Media Advisory - Improving labour-force participation of Canadians with disabilities focus of conference as new poll reveals insights of perceived employment barriers

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - To help break down barriers to employment for Canadians with physical or mental disabilities, Magnet, a not-for-profit online network that connects job seekers to employers based on skills and talent need is hosting the Innovation, Diversity, Employment and Ability (I.D.E.A.) Conference at Toronto's Ryerson University.

When:                       

January 17, 2017


Opening remarks and announcement: 9:40 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Morning Keynote: 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.


Lunch Keynote: 12:25 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


Panel Sessions: 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Where:           

Ryerson University


Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre


245 Church St. Toronto



Who:              

Opening Remarks


  • The Honorable Minister Tracy MacCharles, in her capacity as Minister Responsible for Accessibility

  • Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Senior Executive Vice-President & Chief Risk Officer, and Diversity & Inclusion Executive Champion, CIBC

  • Diane Savage, vice-president of programs and services at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Mark Patterson, Executive Director, Magnet

  • Tim Rose, Diversity Project Lead, Magnet

Keynotes


  • Mayaan Ziv, Founder Access Now

  • Dr. Wendy Cukier, Founder, Diversity Institue, Ryerson University and expert in work-integrated learning

What:             

Magnet and CIBC also commissioned a national poll, Canadians Living with a Disability Employment Poll. These results will be shared at the conference.

 

SOURCE Magnet

For further information: and to RSVP: Kathleen Powderley, 416-803-5597, Kathleen@responsiblecomm.ca

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