP to bring people an information session about internet safety . “My favourite part of P4P is getting together and chatting. I enjoy board games, and working at Canadian Tire. He likes to make people laugh. He brings humour to P4P. He enjoys meeting with his church group and he was Borne again in 1999.

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Read the latest Advocate!

The Advocate is a People4People publication.

It replaced the Communique in 2018, and has since been a cooperative initiative by Advocates from each P4P Chapter.

It features stories, events, recipes and so much more.

 

Thank you to Flow Office Wisdom and Community Living Guelph Wellington for supporting P4P in creating this publication.

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