ALFRED (ALF) SPENCER
Alf Spencer is the former Director of the Public Education and Outreach Branch at the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility. Now retire, he has been involved in the delivery and design of numerous programs to assist marginalized groups to find employment
He has also spear-headed the implementation of over 100 community projects related to creating awareness of accessibility issues, including programs for early childhood educators, elementary school teachers, and post-secondary students and professionals, as well as programs designed to create employment His approach to community development has touched all aspects of social inclusion from places of faith, to workplaces and sporting events. Alfred has over 30 years experience in the delivery of social services and public health programs. As a municipal leader he has overseen numerous social policy pilot projects impacting the delivery of social assistance across Canada.
Alfred is a recognized speaker on accessibility and inclusion
Past President and Honorary life member of the Ontario Municipal social services association.
He has served on a number of community boards including The Aids Network, Glenhyrst Art Gallery , Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, St. Joseph’s Life Centre and Brant County SPCA.
Most recently, he has been named to the Canadian Paralympic Inclusion Committee. He is also an advisor/panelist to the newly announced Canadian Universities Association IDEAS Competition – a national competition dedicated to the development of tools and resources to improve accessibility across Canada.