Warren's World - A March of Dimes Advocacy Project
It began with a concert in north Toronto that brought the Rolling Stones to town to headline a relief effort during the outbreak of SARS. Our contribution was to advance the cause of inclusion and accessibility.

In 2003, during the Toronto Rocks SARS concert at Downsview Park, the March of Dimes Government Relations department in partnership wit 4NPC.com and Molson organized and hosted the world's biggest Accessibility Section at an outdoor music event-- aptly titled Accessibility Rocks! More than 3,000 fans with disabilities and their caregivers enjoyed this international event in a safe and secure environment.

A movement was born.

Accessibility Rocks has evolved into an advocacy feature of March of Dimes Canada. The Advocate, on online magazine on Government Affairs, was launched in December 2005 as a precursor to, and announcement of, our newest initiative, Warren's World (a continuing feature of Accessibility Rocks).

Warren's World, a March of Dimes advocacy project, features the passion and drive of 23-year old Warren Rupnarain, who uses a motorized wheelchair as a result of Cerebral Palsy. Warren's World originally tested the waters of accessibility during the 2006 federal election by visiting every election campaign office in Toronto (that's 66 offices and meetings with candidates in fewer than 3 weeks!). The initiative received media attention locally, nationally and internationally (radio, television, newspaper and internet coverage). The daily experiences of the Crew were recorded and reported on at the official website, www.warrrensworld.ca <http://www.warrrensworld.ca> (which is an extension of the March of Dimes, www.dimes.on.ca <http://www.dimes.on.ca>). The site, developed by 4NPC.com, featured never-used-before integration of multimedia technology, including blogs, podcasts, digital video, exclusive online coverage and online voting.

Warren's World has been made possible through the creativity and generosity of Liberty Motors, HBC, Centennial College, Nikon Canada, Ryerson University - and Direct Hit Promotions, who created and designed custom-made Warren's World jackets, which were conceived and personally delivered by our Global Sultan of Swag himself, Bob Burrows.

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Building an Inclusive Canada

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Warren's World
A March of Dimes Government Relations and Advocacy Project

Lead Advocate and Star
Warren Rupnarain

Director and Co-Editor
Steven Christianson

Producer and Co-Editor
Sheila Casemore

Contributing Editor and Executive Lead
Andria Spindel

Creative Direction
4NPC.com

Communications Coordinator
Ruth Kapelus

Internal Web Coordinator
Tammie Hall

Film Production Crew
Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College
Rob Carver
Lisa Hearst
Kirk Best

Photography
Neil Prime-Coote
Kristen Calis

Accessible Wheelchair Transportation
Liberty Motors
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