DavidspeakstoMinisterDuring Community Living Month, self-advocate and president of the BC People First Provincial Board David Johnston gave an impassioned presentation about the needs of people with disabilties the North.

Johnston had an audience with Minister of Social Development Don McRae, South Peace MLA Mike Bernier and Community Living BC coordinator Ahmed El Namer.

David told them the background and history of People First:

“People First groups are in every province and territory, and in dozens of countries across the world. B.C. had the first People First group starting in 1974. We are the only autonomous voice for the rights and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.”

To read the full story about the meeting published in the Alaska Highway News, please click here.