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No matter what your disability is, you can accomplish a lot in this world and have a life filled with love and joy! That’s what Krystian Shaw will tell you. Born with an intellectual disability, he knew he wouldn’t be able to go to university to reach his goal of becoming a social worker, but he didn’t get discouraged. Learn more by viewing the video below.

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter

Our mission and vision: We promote Community Inclusion, including ideas like social justice, social inclusion, kindness and compassion, anti-bullying, mental health issues and all disabilities. We promote success stories about the challenges that many face. Instead of focusing on a label, we like to refer to the idea of diverse abilities. We promote entertainment, lifestyle issues, and community events. We also promote the idea of reducing stigma and discrimination, preferring to stomp it out completely.

Our goal is to spread awareness about what we can do, not what we can’t do. We highlight different themes in the newsletter and include ideas about different topics every month. Recreation and leisure are important to us, as well as social issues that affect our diverse communities, including Indigenous people as well as the LGBTQ2+ community. We also promote different causes and things happening in the disability field.

We have a great team of contributors with lived experience and different challenges writing for us. We cover issues that interest everyone whether they have challenges or not. Our founder, Krystian had a dream to support people with diverse abilities since he was supported alot since he was a child and now as an adult, so he founded this newsletter to give back to society what was given to him. He couldn’t go to university to get a college degree in the disability field, so he wanted to support others in his own way. He started the newsletter in September of 2013.  Krystian lives with mild intellectual disability and has an anxiety disorder. He is thankful for all the support services he got in his life. 

Ability Friendly Accessible Business certificates

Some photos of Krystian giving Ability Friendly Accessible Business certificates. Businesses you get a listing in the newsletter and a certificate in a frame for 50 dollars per year, but we also offer regular advertising to businesses and nonprofits. nonprofits are half price off the price list.

I believe in listening to and partnering with our clients in order to achieve the greatest results. Click on the button below to download The Kamloops Self-Advocate Display Ad’s Rate Sheet

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