John Lord presented Independent Living Impact book – May 4

A New Perspective on Disability

John LordOn May 4, more than 20 attendees gathered at the RCD to join John Lord's new book launch. The event highlighted the Independent Living (IL) as a “social movement” and inspired us with stories of individual empowerment and community change that have resulted from this movement.

We also learned about the leaders and the actions changing the landscape of Canada.

John Lord’s talk was based on his newest book on the history and impact of the IL movement.

The Book IMPACT: Changing the Way We View Disability will be available for purchase shortly, $25 each.


John Lord is a researcher and author from Waterloo, Ontario. He was the founding director of the Centre for Community Based Research in Kitchener and is now a partner with the Facilitation Leadership Group. He has completed numerous studies and publications on independent living and other forms of innovative community support for people with disabilities. His previous well regarded book was Pathways to Inclusion: Building a New Story with People and Communities.

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