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Carleton Newsroom: On The David C. Onley Initiative Launch
The launch celebrated a partnership between Ottawa’s post-secondary institutions aimed at developing knowledge, resources and tools to help students with disabilities advance their careers.
One of the final speakers at the launch event was Carleton alumnus Clary Chambers, of Ottawa’s Spark Clarity.
“The creativity that goes into overcoming challenges daily is something that’s missing in the world,” says Chambers.
Make some noise
Inspirational speaker Clary Chambers says she jumped at the opportunity to take part is Saturday’s fundraiser because she believes “there is a unique perspective and empowerment that comes from women supporting each other’s craft”
Chambers says she traces her own entrepreneurial success “to the support, guidance and insight of fellow women. I’m grateful for the community of strong women I’ve been able to build up around me and can’t wait to be apart of such an important and impactful event.”
CUSA SEEKS TO POP MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA
Pop The Stigma Key Note Speaker
In the University Centre atrium students sat on couches painting while listening to guest speaker Clary Chambers, a Carleton graduate who suffers from fibromyalgia and is the founder of Spark Clarity, a movement to motivate people to “live their most authentic lives.”
Chambers spoke about topics such as resilience and wellness, and also touched on the importance of self-care.
“One thing about self-care and wellness is taking time to do activities you enjoy,” she said.
Chambers compared self-care to recharging a phone, explaining that people should completely relax to best improve their mental health.
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