“The council makes an important contribution to improving the lives of persons with a disability and I am honoured to be appointed chair of the Premier’s Council on Disabilities,” said Daley. “The next three years will be a busy time for the council and I am happy to be given this opportunity.”
The new members are:
- Andrew Daley, Green Mountain (Local Service District of North Lake), chair
- Annie Chiasson Doiron, Tracadie
They join current council members:
- Linda Ferrier, Fredericton, treasurer
- Noëlla Hébert, Saint-Louis de Kent, secretary
- Sheila Rogers, Bathurst
- Christine Evans, Saint John
- Michael George, Saint John
- Cheryl LeBlanc, Shediac
- Dawn Stevens, Fredericton
- Marc LeBlanc, Beresford
- Brent MacPherson, Fredericton
- Michèle Ouellette, Edmundston
“Annie will bring an important perspective to the council,” said Daley. “She is a strong advocate for those in the northeast of the province. The council is fortunate that she has agreed to become a member and to contribute in this way.”
The council meets four times a year in addition to other public meetings. It advises on matters relating to the status of persons with a disability; brings before the provincial government and the public matters of interest and concern to persons with a disability; promotes employment opportunities of persons with a disability; and supports access by persons with a disability to all services offered to New Brunswickers.
Other areas of focus for the council include employment, transportation, education, barrier-free design and home care, among many others.
More information about the council is available online.