The Bancroft Institute is hosting a coast-to-coast roundtable discussion about Canada’s draft national strategy developed by the Disability and Work in Canada Steering Committee. The strategy will help guide efforts to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Canada. Members of the Steering Committee with ties to the injured worker community are interested in hearing feedback on the strategy.
The event will take place Thursday May 2nd in Toronto, but participants can also join by telephone or via webcast.
11:00am to 4:00pm in Toronto (Friends House at 60 Lowther Street)
8:00am to 1:00pm in British Columbia (online or teleconference)
12:30pm to 5:30pm in Newfoundland (online or teleconference)
There is no cost to attend online. There is a suggested $10 donation for those attending in person, to help cover the costs of food, which can be paid online or at the event. The event is free for unwaged participants. Register by clicking here.
The session will begin with an overview of the Strategy and panel discussions, followed by open reflections and comments from participants in the conference.
Presenters and panelists include:
Sarah Jama (Organizer, Disability Justice Network of Ontario)
John Rae (Human Rights Advocate; 2nd Vice Chair, Council of Canadians with Disabilities)
Steve Mantis (Chair, Research Action Committee, Ontario Network of Injured Workers’ Groups)
Gordon Kyle (Community Living Ontario)
Chavon Niles (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants)