EmploymentWorks Together

January 6, 2020
EmploymentWorks Together EmploymentWorks (EW) is an employment readiness program for adults with autism and other disabilities that is offered in 7 provinces across Canada. On October 29, 2019, the Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada hosted program staff and organizational leadership from all 8 EW program locations across Canada for a full day of […]
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Transitional Vocational Program Free Information Nights

January 3, 2020
Transitional Vocational Program Free Information Nights Interested in finding out more about the Transitional Vocational Program? Mount Royal University will be hosting Transitional Vocational Program free information nights! Presenters will be available to answer your questions. Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 7-9 p.m. Please click the photo below […]
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2020 Free Mindfulness Groups

January 3, 2020
2020 Free Mindfulness Groups York University and CAMH have been researching how to support parents/siblings of adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as exploring ways to help autistic adults cope with stress and anxiety. As part of this research, they are holding free web-based mindfulness groups to choose from starting this winter […]
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Prime Minister Endorses Development of National Autism Strategy

January 3, 2020
The Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) welcomed the news on December 9, 2019 that the Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada announced his support for the development of a National Autism Strategy. Watch the video of the announcement – link to https://www.autismspeaks.ca/media-request-contact-us/news/news-press-releases/justin-trudeau-announces-endorsement-for-development-of-a-national-autism-strategy/ Learn more here – link to https://www.casda.ca/7597-2/
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Aspires Meeting – January, 2020

January 3, 2020
Happy New Year to all! The first Aspires Housing Group of Calgary meeting of the New Year will be held on January 9th from 7-9 pm at The Ability Hub (#300, 3820 24 Ave NW, Calgary). The meeting will begin with Linda Perry, Executive Director of Vela in B.C., speaking to the group via Zoom […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Cole – January, 2020

January 3, 2020
“I decided that I was going to keep an open mind to where this program would take me. I also gave everything recommended to me my best effort.” Cole joined the Launch + Skills program in January, 2019.  He described himself as having struggled socially and never really understanding people, which has led to social […]
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Launch + Skills Spotlight on Chantel – December, 2019

December 4, 2019
Launch + Skills Spotlight on Chantel “I got an awesome apartment with a high-end job thanks to this program! Every goal I have made has been easy enough to accomplish.” Chantel started the Launch + Skills program in April of 2018 and is currently going through a recharge. When she first entered the program, her […]
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Aspires Meeting – December 2019

December 4, 2019
The Aspires Housing Group of Calgary will hold their general business meeting this Thursday, December 5th from 7pm – 9pm at the Ability Hub. We invite you to come out and hear Dr. Katelyn Lowe, Chief Strategy Officer, Sinneave Family Foundation who will present: ‘When Will My Adult Be ‘Ready’ to Move Out?’ While Many parents have […]
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Worktopia Connects

December 4, 2019
Worktopia Connects   How do we use data to influence policy? How can we work together to make system level change? The Worktopia National Employment Network came together for a second time this year to tackle these questions during a half day session at Hotel Alma in Calgary, AB on October 30th. The Worktopia Network […]
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Supported Independent Living for Autistic Albertans

December 4, 2019
Supported Independent Living for Autistic Albertans In recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Sinneave joined The School of Public Policy to host a facilitated conversation on Supported Independent Living for Autistic Albertans.  The intent was to convene a cross sector panel for a focused discussion on the specific need for affordable housing and […]
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Sinneave’s Inclusion Infusion Podcast Series: Episode #1

November 5, 2019
‘Inclusion Infusion’ Podcast Series: Episode #1 In celebration of DEAM (Disability Employment Awareness Month), Sinneave is proud to introduce our Inclusion Infusion Podcast Series! In our first episode, Host Cedric Nicholson is joined by Amy Lonsberry (Policy & Privacy Officer) & Jillian McDonald (Innovation & Impact Officer) to discuss the early stages of our ‘Inclusion […]
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Sinneave Hosts DEAM Events – EmploymentWorks Together and Worktopia Connects

November 5, 2019
Sinneave was pleased to host two key events during DEAM. On Tuesday, October 29th project partners from across Canada came together at the EmploymentWorks Together event, and on Wednesday, October 30th Worktopia Connects convened approximately 40 participants; including leadership from EmploymentWorks Project sites, past network participants, employers, employment service agencies, and Human Resources professionals for some great […]
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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Supported Independent Living and Autism 2020 Event Planning

November 4, 2019
            Let Your Voice Be Heard – Supported Independent Living and Autism 2020 Event Planning Supported Independent Living and Autism 2020 Event Planning – Let Your Voice Be Heard The Autism Alberta’s Alliance Event held on October 11, 2019 in Edmonton was an effective forum for many important conversations, including […]
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Research Study

November 4, 2019
        Invitation letters Adulthood among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)   Principal Investigator (PI) Parisa Ghanouni, PhD, Assistant Professor Dalhousie University Department of Occupational Therapy Research Assistants (RA) Laura Eves Research Assistant, Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University Jennifer Blok Research Assistant, Occupational Therapy Dalhousie University Samantha Radford Research Assistant, Occupational Therapy Dalhousie […]
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Free Mindfulness Groups

November 4, 2019
Free Mindfulness Groups We have been researching how to support parents/siblings and autistic adults. As part of this research, we are holding a free web-based mindfulness group for autistic adults and their parents/siblings to participate in together to learn ways to cope with stress. Groups will run weekly for 6 weeks Dates and Times: November […]
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