Self-Advocacy

Are you encountering difficulty getting the services or support that you need?

Are you are feeling overwhelmed or frustrated?

Muscular Dystrophy Canada staff and volunteers can provide guidance and coaching to help you become an effective self-advocate.

Contact us – we are here to help.

Publications

Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s
Self Advocacy Toolkit

offers guidance to help you become an effective self advocate. Self Advocacy is the process of understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities and communicating these with others.

If you would like to receive a printed copy, please contact your local office, or call 1-866-687-2538 or email.

 

“How To” Health Guide.

This powerful resource, created by members of the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC), helps enable patients to effectively navigate through the Canadian healthcare system and provides them with the tools necessary to effectively manage their disease.

Media

Karen Dunbar

Self-Advocacy
Video Presentation

Presenter: Karen Dunbar, Services Specialist, Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Description: Self Advocacy is the process of understanding your strengths and needs, identifying your personal goals, knowing your legal rights and responsibilities and communicating these with others. Karen discusses the importance of self advocacy.
Length: 23:02

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