Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley894 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5P8
Phone: 613-735-0659
Fax: 613-735-1373

AGM To Feature PhD Candidate Speaker

Katharine Viscardis To Speak at Annual General Meeting

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley has confirmed that Katharine Viscardis will be their guest speaker at their annual general meeting.

Katharine Viscardis is a PhD Candidate in the Canadian Studies program at Trent University. She witnessed the horrors of child institutionalization while volunteering in a Bulgarian orphanage in 2010. For her dissertation, Katharine chose the legacy of Canada's first institution designed for children and adults with disabilities, the Huronia Regional Centre.

Katharine's dissertation is a significant contribution to research, particularly considering current movements of austerity which threaten to reverse the gains made in the movement for deinstitutionalization in Ontario. Viscardis will speak on September 26, 2019 at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre in Pembroke. The annual general meeting is free for the public to attend. Please confirm your attendance with Holly Tennian at 613-735-0659 ext.220 or Light refreshments will be served.

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Holly Tennian
Phone: 613-735-0659 ext.220