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Upload Your Story

Do you you have a story to tell about the services and supports that have helped you on your journey?

You've come to the right place!

Record your story on your mobile device or desktop computer and submit it here. Your video should be no more than one to three minutes in length.

If you prefer to send in a written version of your story or blog post you may do so below. Keep all written stories and blog posts to less than 1,000 words. Your written story will be published anonymously unless you send an email to and ask that your name be included.

Once your story has been submitted and accepted, you will be able to view it on the Video Collage or Blogs page.

Story Submission

You can submit a video that you have saved on your cell phone or desktop computer, or you can submit a written story about yourself or blog post with an optional picture.


Allowed extensions mp4, mov, m4v, avi, webm

Story submission consent

We’ve created a community space for you to share your story and be inspired by stories of people in York Region who know what it’s like to face challenges and work their way through them. This is your opportunity to share your story on your own terms and help inspire, connect to and make a difference in the lives of others facing the same or similar challenges. We all have a story; we also have the power to write our owendings.

Important guidelines for video submissions

To share your story with the community, please follow these important guidelines when recording and submitting your video:


  • Do share as much or as little about your personal journey as you feel comfortable sharing; this is your opportunity to share your story on your own terms, in your own way.
  • Do share information that you think will inspire and make a difference in the lives of people who may be facing the same or similar challenges in your community.
  • Do feel free to be your authentic self, to show up and allow yourself to be seen just as you are; our differences are our special superpowers.


  • Do not share your personal information (e.g. your last name, address, phone number, email or date of birth) or someone else’s personal information that could be easily used to identify you and/or your family members, or the person(s) mentioned.
  • Do not use vulgar, offensive, defamatory or derogatory language (like insults or slurs).
  • Do not make statements that you know to be false or inaccurate, or that may hurt others.

This authorization grants permission to York Support Services Network (YSSN) to use your image (still or moving) and/or your spoken words to support the Up Hub project.

By signing, you agree:

  • To archive, store and make your image/video/story available in any medium, be it print or electronic form, which will include the internet.
  • To the right to edit, mix or duplicate and use or re-use the video/story in whole or in parts as YSSN may choose.
  • To give permission for this video recording/story to be copied, used, exhibited, displayed, broadcasted, distributed and posted now or in the future.
  • I understand that I have the right to revoke consent, at any time, to future use of images of me by contacting
  • I understand that this video or submitted story will become the property of YSSN, and kept for use by YSSN (note: your story and experiences are still your property and this contract does not seek ownership of your personal story, only this video/written version).
  • There is no financial reimbursement for the right use your video, recording or written story.

If you are under 18 years old

A parent or legal guardian of the above-named minor child hereby consents to and gives permission on behalf of such minor child.