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Christine has always had a passion for working with children and youth. From volunteering at summer camps to tutoring, she loves the idea of helping people reach their full potential. And now, as a...

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As a paralegal working with the Canadian government, Karen is well-acquainted with employment equity and the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace. And what she finds unfair — and unacceptable — is that...

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Alim has worked in the family business for 15 years since graduating from university. Throughout his career, he has encountered stares, questions, and confusion with respect to his facial difference. This discomfort — driven,...

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“The most qualified person should get the position” is something Ross firmly believes. Yet, this isn’t the case for all people with a facial difference. Discrimination exists, and Ross has experienced it firsthand in...

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Hi, I’m Meagan and I’m 11 years old. Having autism along with a cleft lip and palate means there are challenges I deal with every day. But nothing holds me back! I have a...

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2020 was a year none of us will ever forget. For me, it also brought a medical diagnosis that changed my life forever. In June of 2019, I began to have unexplained, chronic pain...

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Ella and Anah

As identical twins, we definitely have a lot in common. We are both very outgoing, intelligent, and hilarious. We love reading, amusement parks, dancing, and being outdoors. We both recently got our driver’s licences,...

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Alliya and Avery

Hi, we are Alliya and Avery and we are almost 10 years old. Our first language is French, but we are good at speaking English too! We were born with a condition called Hallermann-Streiff...

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Hi, I’m Brayden and I’m 13 years old. I have a genetic form of cleft lip and palate called van der Woude syndrome. Each person with a cleft lip and palate has a different...

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Hi, I’m Zachary and I’m 14. I was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). Everyone with TCS is affected differently. In my case, I have a tracheostomy to help me breathe and I wear...

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