Mitch Stark is an energetic, determined and outgoing 17-year-old. He uses a power wheelchair to get around as he has a physical disability called Cerebral Palsy.
Throughout his mlife, he always work on trying to make the accessibility/disability space better for all. Last summer he volunteered at CJRU The Scope at Ryerson radio station. This is where his fight for the accessibility community really came alive. Hosting his own radio show called Access Files focusing on accessibility and disability issues. Mainly he interviews politicians and individuals working in corporate communications. He looks at his show as a way to express what is going on in our community.
At the end of the day, his goal is to relate what he talks about on his show to the rest of Canadians who do not have disabilities. He thinks to himself if he can do this-this is when we will see real change for individuals with accessibility needs.
Next year he will be attending Humber College for journalism. He can truly say that his love for journalism came from my experience at CJRU. The radio station ultimately helped him find his voice and at the same time gave him some way to use it.
Mitch believes that if everyone uses their voice we can unite as one community. Uniting as one will leave us with endless possibilities for the future. So he asks you please join him and use your voice so that we can finally see real change for those with accessibility needs. He believes not only is this his fight, but it is everyone’s fight because some day we will all need some type of accessibility, so why not start now! He hopes we can work together now and in the future to make Canada accessible for all!
To find out more about my radio show please visit cjru.ca. Access Files airs every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM on 1280AM in Toronto and at cjru.ca.