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2022 Inclusion Conference: Challenging Change & Winning!

2022 Inclusion Conference: Challenging Change & Winning!

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Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown

90 22 Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6

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Join Inclusion Saskatchewan for our first ever hybrid Inclusion Conference on June 4, 2022!

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Inclusion Saskatchewan's annual conference is a time for Self-Advocates, families, educators, and service providers from all over the province to deepen their knowledge and commitment to people with intellectual disabilities and inclusion.

Join us for a day of learning and networking by purchasing a ticket to attend our conference sessions. This year, you may choose to join either in-person at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Saskatoon, or you may choose to join virtually! Please review the ticket options carefully to make sure you select the right ticket(s) for how you'd prefer to participate.

Space is limited - register early! Deadline to register is May 29th.

We want everyone to be able to attend our event, so if cost is a barrier to you, please contact us at info@inclusionsk.com to ask about conference subsidies.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Included with all Conference Sessions tickets, both in-person & virtual

9:30 - 10:00 am: Opening Remarks, Reflection & Blessing

10:00 - 10:45 am: Modelling Diversity - Bean Gill

Benveet “Bean” Gill is an example of unwavering strength and resilience. Heavily bullied as a child, her sudden disability was a catalyst that forced her to face trauma head on. Bean took her health into her own hands, got the answers and help she needed, and bravely embraced an ‘attitude of gratitude’. By confronting adversity and sharing her story, Bean breaks down barriers and is changing stigmas surrounding people with disabilities. In 2017 she founded ReYu Paralysis Recovery Center, a wellness center that inspires, motivates, and promotes recovery with increased function for individuals with spinal cord injuries and associated neurological disorders. Gill’s work has earned her local and national recognition, including Top 40 Under 40, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award, and Global’s Woman of Vision Award. Bean is the reigning Miss Wheelchair Canada and was recognized by Mattel as one of Canada's top 60 inspiring women as part of Barbie's 60th Anniversary.

11:00 - 12:00 pm: Trauma-Informed Support - Cara Taylor

When we don't understand and consider the impact of trauma, this can get in the way of our ability to provide safe, caring, and supportive environments for the people we care for - and parents and caregivers. Presented by social worker, therapist, and educator Cara Taylor, this session will explore how we define trauma, how historical and ongoing trauma impact how we function and interact with others, and ways we can prioritize safety, choice, and control in our relationships and environments.

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Alternatives to Guardianship - Shandrea Verboom

Inclusion Saskatchewan receives many inquiries about guardianship. While guardianship may be a fit for some, it may not be a fit for others. However, it is still common for family members or supporters to be told that guardianship is the only option to support an adult with an intellectual disability. Inclusion Saskatchewan believes that everyone has the right to self-determination and to be supported in the least restrictive ways possible. This presentation will help to provide clarity and ideas on how to navigate various systems without guardianship.

1:30 - 2:15 pm: Supported Decision Making - Self-Advocate Panel

Each of us has a right to make decisions for ourselves and sometimes we need support to make a decision that feels right for us. Supported Decision Making is a process of supporting someone to make decisions (big or small) that fit for them. The process is individualized and tailored to the person’s needs including who they would like involved, and what decisions they want support with. This session includes the valuable, firsthand knowledge of Self-Advocates with lived experience.

2:30 - 3:15 pm: Community Services: 211 SK - Jared Fingler

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3:15 - 4:15 pm: Practical Self-Care Strategies - Cara Taylor

Self-care profoundly affects our mental health and well-being, but it can be hard to practice or know where to start with all the responsibilities we juggle. This session will cover myths about self-care, compassion fatigue and burnout, identifying stressors in your life, and practical ways to incorporate self-care into your busy life. Cara Taylor is a therapist and founder of Oaks Mental Health, Cara also has lived experience of mental illness and suicide loss. Both her personal and professional experiences have profoundly shaped her knowledge of mental health. For her, education is a powerful way of encouraging compassion and kindness in response to mental health struggles.

4:15 - 4:30 pm: Closing Remarks

EVENING SCHEDULE

Included with Dinner & Dance ticket - in-person only

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Reception

6:30 - 11:00 pm: Dinner, Dance, and Awards

COVID SAFETY

Inclusion Saskatchewan has a COVID-19 Policy that outlines precautions for in-person events. The Hilton also has safety precautions that they follow and that they might ask you to follow, too. We kindly ask that everyone attending in-person follow these guidelines so that everyone can feel safe and supported to attend:

  • Physical Distancing: The events will be held in rooms that are much larger than what we need. Tables and chairs will be spread out. We encourage everyone to use this extra space to practice physical (social) distancing. This means staying about 6 feet away from people who you don't see every day.
  • Masking: We require everyone to wear a mask when physical (social) distancing might not be possible. Masks can be removed when you need to eat or drink. Extra masks will be available for anyone who needs one.
  • Hand Hygiene: We encourage everyone to wash their hands often and avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand sanitizer will be available at many locations during the event.
  • Staying Home if Unwell: We encourage everyone to watch for signs that they might be getting sick in the week leading up to the Conference. Anyone who does not feel well should contact info@inclusionsk.com to either exchange their in-person ticket for a virtual ticket, or to receive a refund.
  • Testing: We require everyone to take a rapid antigen test within one day of the start of the event. Click here for a map of where to find test kits for free near you. Anyone who tests positive will not be allowed to enter the conference.
  • Waiver: Everyone will be asked to sign a form that says that you won't hold Inclusion Saskatchewan responsible if you get sick at the event.

COVID is changing every day, so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the big event!

This event is made possible by generous support from the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.

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90 22 Street East

Saskatoon, SK S7K 3X6

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