BC People First is excited to have nominated JoAnne Gauthier and David Johnston to be members of the National Canada People First Board of Directors. Good luck to both of you and we know you will do BCPF proud!
-JoAnne has been nominated for the positions of 1rst Vice President and 2nd Vice President.
-David has been nominated for the position of Treasurer.
Here are their campaigns:
Many of you have met me already, at National meetings when I was BC People First President.
My name is JoAnne Gauthier and I am nominated for 1rst and 2nd Vice President.
I was President of the Inclusion BC Foundation Board for 3 years.
I was on the BC Disability Caucus.
I am an advocate for the rights of family. I myself have been married for 31 years, and have 2 beautiful grown up daughters.My husband and I have done presentations talking about what it’s like to be married and have children and our youngest daughter talked about what it is like growing up with parents who have disabilities.
I am an advocate for the rights of inclusive and meaningful employment. I have been working for Canadian Superstore for 8.5 years. I have worked in the meat department, in the bakery, and now I’m in general service.
I am an advocate for the rights of accessible transportation. I successfully started an awareness campaign in my small community regarding the lack of accessible wheelchair transportation to the airport/out of town/around the town. I helped get the Mayor and others in City Hall to ride in my husband’s wheelchair to see how awkward it was to get off sidewalks and into buildings. We got a ramp installed into the police station, a wheelchair lift and wheelchair bathroom installed in City Hall.
I am comfortable chairing meetings.
Hello wonderful People First members and Advisors!
My name is David Johnston and I wanted to let everyone know I am running to be Canada People First’s Treasurer.
Right now I am the BCPF Treasurer. On the Board conference calls, I inform everyone how much money we have in the bank, what expenses we have had and I also tell everyone about the money coming in ( I like when money comes in). I use excel spreadsheets to keep on top of our accounts. I have been told I am doing a great job keeping on top of our accounts.
I know many People First Members from the time I was representing BCPF as President in 2014.
I hope I can have your vote to be the People First Treasurer!
Sincerely, David Johnston
Treasurer BCPF and I approve this message!