Our Mission

A collective focused on promoting opportunities for success and the removal of barriers for people with disabilities through direct advocacy in the areas of leadership, employment and policy.

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Our beginnings

Disability Positive formed around Dr. Felipe Montoya in April 2016, after his son Nico Montoya - a person with a disability - was declared medically inadmissible by Canadian immigration authorities.

Asian woman in wheelchair working with computer in office.
Deaf mother talking sign language with her daughter.
Young woman with hearing aid using smartphone indoors.
Visually impaired man boarding a train at the station.

My disability is an asset. It makes me a more creative, adaptable and innovative part of my organization.

Tim Rose, Co-Founder, Disability Positive