Category: Petition

Teresa Pocock’s “Totally Amazing: Free To Be Me” Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH & ART EVENT IN VANCOUVER, B.C. – Please join us from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 2nd to celebrate the launch of Teresa Pocock’s second art and poetry book: Totally Amazing: ‘Free To Be Me’ Teresa Pocock’s

Butterflies in My Stomach

Please vote for Teresa’s video on Storyhive.com Butterflies in My Stomach: The true story of a woman with Down syndrome who overcomes discrimination, and her own fears, to blossom into an artist. “Butterflies in My Stomach” is Teresa Pocock’s StoryHive

Teresa Pocock’s Artistic 

Ability is Celebrated During Canadian Down Syndrome Week!

Teresa Pocock’s “Artistic Ability” is featured in The Vancouver Foundation’s annual 2017 magazine, “Gifts of Inclusion”. This is perfect timing as November 1st to 7th is Canadian Down Syndrome Week — a week to celebrate the talents of people with

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Ontario Government apologizes to Teresa Pocock: 4 Signs of Change

By Franke James, Teresa’s sister Vancouver, B.C., December 5, 2016 How does a Canadian with an intellectual disability fight back when their rights are violated? Four recent developments have me thinking optimistically about signs of change for Canadians with intellectual

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Dear Minister Hoskins, Please send me a letter

By Franke James My sister Teresa is stepping forward as a self-advocate. She has written a letter to Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins asking him to please send her a letter! “Dear Minister Hoskins, It

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BCCLA writes to Ontario Ministry of Health re: Violation of Teresa Pocock’s #HumanRights

Who is willing to stand up to defend and assert the human rights of the intellectually disabled? A tragic wrong occurred when Teresa Pocock was forced into an Ontario long-term care home in 2013 against her will. Despite Teresa’s many

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Book Launch: Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside

“I am alive! I am reborn in Gastown!” says author and artist Teresa Pocock. Teresa is defying the “health care system” that wrongly labelled her “incapable” two years ago when she lived in Ontario. In 2016, Teresa Pocock won a

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The Big Five-Oh! Happy Birthday, Teresa!

Oh Teresa, the places you’ll go! And the things you will do. The people you’ll meet. Who will cheer you and greet. Fifty years young and your life has just begun. You’re a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful one. Oh Teresa, the

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Teresa’s Happy Dance at Change.org

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Teresa dances and celebrates as she follows and counts every supporter at Change.org. Please sign Teresa’s petition at Change.org

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Teresa is power-walking to protect Human Rights for all people with disabilities!

Please sign Teresa’s petition at Change.org Teresa Power Walks: Forced into a Nursing Home at 49. Now She’s Free! Watch Teresa Pocock ‘power walk’ — and ask yourself how anyone could think she belongs in a nursing home! It is

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