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Meet Our Consumers

We’re just starting to add biographies of our consumers and hope to do one every month or two. Keep checking in as we add new consumers!

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Tammy is famous at ALSO for her beautiful artwork. She has been with ALSO for a year and has really benefited from the services. In an interview with her, she explained that all staff at ALSO are very nice, friendly, respectful, and are willing to help. READ MORE ABOUT TAMMY


Chris was a left defenseman on a hockey team when he was young. Chris still has a youthful and ambitious heart at 53 years young. Chris has had attendant care services through ALSO for over 20 years now. He has always been very helpful and has brought tons of joy to other consumers and workers alike. READ MORE ABOUT CHRIS


Having made a television appearance in 1991 as a part of the Easter Seals program when he was just eight years old, David certainly has star-quality.  Twenty six years later, David may be older and wiser, but his smile is just as bright. READ MORE ABOUT DAVID


Similar to many of her favourite book characters, Felisha is an adventurous spirit with a heart of gold. At just 29 years old, Felisha takes advantage of her youth and energy by exploring. She loves to spend time outdoors and enjoy the warm weather whenever possible. However, her adventures aren’t just limited to her physical surroundings. READ MORE ABOUT FELICHA


From the vibrant blue walls to the pictures of smiling friends and family hanging throughout, Tara’s bright and welcoming apartment mirrors her vivacious personality. Moving from ALPHA into the apartment four years ago was an exciting time for Tara. She loved picking out her paint colours, flooring and countertops. Though she has the makings of an excellent interior designer, Tara is a graduate of the journalism program at St. Clair College. She is grateful that ALSO was able to assist her while she was living on campus to make her educational aspirations a reality. Though Tara greatly enjoyed her school experience, she admits that being finished with the stress of her classes made her late twenties some of the best years of her life so far.  READ MORE ABOUT TARA


Like his favourite animal, the endangered white Bengal tiger, Mitchel is fierce, strong and independent. It would be impossible to contain his vibrant and energetic spirit in a zoo. He insists that pineapple is a necessary addition to any pizza and will defend his favourite actor, Tom Hanks, against criticism. Despite his strong persistence, Mitchel is a gentle soul whose loyalty and affection for others are truly touching. READ MORE ABOUT MITCHEL


Caroline is very energetic and young at heart.  Similar to Belle in Beauty and the Beast (one of her favourite movies) she is a very intelligent due to her love of books. Reading has given her a wide vocabulary, active imagination and an open mind.  Caroline has two university degrees! She has a degree in both psychology and education. READ MORE ABOUT CAROLINE


Warren is well known in ALSO circles, but what you might not know about Warren is that he is a very proud man.  He is proud of being a great god father and he is also proud that he is able to live independently. Warren was one of the 24 consumers that moved when the ALPHA supportive housing site closed in 2014.  He really is enjoying his large accessible apartment and the staff at his site.  He accredits ALSO for ensuring that he is able to live independently and have choices. READ MORE ABOUT WARREN


I'm sure many of you have seen Grant in the halls and working hard at ALSO in the Participation Industries Program (PI), but for many of you Grant might be just as mysterious as some of the characters in his favorite Power Rangers movie.  While some might believe that a guy who likes Power Rangers wouldn’t necessarily enjoy more traditional characters, but Grant will prove you wrong.  His favorite show to watch is Laurel and Hardy, a classic! READ MORE ABOUT GRANT


JP truly is a prime example of how someone with a disability can live independently in the community. He contributes his success to A.L.S.O. for making it possible to live in his apartment and have the freedom to do what he wants when he wants to. READ MORE ABOUT JP