I met Michaela at the Inclusion BC conference in Victoria earlier this year. After hearing about all of the work Self Advocates of Semiahmoo do, I was eager to have her come and present! We hope you will be able to make it to see her speak at Connecting to Strengthen Advocacy in Education, our 5th education advocacy conference held October 18th and 19th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.
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Tara is passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. She cares about community and works to create a world that works for everyone. Being a creative person, Tara enjoys creating programs that allow people to flourish. She currently works at Semiahmoo House Society as a Community Support Worker where she is leading a focus group for people with diversabilities.
Michaela is a vibrant persona who is focused on creating a more inclusive community. She is a part of the Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo, SAS, leadership team and is the main presenter with the SAS Equally Empowered presentation program for Surrey Schools. Michaela is a staple in the White Rock, South Surrey community and is known for her friendly persona and work with SAS, White Spot, Staples and the Special Olympics.
Workshop: Toastmasters as an Essential Skill
You will learn about the federally recognized Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo, (SAS), and their Toastmasters club SPEAKtacular. Particpants will see what happens in a SPEAKtacular meeting – and some people will have the opportunity to try it out! The impact of the workshop is learning how Toastmasters is for everyone.
The Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo are federally, provincially and locally recognized and their work. They make change through positive relationships. To help SAS members be their best selves SAS created the Toastmasters club, SPEAKtacular. This club teaches skills useful for your whole life. This club also focuses on having fun.
Read all the details about our conference here: