In the Media


Read the latest media coverage about the Holland Bloorview community and the #DearEverybody campaign.

Tai on Focus Punjabi (OMNI)

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.

CBC Metro Morning Profiles Ambassadors Tai and Sheriauna

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 Talks Dear Everybody

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.

Strategy profiles Holland Bloorview’s Dear Everybody campaign

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.

Dear Everybody, it’s time to address disability stigma in the media (opinion) 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 ambassador Tai Young

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?”