IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACCESS!
At the end of December, the LCA! Board unanimously agreed to dissolve LCA! as a charitable organization and as a corporation, effective December 31, 2017.
This was a very difficult, but realistic decision made in light of challenges meeting LCA! funding needs over the past year.
The LCA! Board acknowledges the incredible achievements of LCA! over the past 10+ years, in particular the vision that our founder Leesa Levinson has had, way in advance of the times, to ensure advocacy for people with disabilities (PWDs) in the media and entertainment industries.
From an organizational perspective, LCA! has an excellent reputation as an organization that has:
- worked tirelessly for our members
- contributed to provincial and national legislative changes around accessibility
- raised awareness in the industry of the unrecognized talent of PWDs
- improved job opportunities for talented individuals
The LCA! Board feels very strongly that many of our initial aims and objectives have been met and that the groundwork LCA! has done will continue to positively impact PWDs in this industry in the future.
The above achievements were only possible through the incredible commitment LCA! received from its Founder (Leesa Levinson), its volunteer Board members, its Executive Director (Dean Ifill), and from its members; in particular, those who have volunteered with LCA! and lent your expertise and time over the years to help us achieve our goals. In addition, LCA! appreciates the mentorship it has received from many people as well as the opportunities it has had to work closely with industry and government to enable change.
Over the coming month LCA! will be closing down our operations. LCA! will maintain email communication with members until the end of February 2018. The website will be non-operational as of January 15, 2018.
Leesa, Dean, and the LCA! Board wish to thank everyone who has supported LCA! over the years and wish you all a happy and healthy 2018.
Lights, Camera, Access!