Speak Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Society

The SUSA Society became a full society in 2021.

Before that, the group was known as the Speaking Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Group.

We work to create opportunities for advocacy awareness. We give rights presentations, offer workshops, and create social events.

Our Society is made up of people with diverse abilities. Everyone can contribute and has something to offer.


Our mission is to create opportunities for increased community awareness about diverseabilities*. We work to ensure the inclusion of people with diverseabilities in all areas of the community. We provide educational opportunities for self-advocacy, self-determination and rights awareness for people with diverseabilities. We assist community members with diverseabilities for opportunities to connect with other self-advocates. We promote community understanding, awareness, and inclusion.

*Diverseabilities is a term that has been chosen by many people with disabilities as part of their person- first language .

113-540 Seymour St.
Kamloops, BC V2C 2G9

Phone (250)-572-6009

Speak Up Self-Advocacy Awareness Society Events

Join this fun and challenging event that will have participants traveling throughout downtown Kamloops. The event challenges are designed to provide racers with firsthand experience of some of the challenges that come with having different disabilities.

The event aims to raise awareness about the barriers to inclusion that exist for many individuals living in Kamloops and region. An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 15 lives with a disability that limits their daily life. That means close to 18,000 Kamloops and area residents experience barriers to living a full and inclusive life. That number is even higher when we consider children living with diverse abilities.

During this fun and challenging event, participants will move around downtown

Kamloops, getting first-hand experience with some of the barriers that come with having different disabilities. The goal of this experiential event is to give participants a better understanding of the daily challenges faced by people living with diverse abilities.

Ultimately, the goal is to inspire each race participant to take this gained perspective back to personal and work spaces, applying the new insights wherever possible.

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