Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods


CAN’s Executive Director, Heather McCain, is a highly skilled and experienced speaker and facilitator. They are available to facilitate conversations, meetings, conferences, and events. They are respected for their ability to facilitate groups of people from diverse backgrounds and a variety of intersecting identities. Heather is flexible, engaging, enthusiastic and efficient with excellent conflict resolution skills. Heather has worked with a variety of businesses, communities, and groups and is available to help your organization. 

In addition to Heather, CAN helps emerging advocates and educators find opportunities to increase their skills and experience. CAN also works with independent contractors for projects, workshops, and/presentations that require additional facilitators and/or speakers. 

“Heather is knowledgeable, thoughtful, funny, and generous. As the moderator of Chronically Queer, they create a welcoming environment for everyone—regardless of where participants are in their respective disability journeys. Chronically Queer benefits from Heather’s extensive experience, longstanding commitment to advocacy, and dedication to supporting disabled people and affirming disabled ways-of-being.  It is clear that Heather views accessibility as a practice and is therefore always seeking to make the group work better for participants.  Moreover, Heather is passionate about ensuring that accessibility extend beyond “crip” spaces and, in that spirit, often offers group members opportunities to have our voices heard in majority-abled spaces as well. Under their care, the group has become a thriving community and fostered many friendships.

Corin Parsons de Freitas, Chronically Queer member

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