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Honorary Chair

The West Wind Association remembers David C. Onley as a passionate disability rights advocate and accessibility champion who worked tirelessly to raise awareness of unemployment and underemployment of persons with disabilities, as well as supporting accessibility and inclusion initiatives in Ontario and beyond. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our Honorary Chair.
David Charles Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, passed away on January 14, 2023. Onley was a Canadian journalist and broadcaster and served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2007 to 2014.
He was also the patron of numerous organizations, including the Rick Hansen Foundation, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and the West Wind Association.  We continue our work in his name.

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