Celebrate CANADA 150

National Conference

DISABILITY AND WORK IN CANADA

Successes and Challenges of Canada’s First 150 Years
Developing a Vision and Strategy for the Future

Ottawa – November 27, 28 & 29, 2017
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Objectives
  • Review and celebrate progress to date on opening the world of work to persons with disabilities and injured workers
  • Identify key current challenges and opportunities
  • Develop a vision and strategy for the future
  • Strengthen collaboration and networks in support of the strategy
  • Launch a book of Canadian working stories about persons with disabilities
Preliminary Agenda
Monday Nov 27, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Reception and informal discussions
Tuesday Nov 28, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Celebrating Canada’s accomplishments
  • Presentations on where we are today
  • Best practices from workplace champions
  • Lived experiences of persons with disabilities and injured workers
Tuesday Nov 28, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Conference banquet and book launch
Wednesday Nov 29, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Proposal for a national strategy
  • Short-term action steps and networks

Who should attend… persons with disabilities and injured worker representatives; labour and employer stakeholders; disability organizations; federal, provincial and municipal government representatives; health professionals; and researchers.

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