TD and The Walrus are pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Herterich as the TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion. Thanks to generous support from TD, Jason will assist The Walrus in exploring issues related to disability and inclusion across all of The Walrus platforms throughout 2021.
The TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion will receive training in the digital and events departments at The Walrus, contributing to the curation, planning, and promotion of The Walrus journalism, events, social media, and podcast content.
The fellowship serves three purposes: strengthening the capacity of The Walrus as an inclusive organization, benefitting The Walrus audiences by exposing them to more critical content related to disability and inclusion, and removing barriers for a journalist with a disability to work in the sector and gain direct and relevant experience.
As the National Inclusion Partner of The Walrus, TD Bank Group will also support two events in 2021. The first of which, The Walrus Talks at Home: Resilience, will take place online on May 26, 2021, at 7 p.m. EDT. The event is free to attend, but registration is required here.
The Walrus thanks TD for its meaningful commitment to a more inclusive tomorrow and its belief in The Walrus as a vehicle for positive social change.
“I’m really excited to be joining The Walrus as the 2021 TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion! I can’t wait to learn and grow while supporting accessible and inclusive content development alongside such a talented team.” —Jason Herterich, TD Fellow on Disability and Inclusion, The Walrus.
“TD is committed to helping build a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow through its global corporate citizenship platform, TD Ready Commitment. We are proud to support this fellowship, which helps content creators with disabilities build their careers while contributing to the learning journeys of institutions like The Walrus and TD. In working together, we can help create the conditions for emerging creative talent of all abilities to succeed in an ever-changing world.”
—Naki Osutei, Associate Vice-President, Social Impact (Canada), TD Bank Group
Jason Herterich is a chronically ill and disabled podcast producer residing in Toronto, Canada. He is the host and creator of Discomfort Zone, a podcast featuring narrative-driven stories on chronic illness, disability, and mental health. He is a co-host for Invisible Not Broken Podcast, a podcast featuring roundtable discussions on chronic illness and disability.