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.


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

Tim Rose, Co-Founder, Disability Positive