BEYOND SOCIAL INCLUSION: COMMUNITY CONFERENCE - Easter Seals Canada

Beyond Social Inclusion: Community Conference

THANK YOU!

Easter Seals Canada would like to thank everyone who attended the conference in person and viewed the LIVE webcast of the panel discussion, as well as our sponsors, partners, speakers and volunteers who contributed towards helping make the conference a success!

Go to the post-conference web-page to view and download the info/workshop presentation slides, and view a recording of the LIVE panel discussion.

Go to the AccessAbility Innovations Student Competition post-conference page to learn about the winners and results of the student competition. 

EASTER SEALS COMMUNITY CONFERENCE

BEYOND SOCIAL INCLUSION

TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND INCOME DISPARITY FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES.

When is it?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
9:30am – 3:30pm

Where is it?

MaRS Discovery District,
101 College Street, Toronto

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Agenda

9:30 am       Registration & Student Fair Begins
10 am          Session One
11 am          Session Two
12 pm          Light Lunch
1 pm            Plenary Panel Discussion & Webcast
2:30 pm       Student Awards & Presentation
3 pm            Closing remarks

Registration

WHAT IS THE CONFERENCE?

The main goal of the Easter Seals Canada 2020 Community Conference is 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.

Our theme is Beyond Social Inclusion – Taking a closer look at the intersections of Employment, Education and Income Disparity for people living with disabilities. The day-long conference is open to everyone and will include several workshops/sessions conducted by subject matter experts, and a plenary session with influential guest speakers for a panel discussion that will be broadcast via live stream over the internet.

The conference will also include a Student Competition where Ontario students from grades 10, 11 and 12 will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas, proposals, products which address real-world accessibility issues that affect their school and/or community and enhance the lives of Canadians living with disabilities.

Click HERE to learn more about the Student Competition.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All are welcome!

(FREE event)

  • Community Members
  • Parents & Support Workers
  • Educators
  • High-school/Post-Secondary Students
  • Government Representatives
  • Community Organizations
  • Corporations and Businesses
  • Researchers & Policy Makers

HOW TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE

The MaRS underground lot can be accessed via Elizabeth Street, just south of College Street on the west side of the road. It can also be accessed via University Avenue when driving northbound, just past the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, south of College Street. Substantial additional parking is available at a host of parking garages and above ground lots within a two-block radius.

Monday to Friday

5 a.m.–5 p.m.: $4 per half hour; $20 daily max. (expires at 10 p.m.)

5 p.m.–5 a.m.: $4 per half hour; $6 evening max. (to 8 a.m.)

Saturday, Sunday, Holidays

5 a.m.–5 p.m.: $4 per half hour; $8 daily max. (5 a.m.)

5 p.m.–5 a.m.: $4 per half hour; $6 evening max. (to 8 a.m.)

Subway: MaRS offers direct access to the Queen’s Park subway station, with connecting service to Go Trains at Union Station.

Streetcar: The eastbound and westbound College Street streetcars (506 Carlton) stop directly outside MaRS at the intersections of College Street and University Avenue, as well as College Street and Elizabeth Street.

Charter Bus: The Toronto Coach Terminal is located just south of MaRS at Elizabeth Street and Edward Street.

DID YOU KNOW?

An estimated one in five Canadians (or 6.2 million) have one or more disabilities that limit them in their daily activities. Approximately 59% of working-age adults with disabilities are employed compared to 80% of those without disabilities. Disability is expensive, over 1.6M Canadians with disabilities are unable to afford the aids, devices or prescription medication they require due to cost. Persons with very severe disabilities are two-and a-half times less likely to be employed than those with mild disabilities. Youth with disabilities are at a higher risk of not being in school or employed, and this increases with the severity of the disability

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