Diversity-and-Inclusion-Speaker Don-Gallant

Don Gallant

National Director, Ready Willing & Able

Don Gallant is Principal Consultant with Don Gallant and Associates - a social policy and planning agency providing support and consultation to both public and private sectors so as to advance and promote social well- being and inclusion, especially for persons with disabilities.

Prior to entry into the private sector in 1998, Mr. Gallant held senior management positions with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, including Director, Division of Family and Rehabilitative Services. Under his leadership, a comprehensive array of community based programs and individualized supports for persons with disabilities and their families were developed, and he was instrumental in the introduction of the Supported Employment model within the province.

Mr. Gallant has worked extensively with agencies in both the private and public sector at the provincial, national and international levels.

At present, Mr. Gallant serves as National Director of the Ready Willing and Able initiative - a national initiative of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and the Canadian Association for Community Living and their member organizations.