Events

I love my job as a therapy dog at Carleton University; meeting all the amazing students who visit me for a pet or a cuddle. I’m an expert stress reliever, and I should prepare you that nothing dissolves stress like my snorts and other unique sounds. Come spend some time with me to help melt your stress away.

Today at 12 PM - 1 PM
2K

This - one-day Symposium will bring together Employers and Hiring Managers; Job Seekers & Community Champions to collaborate and share their combined knowledge and experience to create workplaces that are inclusive of all levels of ability.

Symposium Program

08:00 - 08:30 Registration

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Remarks

09:00 - 10:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

MARK BRAND Social Entrepreneur/Restauranteur

Mark Brand is one of North America’s foremost social entrepreneurs. With eleven businesses under his belt, he is an example of a new form of leadership that encompasses good in every step. Determined to breathe new life into our struggling and disjointed communities through his work in social impact business, Brand shares his message on the importance of sustainable business models that make a difference, while also creating successful bottom lines.

Five years ago, Brand took over Save On Meats, a Vancouver butcher and diner that has provided food security and access since 1957. In 2013, he created The Token Program, an alternate currency to feed those in need without a cash exchange. Since then, over 100,000 tokens have been redeemed, filling 100,000 empty stomachs, and creating interactions between those who have, and those in need.

In addition, in partnership with his charity A Better Life Foundation, more than 1.8 million meals have left Save On’s doors to feed those who struggle. ABLF works with community agencies, marginalized individuals, and governments to create tangible waves of change.

Along with managing the five companies under the MB Inc umbrella, Brand is a graduate of THNK, a Stanford fellow, A Professor of Innovation at USC, Executive Chef for Pope Francis’s Laudato Si Challenge, and an advisor to corporations and agencies working to make real change.

It’s through his cooking, philanthropic efforts, systems design, and love for the community that he’s found a unique balance in business and purpose.

More information about Mark - https://vimeo.com/173661086

10:15 Nutrition Break

10:30 - 12:00 noon Three concurrent workshops are offered within your registration category. Please sign up for the ONE that is most relevant to you. The workshops continue after lunch.

  1. Employers and Human Resources Professionals

Access an untapped workforce and improve your bottom line and plan for the future needs of your organization.

  1. Community Champions

Sign up for this interactive workshop and receive your Accessible Service Excellence Certificate from

  1. Job Seeker

Learn how to successfully market yourself in this thriving economy; discuss openly amongst your peers about workplace accommodations and how and when to disclose your disability challenges.

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:15 - 3:00 Workshops Continued

3:00 End of Symposium

Tomorrow at 8 AM - 3 PM
2K

The Creation Station is a weekly drop-in crafts session, varying week to week from scrapbooking to jewelry making activities. The session is geared towards folks with developmental disabilities, but anyone interested in basic laid-back craft times is welcome.

Your host, Tammy Ciak-Bissaillon with Work Opportunity Center, Inc., will lead the weekly Tuesday sessions.

Tomorrow at 10:30 AM
2K

DO YOU NEED A JOB?

ARE YOU RECEIVING SSI OR SSDI BENEFITS FROM THE US SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION?

ARE YOU BETWEEN 18 - 64 YEARS OF AGE?

If So......We May Be Able To Help You Find A Job....FOR FREE!

America Works Is An Employment Network With The U.S. Social Secuirty Administration's Ticket To Work Employment Program. We Can Help You Develop A Short And Long Term Employment Plan. We Can Help You With Career Planning, Job Readiness Training, Interview Assistance, Job Interviews, Transportation Assistance, Housing & Clothing Refferals, etc.

We Hold Orientation's Every Tuesday at 10am At Our 205 West Randolph Street Office!

RSVP: Adaku Dew (adew@americaworks.com) (312)726-5627 X.305

Tomorrow at 10 AM - 12 PM
2K

Haven’t filed your taxes for numerous years? Don’t worry, we can help!

Income tax consultations and on-site service for people with disabilities receiving disability benefits and their families @ Surrey Centre Library

Disability Alliance BC can get the free services if you are:

  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) benefits, or
  • Persons with Persistent and Multiple Barriers (PPMB) to Employment benefits.
  • We help prepare simple income tax returns for the most recent tax year, as well as for previous years. A particular focus is to help people who have multiple years of taxes to file.

You can select your spot:

  • 9:30am-11:00am (Reservation needed)
  • 11:00am-12:30pm (Reservation needed)
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm (Reservation needed)
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm (Reservation needed)
  • *4:30pm-5:30pm: Drop In session. Everybody welcomes! 

Location:

CITY CENTRE LIBRARY
(READ-ABILITY LOUNGE, 1ST FLOOR)


LIMITED SEATING!

Reserve your spot by clicking "select a date," or book with Myung Lee, Program Manager of Tax AID @ Disability Alliance BC

  • 604-875-0188 (ext. 121)
  • myung@disabilityalliancebc.org

Tomorrow at 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
2K

Community Living Toronto employs nearly 1,400 dedicated and skilled staff that work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of people with an intellectual disability. This event is to celebrate the work that we have done together, our accomplishments and what we have achieved as a team. Please join us at this year's Staff Appreciation Event!

Like last year, the event will be a casual cocktail reception, with finger foods, free soft drinks and a cash bar. It will be a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet those coworkers you're always emailing, and share stories over food and drink. We hope to see you there on November 20th.

Please note this event is for staff only. Free parking is available at the venue.

Tomorrow at 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2K

A workshop for parents & guardians of Youth with special needs. Transitioning to Adulthood.

Tomorrow at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2K

Sometimes you just need to spend some time with a happy, friendly dog to help melt your stress away. Our therapy dogs are here with their owners who are Carleton University staff and faculty, and they have all been trained and evaluated to become official Carleton Therapy Dog team members. Both the dog and the handler are here to comfort and provide support to help you thrive as a university student.

Wednesday at 2 PM - 3 PM
2K

Do you have an teenage or adult child with autism (or a related disability)? Do you have worries or fears for the future about who will continue to care for them? How will you take care of yourself (and perhaps your spouse) as caregivers who are also aging?

Autism Calgary is here to provide information and support to all parents and caregivers as they look into the future for themselves and their children with ASD. At our Parent Panel event you can hear from parents and families who have created housing, care and independant living solutions that work for them and their adult children. You will also have a chance to connect with other families and ask questions.

FREE event.

Join us for this unique event - and lets face the future together as a community!

Centre Street Church West Campus
4120 Centre Street N.
Enter through east entrance 
Free parking on east side of building

-Refreshments will be served after Panel Discussion

Wednesday at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2K

Sometimes you just need to spend some time with a happy, friendly dog to help melt your stress away. Our therapy dogs are here with their owners who are Carleton University staff and faculty, and they have all been trained and evaluated to become official Carleton Therapy Dog team members. Both the dog and the handler are here to comfort and provide support to help you thrive as a university student.

Thursday at 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2K
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