Disability and Work in Canada 2021 Virtual Conference

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Disability and Work in Canada (DWC) Initiative

The Disability and Work in Canada 2021 (DWC 2021) Conference will be held virtually this year on Wednesday, December 1st & Thursday, December 2nd and Monday, December 6th & Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Registration is OPEN!

Disability and Work in Canada 2021 Virtual Conference

Achieving equality of opportunity and choice in careers, jobs and work

We are pleased to announce that registration for the DWC2021 Virtual Conference is now open! 

The Disability and Work in Canada 2021 (DWC 2021) Conference will be held virtually this year over four days in early December (December 1 & 2 and December 6 & 7) from 12:15 to 3:30 EDT. The theme for this year’s conference is the “Achieving equality of opportunity and choice in careers, jobs and work,” with subthemes for each day as follows:

  • Wednesday December 1, 2021, at 12:15 to 3:30 EDT – Fully including persons with disabilities in the COVID19 recovery
  • Thursday December 2, 2021, at 12:15 to 3:30 EDT – Making inclusive workplaces a reality
  • Monday December 6, 2021, at 12:15 to 3:30 EDT – Ensuring secure and comprehensive supports for persons with disabilities
  • Tuesday December 7, 2021, at 12:15 to 3:30 EDT – Moving forward together towards full inclusion in employment

As we all know, 2021 continues to be a challenging year, with ongoing challenges for the employment of persons with disabilities.  The DWC conference is focused on how to meet those challenges and continue to make progress on implementation of the Pan-Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work. 

To register for the DWC2021 Virtual Conference:

Click here: https://reg.unityeventsolutions.com/se/DWCVC2021/ATT/.  The deadline for the early bird rate is October 29th.

Registration categories and pre-tax amounts:

  1. Early Bird Full Conference - $100 - Open till October 29th
  2. Early Bird Non-Profit/Union - $75 - Open till October 29th
  3. Student $50 – Open till December 7th
  4. Regular Full Conference - $150 - open from October 30th
  5. Regular Non-Profit/Union - $125 - open from October 30th

Subsidies are available for persons with disabilities. Please contact info@DWCStrategy.ca for assistance. 

For any questions or if you require any assistance with the registration process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the DWC Planning Committee at info@DWCStrategy.ca.

DWC2021 Public Program

DWC2021 Public Program (Word)

We are pleased to provide ASL interpretation and CART for all the conference sessions, and French-English interpretation for all keynotes and many of the parallel sessions (there will be a note in the program: “Des interprètes français-anglais seront disponibles / French-English interpreters will be available).

DWC2021 Participant guide

Download our DWC2021 Participant Guide for more information about navigating the conference website and participating in the conference sessions. If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@DWCStrategy.ca. We are here to help

DWC2021 Speaker Package

Instructions and Guidelines for Disability & Work in Canada 2021 presenters can be found at the following link: Click here for the DWC2021 Speaker Package

DWC Strategy

The DWC Strategy is available at the following link:


The DWC Steering Committee welcomes you to the DWC2021 Virtual Conference in our welcome video!



You can access all conference presentation videos and materials from the previous conferences held in 2017-2020, on CRWDP's DWC Past Events page.

Stay tuned for the DWC2021 dates and updates! You can receive DWC updates by signing up to the DWC distribution list at info@dwcstrategy.ca.


DWC Partner Organizations: CCRW logo, ONIWG logo, and CRWDP logo