Each year, October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) across Canada–an opportunity to celebrate, educate, raise awareness and promote employment inclusion within the job market for people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities face barriers to employment and each year DEAM provides an opportunity for employers, people with disabilities, service providers and Canadians to come together to act in removing barriers and creating a more inclusive economy.

You are invited to join the Opportunities and Policy Levers in Inclusive Employment webinar on Wednesday October 13th from 2-3:15 pm.

Event Summary

Event Description: A panel of thought leaders (representing: Supported Employment Sector, PDD Employment Services Providers, Lived Experience and Employers) catalyze a discussion about inclusive employment with the goals of enhancing shared understanding and identifying opportunities and change imperatives to improve employment outcomes for Albertans with disabilities.

Hosted by: Provincial Inclusive Employment Network Members (Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN), Edmonton Pan Disability Connection (PDC) and Employ-Us YQL Network (South Region)

Date: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Time: 2-3:15 pm

Moderator: Rod Miller, President & CEO, CPHR Alberta

Panelists: Braedan Deitsch, Student, St. Mary’s University; Chantelle Robinson, HR Manger, Calgary Winter Club; Johnathon Red Gun, Disability Employment Coordinator, Community Futures Treaty Seven; Katherine Hughes, Director, Human Resources, Calgary Hyatt; Kelsey Barham, Restaurant Owner, Tim Hortons; Tanya McLeod, President, The Sinneave Family Foundation; Teodora Jokic, Workplace Inclusion Strategist, Gateway Association-Calgary

Event Format: Webinar

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jn_2n1TEST6DM-DICsihZA

Click Here to Download a Policy Discussion Primer

Click Here to Download an Inclusive Employment Infographic

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