Member Directory Listings for
New Directions Speakers' School

Member Directory Listings for
New Directions Speakers' School

New Directions Speakers' School

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About Us

Created in 2008, New Directions Speakers School is a unique public speaking program which teaches public speaking, leadership and advocacy skills through raising awareness of social justice issues. The program is guided by the philosophy of addressing, overcoming and removing of barriers to participation and promotes an atmosphere of peer support and mutual aid.

The school is open to anyone who is an injured worker, living in poverty or facing other economic challenges. Students have repeatedly reported that the program has increased their self esteem, self efficacy and confidence. Many have gone on to volunteer and work in the City of Thunder Bay.

Since 2008 approximately 200 students have successfully completed the program. Graduates have spoken on a variety of relevant social justice issues including discrimination, living with HIV, the sex trade, financial hardships faced by widows, Aboriginal accomplishments, faith, poverty, and addiction.


June 2019 Graduation
Winter 2017 Graduation
Fall 2016 Graduation
Fall 2014 Graduation
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Rep/Contact Info

Rachel Rainville
Executive Liaison