May 31 - 2022

Interview Project: Activist Melissa Dufoe-Osaabiikwe on ODSP

About the Episode

[Recording date: May 30, 2022]

The Eager Beaver Pod asks its guests if they’re willing to provide an extended interview, so that we may better get to know them/what makes them tick.

When they agree, we package it together and present it to you as part of this series.

This week’s guest, Melissa Dufoe-Osaabiikwe, is a longtime advocate for youth in care as well as the disability community, and right now, she is fervently ringing the alarm when it comes to that which Premier Ford Edsel has in store for Ontarians living with disabilities.

Anyone of us could, at any time — even today — become disabled.

If you don’t want that which is happening to Ontario Disability Support Program recipients to happen to you (or a loved one) should you (they) suddenly become disabled, it may be time to take a good, long, hard look at an oft invisible community, and to make their interests our interests also, when Ontarians vote on June 2.

A lot has been going on under our noses while COVID occupied our attention. You will both definitely be shocked by what you will learn and impressed with just how fierce is this advocate.


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Artwork credit: Peter Jarvis

Follow Melissa via @osaabiikwe1

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