The North Bay Advocacy Council helps people to advocate for their rights. They are also instrumental in teaching their peers and community members about Rights and Responsibilities. The Council meets on a monthly basis to discuss and find resolutions to concerns brought to the table.
If you have a concern, or feel one of your rights is being restricted, please contact the Advocacy Council by email at [email protected] or by calling 705-476-3288 ext. 237 and leave a message. One of the Advocacy Council members will be available to advocate on your behalf.
The North Bay Advocacy Council meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm.
Meetings take place at 175 Chippewa Street West.
“Respect for All Campaign”
We were pleased to have Chris Thorn attend the Advocacy Council to thank all of the Advocates for their support in the “Respect for All” campaign”.
Chris Leblond has been the media spokesperson for the last two years and has represented the Advocacy Council. Chris Thorn presented Chris Leblond with a framed copy of the newspaper write up. He also surprised Chris when he presented a framed write up from the previous year.
The Advocacy Council started their fall season with a planning meeting.
The goals were listed by each person, and even, missing a few members, the Advocates managed to fill their year’s agenda with goals to accomplish. Goals included:
- Invitation to a variety of Community presenters as guest speakers
- Learning and practicing public speaking
- Fund Raising for attending conferences, community participation and donating
- Learning about financial planning, independence, marriage
- Volunteering with community Partners
The Advocates will realize a goal from last year was to learn about voting and participate in a vote. Mr. Mallory, a guest speaker, gave the Advocates the information they needed to enable them to vote in an accessible atmosphere.
The North Bay Advocacy Council invites anyone interested in learning about community Rights and Responsibility to join us. The meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at 175 Chippewa Street West.
Please note there will be no meeting during the month of December. The next meeting will be January 18, 2017.