Coming Together 2017: Conference Workshops

Employment Rights and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Presented by: United Way Ottawa – EARN Program

Participants in this workshops learned about the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN), and about advocating for accessible, inclusive workplaces.

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Employment Supports and Individualized Funding

Presented by: March of Dimes (MOD) and Developmental Services Ontario Eastern Region (DSOER)

The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) Passport Program provides adults with developmental disability funding for community participation supports, activities of daily living and person-directed planning.

Parents Supporting Parents

Presented by: Families Matter Cooperative

Participant gained practical knowledge on topics such as how to engage your community network, what it means to deconstruct the job and the value of job coaching.

Employment Support Programs

Presented by: Vanier Community Service Centre employment services, administrated by the Vanier CSC, provide a multitude of training and job search programs including Employment Ontario job and ODSP employment services, a social enterprise offering food industry training, and a complete resource centre adapted to your job search needs.

ODSP and Causeway Employment Programs

Presented by: Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Causeway Work Centre

ODSP Employment Program helps remove barriers to competitive employment through partnerships with agencies such as Causeway Work Centre who provide a wide range of specialized services to prepare for, get and keep employment.

One-page Profiles as part of the modern resume

Presented by: Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities (SCS)

One-page profiles are a way to get to know each other a little better. Employees and employers, who develop and share profiles, are able to quickly learn about each other’s strengths, preferences and support needs to create a person-centred workplace.

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