is always right to
do what is right."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A consultancy & social enterprise building capacity, confidence, stability and personal and financial security in people with lived experience with the mental health system and social assistance such as the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) or Ontario Works (OW).
Momovado Inc. aims to inspire and empower people living with disabilities along their typically non-linear career path and enable their self-employment.
Focusing on psychiatric survivors, we envision people with disabilities living and working in holistic, validating and inclusive spaces, employed or self-employed (or a combination of both!), utilizing community, sense of purpose, collective skills and personal experience to heal and improve day-to-day life while building financial freedom and security for themselves and their loved ones (especially single or lone parents).
"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
Each member of our team has experienced the existing medical model mental health system - including our founder; hospitalized almost 15 times since 2010.
We understand and share realities of trying to earn a steady income and make a positive impact for yourself and others. We are racialized (BIPOC) and otherwise marginalized people who are also children, siblings, parents, teachers ... and human.
"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."
Partners, donors, allies and friends provide us with, among a plethora of other elements, the space and time we need to build ourselves up so we can help protect the safety, health and dignity of the planet and its people - including ourselves.
True diversity and inclusion is only possible when the most intersectionally vulnerable are unconditionally valued and recognized as assets to society; celebrated for their unique, and often intense journey and perspectives to help us individually and collectively thrive.
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."