Disability and Work in Canada 2020 Virtual Conference:
The Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts
Pre-Conference Session Videos and Materials
DISABILITY AND WORK IN CANADA 2020
Strategy-in-Action -- Pathways and Impacts
Virtual Conference – November 25 & 26 and December 1 & 2, 2020
The Disability and Work in Canada 2020 (DWC 2020) Conference was held virtually this year over four days in late November and early December (November 25 & 26 and December 1 & 2). The theme for this year’s conference was the “Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts”, with subthemes for each day as follows:
- Wednesday November 25, 2020 – The Big Picture--Challenges and Opportunities
- Thursday November 26, 2020 – Progress in the Workplace
- Tuesday December 1, 2020 – Strengthening Supports for Workers
- Wednesday December 2, 2020 – Moving Forward Together
Ahead of the conference, two regional events took place to discuss implementation of the strategy for disability and work:
I. Moving forward together on disability and work: Atlantic dialogue.
This meeting was held on October 28, 2020. It discussed how disability-confident and inclusive workplaces, and comprehensive supports for persons with disabilities, can be realized in Atlantic Canada.
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II. Handicap, travail et politique. Tour d’horizon des mesures et des pratiques de soutien à l’intégration au travail des personnes ayant des incapacités au Québec. / Disability, Work, and Policy.
Overview of measures, support practices, and issues for the work integration of people with disabilities in Quebec. This meeting was held on November 24, 2020.
The aim of this meeting was to bring together the stakeholders interested in the situation of people living with disabilities, in order to exchange and share the knowledge and expertise to support these people in achieving full participation in the labour market. Specific issues discussed at the meeting include barriers experienced by people with disabilities, public interventions, and promising support practices such as “agent d’intégration” to contribute to the development of a more inclusive labour market.
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