OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Deputy Critic for Families, Children and Social Development, questioned Kory Wood following Kory’s presentation to the Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) in Ottawa.
The Committee is currently conducting a study of poverty reduction strategies and Mr. Zimmer invited Kory Wood to present his first-hand experience in working his way out of poverty and becoming a leader who is making a difference in his community.
“It was a privilege to hear from Kory and inspiring to listen as he described growing up in a difficult situation in a local aboriginal community,” said Mr. Zimmer. “He was able to rise out of poverty through determination and key mentors in his life.”
Mr. Wood credited his stepfather, Daniel (Danny) Gladue and family friends Cindy and Carfree Gerstel, with teaching him the importance of family, setting goals and giving back. Kory Wood started a company, Kikinaw Energy Services, but more important than the money is his work as a mentor to youth on reserves, many of whom were born with disabilities.
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