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David Kuhn is a long-time community builder, volunteer and advocate

Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, at 30 years old, David has a wealth of knowledge and experience –Including over a decade of political involvement on the local, provincial and federal scenes.

A graduate of Conestoga College—specializing in provincial and local governance—David has worked at the provincial level, with municipalities, organizations and non-profits to help improve efficiency, customer service, communications, and accessibility.

Living with mild Cerebral Palsy since birth (a wheelchair and walker user), David has spent years fighting for equality and advocating for people of all abilities, ages and backgrounds.

In 2012, and on his 24th birthday, David was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his volunteerism and service to community in Waterloo Region.

A past member and co-chair of the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee as well as current member of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s Accessibility Planning Committee.

Since 2015, David has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for KW AccessAbility, a consumer-driven, non-profit information and resource centre supporting adults with physical disabilities founded in 1973.

Working in his spare time as an independent consultant since 2014, David founded StratAbility Consulting in April 2018 to continue working with government, community leaders and the non-profit & for-profit sectors; bringing his skills and experience to assist, educate and work with leaders and managers to bring effective, positive and meaningful results to their respective teams, groups and organizations.

David is a champion of Waterloo Region (with an admitted and unapologetic bias towards his hometown). When not working or volunteering, he’s usually seen around Kitchener at community or multicultural festivals, or spending time relaxing at home reading 2-3 books at once, or indulging in his hobby as an amateur historian.

 

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