Citizen of the Year

A touching story about Bob Hebert from Selkirk, Manitoba – a town just on the outskirts of Winnipeg. It highlights how Hebert is a man living with intellectual disabilities but has dedicated time and energy to volunteering throughout his community.

This demonstration of commitment to his community got him awarded with Selkirk\’s Citizen of the Year award.

It appears that Selkirk is a great example of inclusion – especially for a town that only has a population of just over 10,000. Over the years, the small city north of Winnipeg has made major strides toward being more inclusive to people with disabilities, Freeman said. Last year alone, her organization, which runs the Riverside Grill as a social enterprise, was able to help 11 people find jobs in the community, she said.

To find out more about Hebert, his contributions to the community and Selkirk, check out the article in the CBC by clicking here.