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Disability and Work in Canada National Conference


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

Ottawa – November 27, 28 & 29, 2017

Registration will open in SeptemberCanada150 logo


• 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, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
• Reception and informal discussions

Tuesday Nov 28, 9:00am – 5:00pm
• 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, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
• Conference banquet and book launch

Wednesday Nov 29, 9:00am – 3:00pm
• 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.


For more information, contact

Conference flyer pdf


Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups  Centre for Research on Work Disability PolicyCCRW logo

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