Disability and Work in Canada Conference 2019:
Moving Forward Together
Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) Initiative
Disability and Work in Canada 2019 was held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre on December 4 and 5, 2019. The conference reviewed a revised pan-Canadian strategy to improve the level of employment of persons with disabilities and identify the most important early steps in implementation. Speaker videos, presentation slides, notes and other materials from the conference will be posted on this site when they become available.
Since the National Conference in 2017, efforts have been underway to develop a vision and strategy for the future, focused on key initiatives to increase the employment of persons with a disability. A draft strategy was distributed in the Fall of 2018 and discussed at the National Conference in December 2018. The strategy was currently being revised following feedback from consultation across Canada that took place in the spring of 2019. A revised strategy is available here below.
Videos of speaker presentations
DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together
The Pan-Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work is now available: DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (PDF version), DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Word version), DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Plain text version), DWC Strategy: Moving Forward Together (Large font PDF version)
DWC Consultation Report
The Disability and Work in Canada Consultation Report on the draft strategy is now available: DWC Consultation Report (PDF version), DWC Consultation Report (Word version), DWC Consultation Report (Plain text version)