It’s Thursday November 24th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

The City of Kingston has announced the 2022 Accessibility Award Recipients. The Community Organization award will go to Polson Park Public School for it’;s continued upgrades to their playground. Nominator Stacy Watson says.” By reducing the physical barriers and rethinking the playground, the school created spaces where all children can play together and engage in a variety of activities. 3 Community Members will also be receiving awards. Bailey Daniels who works with Motion Kingston will be recognized for helping others gain independence and confidence by providing clients and their families with mobility and accessibility equipment. Associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering at Queen’s University, Claire Davies for designing assistive technology to increase independence for persons with disabilities, and owner of SignAble Vi5ion Leah Riddell, who educates individuals, businesses and corporations on how to create work environments centred around inclusive communication. She is also a past member of the City’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee, where she used her training and lived experience to advance accessibility for persons with disabilities in Kingston.

There will be a free ceremony next Friday December 2nd from 1 to 3 at Memorial Hall in City Hall featuring keynote speaker Desirée Walsh known for her standup comedy using her sense of humour to shine a perspective on her experience as a person with cerebral palsy.

 

Kingston Economic Development Corporation and St. Lawrence College announced they have launched the first upskilling hair stylist training of its kind in the region. The free training is available for local industry stylists and apprentices who are seeking to advance their skills on all hair textures. The training will focus on diversity and inclusion in the hair styling industry.

According to a release from Economic Developmnent, 

“As the international community grows within the Kingston region, individuals are finding that stylists don’t feel confident enough to work with all hair types. These training sessions will position Kingston as a city with dozens of stylists who are able to cater to any one person who sits in their chair.

 All training sessions will be available free of charge to interested stylists and apprentices seeking to advance their skills working with multiple textures of hair. The next round of training sessions is currently slated to begin on January 22, 2023.

 

That’s all for your daily news brief, I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips email: news@cfrc.ca