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History, 1986 - 1987

Susan Carere

Chairperson, 1986 - 1987

As I think back on my year as a chairperson of the Board of Directors of KW AccessAbility some major highlights come to mind.

This is the year the decision was made to change name from KW Services for the Physically Disabled to KW Access-Ability.

P.H.I.R.S.T. LINK received a grant form Community & Social Services and the Agency moved to a larger space in lower mall level. An open house was held with John Sweeney M.P.P. in attendance.

There was an increase in overall services for all memebers within the community.

This was the beginning of an exellent music programme. The highlight for the new Music Group was as end of the year performance.

In the community a push was on to change the image of the disabled persons as not being " disabled " but wanting to access & contribute to the community. Government was beginning to recognize & increase sevices for disabled persons in all communities.

Local Occupational Therapists decided to bring the National Conference to Kitchen in 1988.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors from 1986 - 1987
YearBoard Members
1986 - 1987
  • Susan Carere
  • S. Schlueter
  • B. Person-Hirdes
  • Edward Faruzel
  • J. Buchholzer
  • John Schmidt
  • G. Fahrenkopf
  • Kathy Jull
  • Nancy Robson
  • Larry Hohner
  • Gil Small
  • Lois Shantz
  • Sandy Milne
  • Wendy Rush
  • Don Deverall


Staff from 1986 - 1987
1986 - 1987
  • C. Hodnett
  • A. Broz
  • J. Scherbarth
  • S. Dodd
  • S. Haberlin



  • Open House - New Beginnings
  • Mission statement


  • Music Group
  • Choice
  • Equality
  • Co-operation
  • Mutual Respect