Board Member, Canadians With Disabilities – Ontario
As a long standing member of Citizen with Disabilities Ontario, Melissa has continually focused on issues of social justice and community engagement. Having lived in several different communities across Ontario, she has gained perspective on what community engagement can look like in different environments. She is currently working with other Citizens with Disabilities Ontario members to develop a forum for engaging youth with disabilities later next summer. As a recent graduate of the Masters of Social Work program at the University of Toronto with a concentration in social justice and diversity, Melissa continued to examine disability issues at the policy level with a feminist review of the AODA.