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Windsor, ON Wednesday June 21st, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Involvement in the community

After experiencing health issues in grade 9 and 10 which left him requiring assistance for many daily activities, Nick Harris realized more than ever the difficulties faced by people with disabilities who do not always have as much independence.

Nick had an idea that would create a more inclusive environment at his school, and ensure that accommodations were made so that everyone could participate in the school activities. Nick applied for 3 grants to cover the cost of raised garden beds that would be accessible for people who use wheelchairs and walkers.

Next year the Life Skills at F. J. Brennan Catholic High School Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board class will be responsible for leading the garden programs and Nick is helping the Life Skills teacher - Mr. Frias (who has already been a big help on this project!!) to develop the curriculum.
Thank you to the students at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in the woodshop for preparing the boards and putting together the garden beds.
Thank you to Community Living Ontario for covering the cost of the construction of the garden beds.
Thank you to The Windsor Essex County Environment Committee for covering the cost of the soil to go in the gardens.
Thank you to World Wildlife Fund for covering the cost of the plants to be planted soon.

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