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.
VIDEOS FROM THE CONFERENCE
Tuesday December 4th, morning
Tuesday December 4th, afternoon
Panel discussion sessions I:
Panel discussion sessions II:
Wednesday December 5, morning
Mental health and the workplace
Small business and disability
PRESENTATION SLIDES FROM THE CONFERENCE
First results from the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability: A demographic, employment and income profile of Canadians with disabilities aged 15 years and over. By Jeffrey Hughes, Laurent Brisebois & Gail Fawcett, Employment and Social Development Canada
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).