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CACL, on behalf of the entire ACL federation, extends sincere congratulations to John Cox of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on being awarded the 2011 Alan Thomas Fellowship award (from the Carold Institute). John’s award winning application was entitled ‘Getting Included: How Labeled Individuals Have Impacted Inclusion’.
The Alan Thomas Fellowship will provide John with a sabbatical to examine the advocacy work of people labeled as having intellectual disabilities, and their influence and impact on Canadian policies of inclusion. Through documentation, research and reflection on the historical work of People First of Canada, including his own life-long advocacy, John will chronicle how People First and its members have mobilized civil society to push for key policy changes.
John is well known for his tireless community development work and he has a long history of advocacy on behalf of persons with intellectual disabilities. For nearly 25 years John has worked with the Nova Scotia chapter of People First, and has served on the Board of both People First of Canada and the Canadian Association for Community Living at a national level.
Well done, John! Best of luck and every success as you begin your sabbatical.
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