MEDIARead the latest media coverage about the Holland Bloorview community and the #DearEverybody campaign.
Advertorial about the Dear Everybody campaign via a profile of Holland Bloorview’s Melissa Ngo and her brother, Scott, who is on the autism spectrum and is nonverbal.
Holland Bloorview ambassador Tai is interviewed at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Dear Everybody installation and speaks to his experience as an actor and the importance of the campaign.
Holland Bloorview’s Meenu Sikand is interviewed at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Dear Everybody installation and speaks to the importance of the campaign.
CBC Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway speaks with Tai Young and Sheriauna Hasse, two young actors who only get to play roles of characters who have disabilities. As ambassadors for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital they hope to change that, and see other performers with disabilities
CTV News Channel’s Angie Seth speaks to Sandra Hawken, president and CEO, Holland Bloorview Foundation and Tai Young, spokesperson for Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody campaign. Sandra and Tai explain that Holland Bloorview wants to create more possibilities for kids with disabilities, and that this should be done through increased media representation.
The magazine cites Sandra Hawken, president and CEO, Holland Bloorview Foundation, who explains that the hospital wants to advance its campaign by asking companies and brands to sign the “Dear Everybody Agreement,” pledging to create work representative of all Canadians, including those with disabilities.
Toronto.com publishes an opinion piece from Tai Young, a Holland Bloorview ambassador and spokesperson for the hospital’s Dear Everybody anti-stigma campaign. Young explains, “I’m not socially affected by my disability, and I think more roles and opportunities need to be created in the media where disability isn’t just the sad backstory.”
CTV News Toronto – News at Six profiles Holland Bloorview ambassador, Tai Young, about the hospital’s Dear Everybody campaign. Young states, “If they were to see more of that (wheelchairs), they would understand. Even if someone has a prosthetic arm, why can’t they play a role that doesn’t have a disability?”
TheLoop.ca shares the Your Morning segment that speaks to George Alevizos and Sheriauna Haase about Dear Everybody. George and Sheriauna talk about their experience with the initiative and why it’s so important