Hello. I am Russell Havill. I am a 68 year old senior. I came to Kenora in 1983. My brother approached Sharon White, an Adult Protective Service Worker employed by the Kenora Association for Community Living. She got me into the wood room at the Association’s Arc Industry.
I moved into the Adams block. I put my name into Ontario West Kenora Housing and was able to move into the Apartment I am living in now.
Kenora Association for Community Living got me a job at Gould’s nursery and I worked there for 9 years.
I participated in People First. a self advocate group for persons with disabilities. I joined the Kenora Association for Community Living as a member and subsequently got elected to the Board of Directors
I served as a member of the Provincial Self Advocacy Council for 7 years. I also served on the Board of Directors of Community Living Ontario for two years. To recognized my contribution on behalf of persons with Disabilities Community Living Ontario awarded me the James Montgomery Honour Award.
The Kenora Association for Community Living awarded me an Honorary Life Membership in 2011.
I believe in the valuable work of the Kenora Association for Community Living. They assisted me to live a very meaningful and satisfying life in Kenora.
I believe that everyone should be assisted to Live, Learn, Work and Play in their Community.
I support the Kenora Association for Community Living