Media Advisory - Breaking Down Barriers: JOIN to Kick-Off Business Leadership Network and Breakfast Series on Hiring Persons with Disabilities

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - Over 50 of Canada's top employers from the
Greater Toronto Area will learn about hiring employees with disabilities at
JOIN's Inaugural Employer Breakfast Series, an initiative of its new Business
Leadership Network.
    The Job Opportunity Information Network, JOIN, links persons with
disabilities to employers seeking qualified candidates. The breakfast series
will be a key resource for employers committed to breaking down barriers to
accessibility in the work force.
    The event sponsored by JOIN, ODSP Employment Supports, BMO Financial
Group and TD Bank Financial Group encourages employers to build employment

    WHEN:     Tuesday, June 17, 2008 from 8:00-9:30 a.m.

    WHERE:    York Room
              BMO Financial Group
              First Canadian Place
              100 King Street West, 68th Floor
              Toronto, Ontario

    Wayne Kemick, Senior Vice-President and Wealth Advisor at BMO
Nesbitt-Burns, will be on hand to discuss the challenges he faces as a person
with disabilities in the workforce. A former football player, Wayne Kemick
became a quadriplegic after an accident in 1978. He returned to school to earn
his MBA and is an advocate for breaking down barriers to accessibility. JOIN
representatives will also be available for comment.

For further information:

For further information: Jane Enright, JOIN, (416) 220-1890 or

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