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Call for presenters - CASE Conference 2012

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) will be holding its 2012 conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba from June 5-7. The call for speakers has been posted.

Visit the CASE website for more information


From the CASE website:

The Canadian Association for Supported Employment is seeking workshops for our 2012 Conference to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba June 5-7, 2012. CASE is a national organization that promotes workplace inclusion for Canadians with disabilities through supported employment to eliminate the barriers that prevent the full participation of these individuals.

We will be playing host to hundreds of service providers, advocates, self advocates, educators and policy makers who share the common goal of building a more inclusive Canadian workforce. We are seeking presentations and workshops from qualified speakers and trainers who have an understanding of the issues faced by people with disabilities in their pursuit of career goals.

Content Priorities

The theme of the 17th Annual Supported Employment Conference is Tipping the Scale. People with disabilities and their allies and supporters continue to strive for economic equality through workforce inclusion. How do we achieve balance and promote parity? How do we uphold the need for ongoing supports, while maintaining a focus on independence and full citizenship? What can we do to secure the UN vision for “the right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others”? The recent ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the restructuring of labour market agreements at provincial and federal levels are of particular interest. Throughout the two days, participants will be invited to explore the tensions and inequalities that still exist for Canadians with disabilities. The 2012 Conference Committee is looking for high quality workshops to address these and other issues. Additional topics of interest include:

• United Nations and Supported Employment – links, ideas and action

• Diversity in the workplace

• Service Contracting and Redesign- models and innovations

• Worklife Balance

• Mentorship programs

• Organizational Development

• Supported Employment tools and training for front-line workers – job coaching, job development, values and principles