June 15 - 16, 2018

Variety Village in Toronto

Canada's Largest Disability Exhibition

2018 DATES

Fri June 15 
10am-5pm
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Sat June 16
10am-5pm

LOCATION

Variety Village in Toronto
3701 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough, ON
M1N 2G2

ADMISSION

Meet our 2018 People in Motion Show Ambassador, Emily Daigle!

Many of you know her and have seen her at the People in Motion Show for the last few years which is why we are so excited that Emily Daigle is back as our official Show Ambassador!

Emily has been an accessibility advocate for over 25 years. In recent years, she has been working at the City of Toronto, helping to get accessible deputation tables in the two biggest committee rooms in the city, as well as working to get FM systems in City Hall upgraded, and bathrooms made more accessible. 

She is a strong advocate for accessibility on the TTC, a proud TTC WheelTrans Family of Services beta tester, and a self proclaimed nerd about all things TTC!

She is politically minded, having worked many election on all levels of government.

Her volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes Canada (where she is a resident of one of their programs), Pride Toronto. She was also a long time volunteer with the CNIB, dedicating over 15 years to the organization. She is also a proud member and advocate for Variety Village, our location for the 2018 People in Motion Show.

 

Some information about Emily, from Emily herself:

 

I am a strong supporter and advocate of the independence of people with disabilities. 

 

I am legally deaf-blind and use a power wheelchair. I also have Aspergers, as well as several chronic health issues.

 

I'm also a survivor of many things. 

 

I am addicted to my beloved Permobil M300 HD and have named her Permi. 

 

I am addicted to Minecraft and computers and am very geeky about cell phones. 

 

I am Proudly LGBTQ+. 

 

I have been homeless 9 times in my life and am a strong advocate of making the system more inclusive for people with disabilities. I fight for accessibility in the system, including taking the issue to the City of Toronto Ombudsman in 2015, with some good results. 

 

My absolute favourite color is purple. I love eating caeser salad, and I am a black Tea drinker; usually steeped tea or English Breakfast. 

 

I'm a Starbucks fan, for many reasons, including their commitment to accessibility, hiring people with disabilities and of course their tea. 

 

I am married and have a gorgeous black cat named Ninja. 

 

 

Find Emily at the People in Motion Show June 15 &16, 2018!

Show Location

Variety Village in Toronto
3701 Daforth Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2