September 20, 2013
This year the Shirley Almack Memorial Award for learner leadership goes to Douglas Schneider. Over the years, Doug has modeled a passionate commitment to learning, and tenacity and spunk in advocating for himself and others. Doug has also stepped up to the plate in many ways by serving on the board, the learners committee and the Diversity Action Group. He has been an ongoing voice for learning and accessibility issues, both at Action Read and in the community at large. Doug never gives up despite frequent setbacks. His positive nature and great sense of humour always rallies those around him. It is with great pleasure that we honour him with this year’s Shirley Almack Award.