Media

Michelle has been featured in the media many times for the work that she has done in the community. Please take a look to see what she has been up to, as well as to get a better sense of how she can work with you or your organization.

Michelle & Thomson - A Promotional Video (June. 2013)

Michelle and her previous Dog Guide Thomson sit down for an interview, promoting an event for which Michelle was the keynote speaker. (Watch here...)

Blind Woman Envisions More Accessible City (July 2013)

Stranded, lost and alone as her friends rushed off to class after lunch, Michelle Woolfrey called her mother. Then 15 and in Grade 10 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School, Michelle discovered how inaccessible Barrie can be as she began to lose her sight. (Read more...)

Proposed Plan for Service Dog Park in Barrie Welcomed (Jan. 2016)

Michelle Woolfrey is giving two thumbs up for a service dog off-leash park in Barrie. The blind, 24-year-old Barrie woman said she often takes her guide dog Thomson to the dog off-leash park near the Barrie Molson Centre for recreation.(Read more...)

A New Outlook on Life (Sept. 2009)

Michelle Woolfrey will never learn to drive, watch another sunset, or ever see the face of the person she falls in love with. She's afraid one day she'll forget what her parents look like. (Read more...)

How We Define Disability - Podcast (Apr. 2016)

Michelle is an undergraduate student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, where she is studying Arts and Contemporary studies with a focus on Equity and Diversity Studies. When Michelle was 15 years old she started to unexplainably lose her sight, leaving her blind by her 18th birthday. Over those two and a half years, Michelle struggled with depression and anxiety as well as becoming a victim of bullying in her school. (Listen here...)

Reading Partners - Michelle's Story (Sept. 2012)

Michelle shares her story about losing her vision and how CNIB was there to help restore her self-confidence and provide reading materials to assist with her studies. She says, "Without the CNIB library, I wouldn't have passed high school. Without access to books I wouldn't be the person I am today." (Watch here...)