In the Media
Read the latest media coverage about the Holland Bloorview community and the #DearEverybody campaign.
CBC Metro Morning’s Ismaila Alfa speaks with film director Arshile Egoyan and the star of his latest movie, Julian and Julian’s mother Donna. The interview discusses the movie making process and the need to break down the stigmas surrounding disability, especially in film.
Ashleigh Saith, Director of Public Engagement, Holland Bloorview Foundation, explains how the Dear Everybody campaign is continuing to advocate for more authentic representation of people with disabilities in the media. The campaign is asking companies and brands to sign the “Dear Everybody Agreement” to break down barriers in the media landscape.
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.”