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National Volunteer Month: Get to Know our Board Members

April 18, 2018 - -

April is National Volunteer Month and the CACL Board of Directors is made up of 22 dedicated members. Our Board of Directors includes people with and without an intellectual disability and includes members that represent all 13 provinces & territories in Canada. Get to know three of our new board members below: Caihla Maccuish, Yvonne Spicer, and Michael J. Prince.

As a family-based organization in the national inclusion movement, CACL believes in the importance of having board members who are self-advocates guiding its work. The volunteer contributions made by our board members are immensely significant to CACL’s vision and direction in advancing inclusion in Canada. This month we offer our gratitude to our many passionate volunteers! 

Caihla Maccuish, Northwest Territories 
Residing in Yellowknife for almost 7 years, Caihla calls this beautiful city home. After working and volunteering for many different organizations in town, including community living, and with a lot of thought to her part in creating a positive community space, Caihla went back to school for social work and now works at the Catholic School Board, focusing on work with students with unique needs. Her dedication to the Yukon Association for Community Living and to the Board is to ensure that those with exceptional needs are integrated into a community that understands that each member is a valuable citizen.


Yvonne Spicer, Ontario, Director-at-Large
Yvonne Spicer is a self-advocate living with a disability. She lives in Milton, Ontario. Yvonne has been a valuable member of Community Living North Halton. She is an individual who brings advocacy and a strong passion for the sector and would represent families and self-advocates on the board in a positive way. Yvonne is a currently a college student and she is taking a course specialized for persons with disabilities in Conestoga College.


Michael J. Prince, British Columbia
Michael J. Prince, PhD and Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, teaches at the University of Victoria in the Faculty of Human and Social Development, in areas including disability, public health, social policy, public administration and organizational analysis. He is currently Co-Principal Researcher with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) on a five year community-university alliance project entitled “Disability Poverty, Enabling Citizenship.” Michael also sits on a number of Boards, including Inclusion BC and contributes extensively at senior levels to innovation in policy in BC and across Canada.

 

These are just a few of our dedicated Board members, click here to see a full list of the CACL Board of Directors.