Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) 2020

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Join Manitobans across the province in celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) this October!

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“The Future of Work: Accessible & Inclusive Employment During COVID-19 & Beyond”

A free webinar co-hosted by the Manitoba Disabilities Issues Office (DIO), Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association (MEEPA), and Manitoba Possible.

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2020 Time: 2 to 3 p.m. CDT.

Details: Prior to the event, you will receive a password protected Zoom event link and instructions.

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 p.m. CDT. on October 29th.

The webinar will be presented in English with ASL Interpretation and captioning. Please indicate whether you require other disability accommodations during registration.

For more information, visit:

If you have further questions, or concerns, please contact the Disabilities Issues Office at:

(204) 945 - 7613

1-800-282-8069 (Ext. 7613) (toll-free)

Webinar Agenda

You Will Learn About:

- The importance of accessible & inclusive employment

- Universal trends affecting the future of work and the impact on people with disabilities, including during COVID-19

- Best practices in accessibility for businesses and organizations during COVID-19

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Shane Kanady, VP Workforce Development, Source America & Sr. Fellow, Portulans Institute

Shane Kanady is the Vice President of Workforce Development at SourceAmerica. In this position, Kanady focuses on the economic and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. Kanady is an experienced non-profit executive, researcher, author, and policy advisor. He has published multiple reports and articles on the future of work through non-profit organizations and outlets such as Medium and the Journal of Inclusive Postsecondary Education. Kanady has appeared on podcasts and webcasts such as On the Evidence by Mathematica Policy Research, AXS Chat, The Business of Learning by Training Industry, Inc., and Workology. A frequent public speaker, Kanady has presented at the United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the International Labour Organization’s Global Business and Disability Network. As a policy advisor to House and Senate offices, he has provided input on multiple pieces of legislation including a role in the development and introduction of the CAPABILITY Act.

Kanady holds a Master of Arts with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship from George Mason University where he was a 2019 College of Human and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumnus. He also holds a Non-profit Executive Management certificate from Georgetown University and is expected to complete a Graduate Certificate in Human Rights Practice from the University of Arizona in 2020.

Along with serving as a Senior Fellow for the Portulans Institute, Kanady is also a Fellow with the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and previously held fellowships with George Mason University and the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative.


More DEAM Online Activities

Join the #DEAM2020 conversation on social media

• Go to to download the DEAM toolkit.

• Share the toolkit and content with others on social media.

• Share personal stories of accessibility and inclusion, using the hashtags #DEAM2020 and #AccessibleMB.

• Like & follow the Manitoba Government on Facebook and Twitter.

• Like & follow Manitoba Possible on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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