Tru Faces is proud to have significant community involvement from educational booths, speaking sessions, and teaching adaptive sports.
At Thomas A Secondary School, we set up a booth during lunch to promote awareness about White Cane Week that took place during the first week of February. We had different canes and facts about blindness to break stereotypes.
We taught goalball, a blind sport, to high school students, as well as at some community events.
We had the pleasure of speaking at Scott Young Public School during their Inclusion Regardless of Ability Day. We spoke about inclusion, disability, advocacy and shared our own stories.
We were able to set up an educational booth at the Mohawk Students' Association to educate students about disability and Tru Faces.
We had a great conversation about invisible disabilities with St. Michael's College School during invisible disability awareness week.
We met our mentorship partner Denise Justin and gave a presentation about Entrepreneurship at the Fighting Blindness Young Leaders Summit.
We also spoke to AboutFace campers about self-advocacy. They are a camp organization for children with facial differences held each year at Camp Maple Leaf.