People First exists to support people who have been labelled to speak for themselves and to help each other, and help make sure that what people who have been labelled have to say is heard.
Our Vision of People First is of a movement of people who want all citizens to live equally in the community.
About PEOPLE FIRST OF CANADA/DES PERSONNES D'ABORD DU CANADA
People First is an organization that was formed because some of the people in our communities felt that they were not considered as people first. They felt that they were talked about, talked to, thought about, and treated according to the disabilities that others labelled them with.
People First of Canada members see themselves as self-advocates and full citizens of our country, who are included in the mainstream of our society. We see ourselves as people first who have taken control of their lives from, support workers, families, health practitioners, and social workers.