Vancouver Non-For Profit Presenting at United Nations "Zero Project" Conference in Vienna; VELA Canada's Executive Director to present at conference on Independent Living

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VELA Canada Invited to Speak at United Nations’ 2015 Zero Project Conference

Vela Canada a non for profit organization, world leader in Microboards, Individualized Funding and Independent Living solutions, will be presenting at this year’s Zero Project Conference on Independent Living hosted by the United Nations in Vienna from February 25- 27.

Linda Perry, Vela's Executive Director, was chosen from nearly 400 applicants to join a small group of world innovators to present at The Zero Project Conference on Independent Living and Political Participation at the United Nations in Vienna. Linda will be presenting on the topic of Microboards and supported decision-making. Linda Perry has over forty years of advocacy experience in working with people with disabilities.

Vela's President of the Board of Directors, Maria Glaze, will also be in attendance at this prestigious event.
Quote: “We are excited to be invited to speak at this year’s Zero Project Conference. It is an honor to be able to share our expertise with other organization who share our vision.” says Ms. Glaze.

About Independent Living and Microboards
Vela Canada is invited to present their unique solution of Microboard™, a small - micro group of committed family and friends who join with the person to create a small non-profit organization - board. Together they help the individual plan his/her life using a person-centered approach.

About The Zero Project Conference
The Zero Project is internationally recognized for their commitment to creating a world without barriers for persons with disabilities. They do this by bringing together innovate organizations such as Vela to promote solutions-oriented approaches to decision-makers and opinion-leaders worldwide. More than 500 stakeholders will be attending the conference this year from organizations such as The United Nations, European Union, disabled persons organizations, various government administrations and media. More details can be found here: http://www.zeroproject.org/conference-2015/

About Vela Canada
Vela is a non-profit society that provides solutions to individuals with disabilities and their trusted family and friends giving the person the ability to live a self-determined life. This is done by exploring ideas and options that can lead to customized, inclusive and creative support.

For more information:

Vela Microboard Association
http://www.velacanada.org
http://www.facebook.com/VelaCanada
1(604) 575 2588

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