Helen Zebedee: Activism

Human rights is part of everything I do.  I self-identify as a person with multiple disabilities and believe strongly in supporting all people to achieve their potential.

Labour day since 1996

Halifax Pride for nearly a decade

Supporting striking workers since childhood (including Canadian Museum of History, Rideau Carleton Raceway, Voisey’s Bay, Canadian Museum of Human Rights construction workers)

Peace and environment

Various labour and other social justice issues

Indigenous rights

Political campaigns at municipal, provincial and federal levels

Anti-capitalism (Walmart Halifax, Domino's Pizza Ann Arbour, Michigan)

Volunteer experience

Community Development

Gaston Road Community Garden, Tangier Gold Mine Historical Society, Atlantic Master Gardeners Association, municipal, provincial and federal election campaigns, Royal City Housing Co-operative, Guelph Campus Co-operative, Action Read

- Web site design and maintenance, public education on gardening topics, communications and media liaison, development of position papers, community outreach, volunteer board membership

Human Rights

Union of National Employees, National Health Union, Guelph and District Labour Council, FASATS, Guelph Drop-In Centre,  Guelph-Wellington Coalition for Social Justice, Guelph International Resource Centre, Canadian Friends Service Committee

- National board of directors membership, local and regional leadership and advocacy, interest-based negotiation, working with diverse groups, minute taking, facilitation

Public Safety

Lynn Drive and Area Neighbourhood Watch, University of Guelph Campus Safewalk

- Community safety awareness, liaising with police