Each year a Island child is appointed the role of Easter Seals Society of PEI Ambassador. As a child with a disability they have experienced firsthand some the challenges faced by disabled Islanders everyday. The Ambassador is a voice for the disabled and is able to bring a personal story to the many people they meet as Ambassador. In each year’s campaign the Ambassador is an important part of getting the Easter Seals message out and in fundraising. The Ambassador makes many personal appearances, gives speaches and interviews, helps host the major Easter Seals Society of PEI events (previously the Telethon), and with the support of Tim Hortons conducts an extensive tour of Island schools.
The Ambassador program also provides the young representative a great opportunity to develop public speaking skills, leadership skills, and a zeal for public service. The Ambassador’s travel to all parts of our Island gaining a great appreciation for our communities and meeting lots of new friends.