At Grandview Kids, we aim to actively contribute to a community that is inclusive and accepting of all abilities. Our Ability Acceptance Program is available to local businesses, schools, licensed child care centres and community groups. The goal is to enhance the understanding and acceptance of all abilities and promote inclusive practices.
Through this program, we offer:
- Presenters with lived experience (former Grandview clients or caregivers)
- Presentations tailored to all audiences, including adults, youth and children (starting in Grade 6)
- Virtual and in-person options
To request an Ability Acceptance Presentation, please click the button below.
If you have any questions, please contact Mitchell Daniels:
Ability Acceptance Presenter
About our Presenter, Mitchell Daniels
Born with Hydrocephalus, Strabismus and later diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, Mitchell has been a disability advocate for his entire life and has spoken on a variety of topics related to disability awareness at numerous events across Ontario. Mitchell has also been featured in numerous film and television programs, including Employable Me, Hold Me Steady: A Story of Autism Service Dogs “FridAy!” – A film about Autism Awareness Day and CBC’s Our Toronto, to name a few.
Outside of public speaking, Mitchell is also an accomplished vocalist, specializing in Broadway, Jazz and Opera. He has performed at a variety of events in and around the Greater Toronto Area and had performed at many conferences, galas, government, community, and sporting events.
For his work, Mitchell received the Accessibility Community Volunteer Award, Lieutenant Governors Volunteer Award and was named a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Outside of his work in the music and medical sectors, Mitchell is also quite active in the Museum and Heritage Sectors and has worked at a variety of institutions, including – Fort York National Historic Site, The Toronto Railway Museum, Bata Shoe Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, and also as a tour guide with Heritage Toronto. Mitchell is also a Board Member with the Whitby Historical Society, volunteer historian for the 6th Toronto Scout Group, Museum advisor for the Legion Experience Museum, and volunteer historic cook with the Fort York Historic Foodways Program.
Through all of these opportunism, Mitchell always strives to inspire those of all abilities to always strive to achieve the highest potential in all that they do.
How long are the presentations?
The presentations vary in length, but typically run between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
How much does it cost?
We are pleased to offer these presentations free of charge to organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Do you offer virtual presentations?
We offer both in-person and virtual presentations.
What equipment is required?
All that is required is an overhead projector with an HDMI port. We can provide the rest.
How many participants can attend the presentation?
We are happy to work with any size audience. Please note that space may be limited for virtual presentations. Please contact us for more details.