2021 Event Info

CASE presents


September 27, 28 and 29, 2021

The National Supported Employment Conference is an opportunity to network, learn, and share creative ideas and best practices with delegates from across Canada.

Our theme

Reboot: Supported Employment 2.0

Innovation in Changing Times
Everyone has encountered and adapted to new challenges in 2020 and 2021. Never has the role of supported employment providers been more essential—it’s time to take a look at where we are and how we can embrace the future.
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We’re going virtual for 2021!

Taking our conference online ensures the safety of all our members and attendees while providing an accessible and exciting forum for discussion and learning.
Log in to the virtual event platform to attend the conference—from the comfort of your home or office. The conference will include:
  • World-class keynote address
  • Interactive online meetings
  • Pre-recorded talks with a LIVE Q&A session at the end
  • Public and private chat rooms to continue discussions and networking
  • Virtual exhibitor booths
  • Extended availability: all sessions will be available for a full week after the conference
New to video conferencing? We’ll have technical support on hand to support you every step of the way.


Gala Entertainment

CASE is thrilled to welcome Michael McCreary as the 26th Annual Supported Employment Conference Gala Host! 

Twenty-four-year-old Michael McCreary is an autistic comedian, author and TEDX speaker who’s been performing stand-up comedy since age 13. In the past 6 years, he has performed stand-up shows and keynote addresses in every province in Canada.

Michael McCreary gives you permission to laugh at the lighter side of Autism Spectrum Disorder with his act: “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?”

Come celebrate with us!

Attendance to the Gala and Awards Lunch is included with your registration.

Registration Information

During the Gala, we will announce the recipient of the 3 CASE Awards.


Self-Care Stream

This year we are thrilled to offer a Self-Care Stream amongst our agenda.

We know how hard this year has been and how important self-care is for the soul. This stream gives you the perfect opportunity to take a breath and enjoy some hands-on activities.

We are offering 5 self-care breakout sessions:

  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Improv
  • Mindfullness
  • Yoga

Take care

Places are limited. Registration ahead of the conference is required. 

Register Here

Instructions with material will be send ahead of time to all registered. 


Accessibility at the CASE conference

CASE works to increase the employment inclusion of Canadians with disabilities through the provision of leadership, resources and ongoing opportunities. As a part of this work, CASE believes all delegates should have the opportunity to participate fully in the conference experience.
The Canadian Association for Supported Employment is a national organization, that endeavours to host educational conferences that are accessible to members and allies across the country. This involves providing bilingual programming in both French and English as much as possible. Our shift to a virtual platform for the 2020 annual CASE conference has presented some unexpected challenges, and we recognize that as a result this is not a fully bilingual event. Please know that CASE is committed to finding ways to improve the accessibility of our events this year and as we continue to grow. We appreciate your patience.

Please contact us to discuss any accommodations that will support your full participation in this year's CASE conference.

What is Supported Employment?

Supported employment is a person-centered approach to assisting individuals experiencing disability to prepare for, obtain, and maintain sustainable paid employment. A partnership between job seeker, support provider, and employer, supported employment facilitates the social and labour market inclusion of all Canadians.
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Conference Overview

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

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Who Should Attend?

The 26th National Supported Employment Conference will gather delegates from the private and public sectors, as well as community-based organizations from all provinces and territories:
  • Supported employment service providers and organizations;
  • Employment counsellors and case managers, from the public, private and non-profit sectors;
  • Employers wishing to learn more about supported employment;
  • Managers and representatives of public, private, and non-profit organizations
  • Business associations and sector council representatives;
  • Human resource professionals, guidance counsellors, career development professionals, and students in the field;
  • Labour union representatives; and
  • Managers and representatives from government or public service providers.

About CASE

The National Supported Employment Conference is the largest Canadian event focusing on supported employment.

We work with employment service providers, employers, community allies, and stakeholders working toward employment inclusion of people experiencing disability. We strive to facilitate full participation in the labour force by offering resources, expertise, and support to service providers.

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As my first time at this conference as a self advocate it warms my hope that we can be so much more.
Excellent conference and venue! Interesting and varied presentations. The best food ever at a conference! Fun social events. Thanks to the organizers for a fantastic conference experience!
This was the best Case Conference I have attended...excellent keynote speaker, workshops, activities, food complaints, just rave reviews.
I take away so many learnings from the CASE conference and bring back new teachings and awareness that helps to improve our services.
My first time in this Case convention. I felt welcome , most important have an interpter there made me relax. More important we all have our issue in life and this is a great example. Myself Im hoping to start a business again but this time for the government or some organization support my idea. Mike Perrier
Bravo, well done. I have come away from this conference with insights, knowledge, reminders, reinforcement for what we are doing right, strategies, ideas and resources. As a first time attendee to a National conference - I discovered that I was challenged by my lack of understanding of the provincial funding/service landscape/models for some of the presentations. I commend you for a job well done by offering a fully bilingual conference - but this too presented personal challenges for me. Despite having a little French comprehension, I struggled with the translated audio. I sometimes felt I was missing pieces of the puzzle whether is be my knowledge or language barrier. Thank you to the entire committee for a job well done. I appreciate all your hard work.

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