View or download the complete 2021 Annual National Supported Employment Conference schedule.
Dr. Rachelle Hole
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.
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:
Instructions with material will be send ahead of time to all registered.
DF1. Caroline Casey and MentorAbility Employer Focused Workshop
Caroline Casey, Charles Lapierre
DF2. Cross Canada Check-In: Practical Outcomes From Provincial Strategies
DF3. The Road Less Travelled - Labour Market Participation Through The Gig Economy and Supported Self-employment
DF4. The Future Generation- Make way for Youth Transitions
A1. Virtual reality to help with career choices
A2. Beyond the Surface - Youth, Integration and Inclusion
A3. Supporting Resilience and Innovation Across Career Services in Canada
A4. Innovation and Solutions from COVID-19: Tools for organizations and business
Emily Jooste, Marni Lifshen
Self-Care Stream: Cooking
A5. Make the perfect omelette
Come make the perfect Omelette with a professional Chef. The list of ingredients will be available in advance.
B1. Pivoting and Onboarding in a Work From Home World - A success story!
Anna Nelson, Michael Andrews, Kelly Fox
B2. Deaf Culture Awareness: A Guide For Employment Support Services
Marie-Josee Crawford, Matt Jamieson
B3. A Holistic Approach to Employment Support for Post-Secondary Students
Jenna Lambert, Amanda Hodgson
B4. Neurodiversity - A Workforce Asset
Self-Care Stream: Art
B5. Landscape Finger Painting
A course on acrylic finger painting, similar to our childhood experience is now something for everyone and all ages. Working with acrylic paint in blues, white, purple, green and yellow, our facilitator will create a classic landscape with you.
Acrylic paint: blue (bright, light and navy), a few pairs of rubber/latex gloves for finger painting, a medium sized brush, a 9x12 canvas to work on. All of these supplies can be found in Dollarama.
C1. Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit for Supported Employment
Lisa Spencer, Nicole Diakite, Christine Bélanger
C2. Opening Doors - Accessing Federal Public Sector Employment - FIPCD and Accessible, Inclusive Employment
C3. The Nature and Power of Work and Career
C4. Empowering Learners: Digital Literacy and the Gateway to Inclusion App
Lisa Jane de Gara, Amy Park, Sahana Parameswara
Self-Care Stream: Yoga
C5. Enhance Your Well-Being and Your Workplace with Hatha and Laughter Yoga
D1. Mental Health First Aid
D2. Creating Virtual Communities: Using Video Games to Support Youth Employment
Heather Baglole, Michelle Sayers
D3. Providing Safe Culture in Employment Services
D4. Adapting During COVID-19: Entering the E-commerce Landscape
Self-Care Stream: Mindfulness
D5. From Chaos to Peace
During this time of global uncertainty and of inner and outer unrest, we need more than ever the right tools that can boost a sense of well-being.
Mindfulness is an evidence-based practice and is recognized as an effective therapeutic tool to support and enhance mental, emotional, and physical wellness.
In this 75-minute webinar you will learn and explore the quintessential ingredients of mindfulness practice; Awareness, Attention, and Acceptance and how to effectively manage stress and implement self-care through an approach of; response vs reaction; compassion vs criticalness; and acceptance vs. avoidance.
This webinar is both informative and experiential and includes guided mindfulness practice and a period of self-reflection and exploration. Appropriate for all levels, demographics, and faith beliefs.
E1. Action and recovery in mental health
E2. How End User Testers can make or break accessibility compliance
Elaine Logie, Nicole Tieze
E3. Beyond the Hockey Arena: Fostering Employment Opportunities in Rural Communities
E4. Inspiration, Innovation, Intention!
Lynn Bruyere, Matt Thomson, Donna Gallant, Bradley Daye, Carol Logan
Self-Care Stream: Mindfullness
E5. Bring Back The Fun! Energizing Online Connections Using Humour and Improvisation
Join this session if you’re looking to connect with your CASE community in playful and creativity ways. Using activities and ideas from applied improvisation, we aim to leave you feeling energized and deeply connected.
- What We Aim To Accomplish Together
- The Energizer
- Playfulness and Presence
- Connection and Community