See the ability
P.E.I. woman shares message of inclusion in video series
Alberton resident Janet Charchuk shares a message about inclusivity in a new video series, ‘ See the Ability: If you listen, you can see a lot.’
The series was produced by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society’s (CDSS).
“My ability,” Charchuk advises viewers, “is that I’m able to speak up for people who cannot speak up for themselves, and to be an advocate to be able to help others.”
And Charchuk has been speaking up a lot and for many.
She recently completed a 10year term as a member of Voices at the Table for Advocacy, CDSS’s steering committee.
In 2013, she represented Canada at the United Nations for World Down Syndrome Day and met with Ambassador Guillermo E. Rishchynski, Canada’s permanent representative to the UN.
Earlier this year she was keynote speaker at Down Syndrome Family Network in Trinidad and Tobago, where she met the country’s prime minister.
In 2014, Charchuk was awarded Down Syndrome International’s World Down Syndrome Day self-advocate award.
The CDSS video can be viewed at www.cdss.ca.
Janet Charchuk being acknowledged following a keynote address in Trinidad and Tobago in March.