Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - EmployAbility of People with Disabilities

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - In recognition of the UN's International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd), CNIB is partnering with community-minded organizations, including the Alliance for Blind Canadians, Canadian Hearing Society, Centre for Independent Living Toronto, Magnet and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students, to raise awareness about disability employment. Guests will have an opportunity to hear from individuals who've secured employment, network with employment agencies and learn about government initiatives. Employers are also encouraged to join us to find out how simple it is to accommodate an employee with a disability.


Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


2:00 p.m. – Welcome

2:10 p.m. – Elected Officials

2:40 p.m. – Employment Success Stories

3:10 p.m. – Questions & Answers

3:40 p.m. – Networking with Employment Agencies


Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto (Rooms 308 & 309)


About CNIB
CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life. To learn more, visit or call the toll-free CNIB Helpline at 1-800-563-2642.


For further information: To arrange an interview or learn more, please contact: Shannon Simpson, Manager, Communications, CNIB - Ontario Division, 1-888-233-1232 ext. 5147,


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