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2022 Program

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Conference Program

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Keynote Speakers

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Joel Dembe

Accessibility and Diversity Expert, Paralympian Medalist, TEDx Speaker
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David Roche

Disability Advocate, Humorist, and Order of Canada Recipient

Speakers

Dr. Karen Bopp

Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace

J.C. Doyle

Employment Discovery - A Critical Step towards Job Retention

Nikki Langdon

Living with Mental Illness - A Personal Journey 

Andrea Villeneuve & Kailey Bilodeau

Perceptions: Stepping Stones to Inclusion

Janet Mowat

Accessible workplace skills

Annette Borrows

Discussion Group Speaker

Taylor Markell

Selling Your Skills: Integrating Business Strategies in Job Development

Lynda Tessier

Quand l’employabilité et la psychiatrie ne font qu’un!

Yat Li

Discussion Group Speaker

Sean McEwen

Hire for Talent's Leading Inclusion Workshop

Jeffrey Normore, Linda Brown, Mike Cyr

Breaking Down Service Barriers Through Digital Service

Sean Wiltshire

The Rearview Mirror of Our Success!l

Stephen Irish

AIM: Accommodation and Inclusion Management

Aron Jenkins

Using technology to assist individuals with disabilities

Sarah Fonseca-Errestad, Joseph Warren

Mental Health Employment Services at Canadian Mental Health Association

Hannah Hefler

GO-3D: Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

Shannahn McInnis

Tools and training to support inclusion of First Nations Persons with Disabilities

Victoria Goddard

Unleash the Power of Digital Marketing and Social Media. A toolkit towards building an Inclusive Economy

Garth Johnson

Overcoming Workplace Stigma and Discrimination

Barbara Roberts

Discussion Panel Speaker

Christine Morin

On the path to inclusion: supporting organizations for the employment of people in disabling situations

Oly Backstrom

Project SEARCH: Stories from past Graduates

Dr. Haley Gienow-McConnell

Re-Imagining Change: Creating, Embracing, and Harnessing Change

Margo Borish

AIM: Accommodation and Inclusion Management

Derek Roy

REAL XChange: A Hub for Knowledge Sharing

Charmin Charania

AIM: Accommodation and Inclusion Management

Gala Entertainment

Join us to celebrate the multiculturalism that Winnipeg has to offer with FOLKLORAMA! CASE is delighted to host our national Gala Dinner in a mesmerizing location; where the original look, feel and grandeur of the MET, historic theatre, will enchant the night. This building, designed by American architect C. Howard Crane, is located only steps away from the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown.

Come celebrate with us!

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

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Early bird rates end April 29, 2022.


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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

2:00-5:00pm - Discussion Forums

DF1. An Employers Guide to Inclusion in the Workplace

Yat Li (Presidents Group), Neal Medeiros (Parian Logistics), Spencer Day (Progressive Westman), Colin Tremblay (Parian Logistics)

DF2. Hearing Voices

Annette Borrows

DF3. Intersectionality

Shifat Ara, Barbara Roberts, Winnie Grant

DF4. Hot Topics

Garth Johnson, Devon Broome, Maureen Haan, CASE Innovation Lab Team (Pavel Chernousov, Joy McKinnon, Shannon Johnson), Leni Goggins

5:30-6:30pm - Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

9:00-10:00am - Opening Keynote | Joel Dembe

Push forward on Inclusion

10:30-11:45am - Breakout Sessions

A1. Using technology to assist individuals with disabilities

Aron Jenkins, Inclusion Winnipeg

A2. The Evolution of Employment with Supports

Sarah Fonseca-Errestad, Joseph Warren, Judy Zubriski, Canadian Mental Health Association

A3. GO-3D: Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

Hannah Hefler, TEAM Work Cooperative

A4. Selling Your Skills: Integrating Business Strategies in Job Development

Taylor Markell, CBI Consultants

11:45-1:15pm - Lunch

1:15-2:30pm - Breakout Sessions

B1. Unleashing The Power Of Digital Marketing Toolkit towards Inclusive Economy

Victoria Goddard, Seema Tripathi, Anirudh Rayas, UNITI

B2. Overcoming Workplace Stigma and Discrimination

Garth Johnson, auticon Canada

B3. Perceptions: Stepping Stones to Inclusion

Andrea Villeneuvre & Kailey Bilodeau, SCE LifeWorks

B4. The Rearview Mirror of Our Success!

Sean Wiltshire, Avalon Employment

3:00-4:15pm - Breakout Sessions

C1. Employment Discovery - A Critical Step towards Job Retention

J.C. Joyl

C2. Quand l'employabilité et la psychiatrie ne font qu'un pour leurs clients

Lynda Tessier, Centre de services à l'emploi de Prescott-Russell

C3. Project SEARCH: Stories from past Graduates

Oly Backstrom, SCE LifeWorks

C4. Storytelling with David Roche

David Roche

4:15-5:00pm - CASE Annual General Meeting

5:30-10:00pm - Gala Dinner

Thursday, June 9, 2022

9:00-10:15am - Breakout Sessions

D1. Re-Imagining Change: Creating, Embracing, and Harnessing Change

Dr. Haley Gienow-McConnell, ODEN

D2. Living with Mental Illness through a Pandemic – A Personal Journey

Nikki Langdon, Author

D3. Hire for Talent’s Leading Inclusion Workshop

Sean McEwen, Hire for Talent

D4. Accessible workplace skills: Training strategies from ABC Life Literacy Canada

Janet Mowat, ABC Life Literacy Canada

10:45-12:00pm - Breakout Sessions

E1. Breaking Down Service Barriers Through Digital Service

Jeffrey Normore, Linda Brown, Mike Cyr, CCRW

E2. Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Karen Bopp, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism

This session is promoted by:
THE SINNEAVE FAMILY FOUNDATION

E3. REAL XChange: A Hub for Knowledge Sharing

Derek Roy, Community Living

E4. AIM: Accommodation and Inclusion Management

Stephen Irish, Charmin Charania, Margo Borish, CCRW

12:00-2:30pm - Lunch, Awards & Closing Keynote | David Roche

Beyond Empathy to Deeply Human