UPCOMING EVENTS

1.) 8th Annual employABILITY Expo
Norwood Hotel
October 1, 2018
Join us in launching DEAM at the 8th Annual employABILITY Expo
Keynote Speaker
Joining us this year is Aliana Rozenek, Vice President of Human Resources, Communications, Sustainability and External Affairs for Home Depot of Canada Inc.

Home Depot of Canada Inc. was selected as one of “Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018)“.
Networking Event
Where employers, agencies and persons with disabilities can meet and learn about various opportunities and services.

Break-out Session
There will be a break-out session to be announced.
For more info please visit the Expo website at, www.employabilitymb.com

2.) Accessible Customer Service Standard Workshop
825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, Room 203
October 2, 2018
5:30-7:30 pm

3.) Organizational Requirements of the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act.The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities is offering in-person workshops to help businesses and organizations train their staff on the requirements of the new Accessible Customer Service Standard.
Cost $30.00/person Registration required.
More details at https://www.smd.mb.ca/smd-services/community-education-and-training/workshops

4.) Disability Awareness Resource Training (DART)

ILRC DART Training Centre – 209-393 Portage Avenue (2nd Floor of Portage Place)
October 4, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Independent Living Resource Centre provides impactful training that will expose your business to over 5 billion dollars in untapped consumer spending within the Canadian disability community.
Cost $60.00 plus GST
More information at https://www.ilrc.mb.ca/training/dart

Register online at https://www.ilrc.mb.ca/training/register.htm

5.) October 5 & 12 – Recognizing Workplace Culture

CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg, 930 Portage Avenue

October 5, 2018

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This two-session course is offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Learning Centre, a mental health and well-being campus offering a wide range of courses designed to support the recovery journey. Every workplace has its own culture, an unspoken way that things are done and how colleagues interact. This two-session course will explore ways to identify a workplace’s culture andhow you can ensure that you fit positively into your workplace.

Cost: Free
Registration and more information: https://mbwpg.cmha.ca/events/learning-centre-recognizing-workplace-culture/

6.) Human Rights 1.0

Delta Winnipeg Hotel
October 9, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Take a proactive approach to human rights in your workplace. Learn from the Manitoba Human Rights Commission about your legal obligations to identify and remove barriers as an employer or service provider under The Human Rights Code. Work through scenarios and discuss how you can identify and address human rights issues and avoid discrimination and harassment complaints. 

Cost: $125.00 
Registration and more details: http://www.manitobahumanrights.ca/v1/education-resources

7.) Human Rights 2.0
Delta Winnipeg Hotel
October 9, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Promoting inclusion in the workplace starts with identifying and removing barriers. Learn from the  Manitoba Human Rights Commission to better navigate and respond to requests for accommodation based on disability, family status, religion and gender identity.  This is a more in-depth discussion and ideal for anyone who has taken Human Rights 1.0 or who has a firm understanding of the principles inThe Human Rights Code.   

Cost: $125.00 

Registration and more details: http://www.manitobahumanrights.ca/v1/education-resources

8.) Return to Work Basics

WCB of Manitoba – 16th Floor, 363 Broadway – Prevention Boardroom

October 17, 2018

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Join the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba for a day that will highlight the basic components and best practices required to develop or enhance a workplace Return to Work Program. A well-functioning Return to Work program will support injured workers in their safe and timely return to work and assist in managing WCB rates. It is recommended – but not mandatory – to attend WCB Basics prior to attending Return to Work Basics.

Cost: Free

Registration and more information:

https://www.wcb.mb.ca/training

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rtw-basics-wpg-registration-41949438901#listing-organizer

9.) Accessible Customer Service Standard Workshop

825 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg Manitoba, Room 203

October 18, 2018

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Organizational Requirements of the Customer Service Standard of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act

The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities is offering in-person workshops to help businesses and organizations train their staff on the requirements of the new Accessible Customer Service Standard.

Cost: $30.00/person Registration required.

More details at https://www.smd.mb.ca/smd-services/community-education-and-training/workshops

10.) October 18 & 25 – Wellness in the Workplace

CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg, 930 Portage Avenue

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This two-session course is delivered by the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Learning Centre, a mental health and well-being campus offering a wide range of courses designed to support the recovery journey. In order to feel strong and confident in your work role, it is important to focus on self-care and to develop a wellness routine. This two-session course will help you to develop a practiceof self-care so you can thrive in the workplace.

Cost: Free

Registration and more information:

https://mbwpg.cmha.ca/events/learning-centre-wellness-in-the-workplace

CASE 2019- JUNE 13- 19

A Changing Society: Seizing Opportunities, Enhancing Possibilities

“A Changing Society: Seizing Opportunities, Enhancing Possibilities” is the title of the 24th National Supported Employment Conference presented by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE). The 2019 edition will be organized jointly with local host SPHERE (Support for People with a Handicap Exploring the Road to Employment). 

Call for Presenters now available!

Sponsorship Opportunities now available!

Registration will open in February 2019- stay tuned!

Conference overview

The National Supported Employment Conference is the largest Canadian event focusing on supported employment. The conference is a unique forum to exchange about the challenges and opportunities related to supported employment (from both human resources and employment support points of view), to examine current trends, to learn about specific disabilities and available accommodation methods, as well as to share creative ideas and best practices.  

Keynote Speaker: Victoria Maxwell

Opening Keynote Victoria Maxwell (BFA, BPP*) is a sought-after international (and funny) keynote speaker, performing artist and workshop leader. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis and has, for more than 17 years, been helping people better understand the «insider’s» experience of mental illness …

 Victoria Maxwell