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Discover Ability Network: Building Bridges to Accessible Employment

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 18 October 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

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JOIN US AS WE DISCUSS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR INCLUSIVE HIRING PRACTICES & ACCESSIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE!

On Friday, October 18, you are invited to join us in celebration of Disability Employment Month for our latest event emphasizing the importance of creating inclusive work environments that support and nurture hiring from the disability talent pool.

In addition to a series of individual speakers, the event will include an expert panel focusing on the business case for adopting inclusive hiring practices and the economic benefits of improving labour outcomes for persons with disabilities.

 

AGENDA

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration
  • 9:00 – 9:10 am: Welcoming Remarks
  • 9:10 – 9:20 am: Remarks from Daisy Wai – Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility
  • 9:20 – 9:40 am: Paul ClarkEVP Direct Investing TD Bank Group and Chair TD PWD Steering Committee
  • 9:40 – 10:40 am: Panel Discussion | Brian DePrattoSenior Economist, TD Bank Group; Vincent MeehanDirector, IT Support Services for North America, Sodexo & Jay MenardContent Strategist, Digital Echidna
  • 10:40 – 11:20 am: Magnet demonstration of Discover Ability Network + Q&As
  • 11:20 am: Closing remarks

Subject to change*

 

ABOUT THE DISCOVER ABILITY NETWORK

  • The Discover Ability Network is an online portal and resource for Ontario employers and persons with disabilities seeking employment launched by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Discover Ability Network provincial partners.
  • If you are an employer looking for talent or a job seeker with a disability, we want to connect with you. Learn more about the Discover Ability Network program here

ACCESSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS? 

  • If a support person will be accompanying you or if you have accessible requirements, please contact Tom Potter, Programs Officer no later than Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

Have questions about Discover Ability Network: Building Bridges to Accessible Employment ? Contact Ontario Chamber of Commerce

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TD Bank Tower
66 Wellington Street West
54th Floor
Toronto, ON M5J 2W4
Canada

Friday, 18 October 2019 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)


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Ontario Chamber of Commerce

For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

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