Be Inspired / VATTA Blog


Packing up boxes for the move from my house to my new condo reminds me of my BIG MOVE 12 years ago. I was 18 years old and I had just graduated from high school. I was so excited to be moving away from my...

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Meet Our Newest VATTA Member, Gabriel!

We are excited to introduce our first French-speaking member of VATTA! If you want to read his blog in English, scroll down on this page to see the English introduction.   Bonjour, Mon nom est Gabriel de Villers-Matte, j'ai 20 ans et je suis né en Abitibi et je demeure...

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Self-Advocacy – What Does it Mean?

  At the last VATTA meeting, the Lifestyles Committee was given a task. It was to answer the question “What is a self-advocate?” First, let's start by explaining what an advocate is. An advocate is someone who stands up for rights. They use their voice to make...

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Being Professional At Work

I respect myself, my job, my employer, and my paycheque! That is why I like to be professional at my job. Being professional is very important when you are going to job interviews and when you are at work. Becoming professional is a learning experience...

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