[community] Invitation: Shattering Barriers: Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in the Workforce

Teresa Lee teresa.lee at alumni.utoronto.ca
Fri Oct 1 13:34:30 UTC 2021


Dear Community,


Thought the event below might interest you!


*Shattering Barriers: Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion for People with
Disabilities in the Workforce*


We would like to officially invite you to *Shattering Barriers: Advancing
Accessibility and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in the Workforce* to
engage in a thought-provoking dialogue about how industries can support
college graduates with disabilities to transition into meaningful careers
by shattering barriers and fostering inclusion in the workplace. This event
is brought to you by Centennial College's Centre for Global Citizenship
Education and Inclusion (GCEI), Solv, and Scarborough Women's Centre. Held
virtually on *Tuesday, October 5,* from 1 pm to 4 pm EST via Zoom, this
event will allow participants to*:*



   - Learn how to support people with disabilities, including recent
   graduates, who are entering the workforce from keynote speakers who are
   advancing workplace inclusion


   - Gain key insights on accessibility and inclusion from the industry
   leads in finance, engineering and social services sectors (featuring Royal
   Bank of Canada, Ontario Power Generation, and Cota).


   - Obtain concrete resources and strategies to advance accessibility and
   inclusion in the workplace



Register for the event today
<https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sc-ypqz4pHtZ2JzGbnFIgCAJ9gF_2ztia>
to
save your spot! This event is open to all. You are welcome to widely share
the invite with your network!



The event will feature Q&A with the Keynote Panelists:

   - Taylor Lindsay-Noel
   <https://www.centennialcollege.ca/centres-institutes/centre-for-global-citizenship-education-and-inclusion/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021/panelists-and-facilitators/taylor-lindsay-noel/>,
   Entrepreneur, Cup of Te
   - Meenu Sikand
   <https://www.centennialcollege.ca/centres-institutes/centre-for-global-citizenship-education-and-inclusion/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021/panelists-and-facilitators/meenu-sikand/>,
   Founder, Accessibility for All

followed by presentations and dialogues with the Industry Breakout Session
Facilitators:

   - Kim Loader
   <https://www.centennialcollege.ca/centres-institutes/centre-for-global-citizenship-education-and-inclusion/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021/panelists-and-facilitators/kim-loader/>,
   Ontario Power Generation
   - Natasha Zdravkovic,
   <https://www.centennialcollege.ca/centres-institutes/centre-for-global-citizenship-education-and-inclusion/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021/panelists-and-facilitators/natasha-zdravkovic/>
Inclusive
   Recruitment Specialist
   - Pooja Malhortra
   <https://www.centennialcollege.ca/centres-institutes/centre-for-global-citizenship-education-and-inclusion/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021/panelists-and-facilitators/pooja-malhotra/>,
   Cota



This event is part of our College's celebration of *National Disability
Employment Awareness Month *in October. Visit the College's National
Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021 page
<https://centennialcollege.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sc-ypqz4pHtZ2JzGbnFIgCAJ9gF_2ztia>
to
learn more about the month, the events and resources available at
Centennial College.

Kindly,
Teresa


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