My History, Our Future
My History, Our Future is a new course from Vecova that teaches important knowledge and skills to new self-advocates and the allies who support them. Becoming a self-advocate or ally has never been simpler, thanks to Vecova's easy-to-use videos and workbooks.
- Watch videos and practise skills in the activity workbooks.
- Learn at your own pace.
- Watch videos over again to make ideas stick.
- Talk about, draw, act out or write down what you’ve learned in the workbooks.
You will gain the know-how and confidence of an effective self-advocate or ally. You will get a richer sense of our Alberta disability community’s history.You will learn important life skills in communication, leadership, goals and decision making – skills we all need to live meaningful lives.
For more information, contact Annalea Sordi, Vecova Researcher, at 403-284-1121 ext. 337 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to http://vecova.ca/research/project-websites/its-my-history-too to find out more.
Go to http://vecova.ca/research/project-websites/its-my-history-too/project-resources/ to get the workbooks and video links.
How to Have a Say in Government is a new course from the Disability Action Hall for self-advocates and allies. It teaches these things:
- You can make a difference!
- What governments in Canada do - programs that affect you, who represents you, how to find out what goes on
- How to have a say - what works, when is best, how to get involved, political parties and voting, and how to write a letter, have a good meeting and make a speech.
You can do the course three ways.
- Have the Disability Action Hall come teach your group.
- Download the course materials and make changes to fit your group.
- Do the course online.
The online version has audio so you can follow the words and pictures on the screen. There are activities and videos that show what we mean.
You can find the course at http://haveasayingov.blogspot.ca/