Free

4th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Metro Hall

55 John Street

Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Canada

View Map

Event description
Join us for the 4th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event! Working Together: One Voice More Choice

About this Event

4th Annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event

Working Together: One Voice More Choice

Guest Speakers, panel discussions and exhibit tables from employment agencies & disability organizations

Saturday, December 7th, 2-4PM

Metro Hall, 55 John St.,

Rooms 308-309

Keynote Speaker: Gary Malkowski, Vice President, Community Development and Outreach Department, Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)

Gary Malkowski was born the son of a Polish-speaking father and a French-speaking mother and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. He received a B.A. degree in Social Work and Psychology, and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counselling from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., currently the only accredited university for the Deaf in the world. Gary is Vice President, Community Development and Outreach at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Gary works as a part-time Civics and Career teacher at the International Yeshivas High School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Toronto. Gary currently serves on AODA Standards Development Committee(s) on Transportation and Information & Communications.

Gary is a provincially and nationally recognized leader with an extensive track record of human rights, anti-discrimination, Deaf and disability advocacy work. He serves as advisor to a number of human rights and ombudsman organizations on issues related to anti-discrimination, anti-audism and anti-ableism, guidelines, policy, legislative and regulation developments.

Gary has a number of accomplishments to his credit, including his involvement with the Federal and Provincial Ministries of Citizenship; Education; and Colleges, Universities and Training in policies and legislation related to employment equity. He has worked tirelessly on such issues as anti-racism, access and ethno-cultural equity, and access to professions and trades initiatives. He has made invaluable contributions to legal community services, including Osgoode Hall Law School and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has provided legal strategies and advice to lawyers who have successfully reached several important rulings at the Supreme Court of Canada. These legal developments led to the successful introduction and implementation of Federal and Provincial Employment Equity Acts, the Anti-Racism Education Directorate, the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Duty to Accommodate Policy, the Mental Health Services Act, and the Literacy and Life Skills Program.

Guest Speaker: Carol Ann Chafe with Q & AFounder and Chair of Access 2 Accessibility (A2A), an organization developing a central resource hub for people with disabilities and older adults/seniors to find local resources, products, services and more related to accessibility.Panel discussion of Best Practices, Technology Collaborations and Community Partnerships, Arts and Entertainment. Exhibit tables from employment agencies and disability organizations.

Refreshments, accessible event-CART, ASL and attendant services included.

Collaborating Organizations:

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, Canadian Hearing Society, CNIB Foundation, Community Living Toronto, Easter Seals Society, Hemophillia Ontario, Jobstart, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy, Springtide Resources, City of Toronto

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Metro Hall

55 John Street

Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Canada

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved