TORONTO TEAM

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Elaine Drover standing
Laura Leskur

The Team

Our Toronto Leaders

Our Toronto team is made up of people with CP that take on a leadership through mentoring younger participants and organizing the final performance show.

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Irene Klaus

Leader

I live in Toronto, and attend North Yorkers Communication Enrichment Class. I have CP. I use a computer to talk with my head switch. I have been doing drama for 6 years. I love drama because it is fun. When I’m at the Imagining Possibilities workshops, I love to play Pass the Energy. In Pass the Energy, one of us receives the energy as an energy ball, and gives it a size and colour, and listens to the emotion and mood we feel and the pass this to the next person, who can then play with it in their own way. I love attending the workshops.

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Christine Jimenez

Leader

I grew up in Burlington. I moved to Toronto 12 years ago. I have been a member of the North Yorkers Communication Enrichment Class for 10 years. I was a painter and sold some of my paintings at an exhibit at the OFCP. In 2009, I received a scholarship to go to the ISAAC International Conference in Montreal. I am a Bliss alumni, and have been on the Board of Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada, for 2 years. I help make new bliss symbols. I am a member of the Bliss I-Band. I like to play the guitar with my ipad.

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Gabriel Ly

Leader

I grew up in Scarborough. I have been attending North Yorkers Communication Enrichment Class for 5 years. Since joining the Imagining Possibilities team, I’ve found that drama really helps me communicate and share our minds with others. My favourite game to play is Pass the Energy– but I like to think of the energy as a sports object. Like and NHL puck or soccer ball, it is much more powerful that way. When we create stories, I like to play to hero, and rescue people who are having problems, and responding to 911 calls.

Elaine Drover standing

Elaine Drover

Leader

I grew up in Newfoundland. I left in 2004 and came to Toronto in 2007. I live independently. I am a Bliss user and I am on the board of Blissymbolics Communication Institute Canada. I attended the Republic of Inclusion as part of the Progress Festival. For me, story-making is important because it helps us talk about new ideas and allows us to work together as a team.

Laura Leskur

Laura Leskur

Leader

I attended the workshop at the ISAAC conference. I loved making the stories. I started attending the Sunday sessions in September 2016. I was excited to get the chance to go to Hamilton and be part of the Engaging Possibilities workshops. I am working to become a leadership team member. I was in charge of the bar at the Come to the Edge Performance. I love coming to drama and working together with everyone.

This program is developed by A.D.C.I.D. (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development) an organisation that Engages Communities in Creative Transformation.

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