Artist Expands Business and Furthers His Education
Randy Janzen, songwriter, artist, and advocate for visually impaired people, participated in several programs at SEED Winnipeg and feels he was most impacted by the financial literacy components that are incorporated throughout. According to Randy, “learning
how to manage money is crucial for each and every person.”
Through the Saving Circle program, Randy’s matched savings provided sound equipment and further education to support the expansion of his business. His participation in the Access to Benefits program supported him in filing his income taxes, setting up a Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and successfully applying for RentAssist.
Staff from the Business Enterprise Support & Training (B.E.S.T.) program also supported Randy with website development, the creation of business cards, development of his online music portfolio, and launching his social media presence.
Let’s take the word ‘disability’ and erase the first three letters. Then you’ll see the ‘ability’.
Being an advocate for visually impaired people, Randy notes disabilities are all about abilities. “Let’s take the word ‘disability’ and erase the first three letters. Then you’ll see the ‘ability.’ The brain is ready to adjust and has a lot of senses. Focus on the ability and see what is the best way to utilize it.”