EASTER SEALS COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

BEYOND SOCIAL INCLUSION

March 11th, 2020

MaRS Discovery District,
101 College Street, Toronto

WHAT WAS THE GOAL OF THE 2020 COMMUNITY CONFERENCE?

The main goal of the Easter Seals Canada 2020 Community Conference was to share knowledge, inspire curiosity, and develop meaningful conversations among community members, community organizations, government officials, parents, educators/academics and students about issues that are of concern to the disability community.

The 2020 theme was Beyond Social Inclusion – Taking a closer look at the intersections of Employment, Education and Income Disparity for people living with disabilities.

The 2020 Community Conference included a student competition, six expert speaker sessions and a plenary panel discussion. A range of topics that are of concern to the disability community in Canada were discussed and analysed. These topics included: Canadian accessibility standards, education, gaining & maintaining employment, social barriers and more.

SESSION SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

View the presentations from our 2020 Community Conference Session Speakers below:

Bill Adair: Executive Director of Spinal Cord Injury Canada

My Canada Includes Me… And You! Working Together to Create an Accessible & Inclusive Society

Emily Chan: Chair of the Holland Bloorview Youth Advisory Council

Women & Disabilities, Exploring the Lived and Learned Experience of a Complex and Exciting Reality

Michael Lifshitz: Co-Founder & CFO of Breakaway Experiences, and Founder of Illumabilities

Challenging Perceptions of What is Possible

Ronald Peters & Vivian Li: RBC

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Best Practices in the Recruitment of Persons With Disabilities

Tina Doyle: Director of AccessAbility Services at the University of Toronto

Disability and Inclusion in Canadian Education

Tobi McEvenue & Michael Cnudde: Autism Ontario

Invisible Disabilities and Employment – Barriers and Solutions

PLENARY PANEL DISCUSSION

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR 2020 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner of our 2021 conference? Reach out to us at partnerships@easterseals.ca

PRESENTING SPONSOR

VIP SPONSOR

RBC Future Launch

EVENT SPONSOR

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