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DWC2018 Agenda

National Conference on Disability and Work in Canada

December 4-5, 2018
Delta Ottawa City Centre

 

Goal of the disability and work initiative
To develop a vision and strategy for increasing the employment of people with disabilities that will inform and guide the efforts of governments, employers and other stakeholders.

Goals of the conference

  • To obtain feedback on the draft strategy.
  • To foster broad consensus on the key elements of the strategy.
  • To inform plans for the path forward and subsequent consultations.

 

Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday December 4th

8:30                 Registration

9:00-9:30        Welcome and overview of the conference
Indigenous prayer
Vignette: A personal story

9:30-10:15      Overview of draft strategy document

10:15-10:30    Break

10:30-11:30    Plenary panel: Provincial strategies on disability and work

11:30-12:10    Table talk on the vision and pillars

12:10-12:15    Preview of the afternoon

12:15-1:00      Lunch
Vignette: A personal story
Guest speaker

1:00-1:15        Break

1:15-2:30        Parallel discussion sessions I

1) Lived experience, 2) Employers, 3) Service providers

2:30-2:45        Break

2:45-4:00        Parallel discussion sessions II

1)Unions, 2) Federal-provincial interface

4:00-4:15        Break

4:15-5:00        Brief reports from sessions

5:00-6:30        Down time

6:30-9:00        Reception

 

Day 2: Wednesday December 5th

8:15                 Breakfast

8:45-9:00        Welcome back and overview of the day
Vignette: A personal story

9:00-10:15      Monitoring and evaluation

10:15-11:00    Mental health and the workplace

11:00-11:15    Break

11:15-12:15    Small business and disability

12:15-1:00      Lunch
Vignette: A personal story
Guest speaker

1:00-2:30        Small group discussions on draft strategy

2:30-3:00        Break

3:00-4:00        Reports back from the group discussions

4:00-4:30        Next steps and closing remarks

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