Disability and Work in Canada National Conference:
A Partnering Strategy for Moving Forward

Disability and Work in Canada 2018 was held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Ottawa City Centre, December 4 and 5, 2018. The conference reviewed a proposed national strategy to improve the level of employment of persons with disabilities in Canada.

Since the November 2017 conference, 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, prior to the national conference. You can find the draft here below. The objective is to foster broad consensus on the key elements of that strategy.



We are working on videos from the conference, to be able to share it publicly. One video is available so far; stay tuned for more!

The video of the address by the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour



Conference agenda: Short version (Word); Short version (PDF)Expanded version (Word); expanded version (PDF).

Conference program: Conference program (pdf), conference program (txt).

Moving Forward Together: A Canadian Strategy for Disability and Work. DRAFT for discussion at the Disability and Work in Canada conference, December 4-5, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada. DWC Draft Strategy PDF version, DWC Draft Strategy Word version, DWC Draft Strategy text version.

Policy Roundtable on Disability and Work in Canada Developing a Vision and Strategy for the Future. Summary of the Roundtable held June 26th, 2018. Policy Roundtable summary (PDF version); Policy Roundtable summary (Word version).