MONTREAL, October 5, 2021 – The Equity for All podcast is now available. In this interview, Élise Pilote discusses with Sikhumbuzo Dionne, a young person involved in his community and with cerebral palsy. He talks about how to become an agent of change while being a person with a disability. Learn about his journey, the obstacles that have come his way and his devotion to community involvement.
This podcast was produced as part of the Jeunes citoyens et citoyennes d’impact program (JCCI), supported by Canadian Heritage. JCCO gives young people the tools and impetus to bring their ideas to life and launch initiatives.
You can listen to this episode on the INM’s Youtube channel.
Sikhumbuzo Dionne is a committed young man. He has been involved in his community for several years. In particular, he has volunteered with Sun Youth and participated in Oxfam-Quebec’s C’est Pour Elles Aussi! project. As a person with cerebral palsy, his experience has pushed him to fight for his rights and for those of young people in similar situations.
Élise Pilote has been involved in her community for a decade. While being a student in administration at TELUQ, she is a permanent volunteer for the Centre des travailleurs immigrants-section Saguenay and a speaker to discuss her reality as an autistic person.
“I’m really trying to get involved to have a mission, to help survivors, because I’ve already experienced that vulnerability.”
– Shikumbuzo Dionne
“I feel more confident that I can make a change. I could bring another colour into society in my own way.”
– Shikumbuzo Dionne
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