New Jersey Conference on Disability & Employment

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CACEE: Accessibility, Accommodations, and Working Towards Equitable Access to Career Opportunities

Presentation Overview
This presentation is intended for career practitioners who would like to know more about how they can better support students with disabilities in transitioning to the workplace. During this presentation, we will discuss what defines a disability, functional impacts, reasonable accommodations, duty to accommodate, as well as roles and responsibilities of career practitioners when supporting students with disabilities. We will also cover practice and communication approaches to supporting this student population from an equity, diversity and inclusion perspective. Suggestions and recommendations for practical tools and resources to support career practitioners will be provided at the end of the presentation.



Speaker Biography
Jennifer Mei is a Registered Social Worker and Masters of Social Work student with over a decade of experience working with people with disabilities. The majority of her experience has been as a career practitioner in the context of vocational rehabilitation and employment counselling. Jennifer is passionate and committed to equity, diversity and inclusion work. Her approach to this work comes from a desire to learn from and empower marginalized populations.


Careers in Government

Advancing employment pathways for students with disabilities Careers in Government

Audience: Current Students, Graduating Students and Graduates with Disabilities

As Canada’s largest employer the federal public service is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, ensuring that its employees are reflective of the country’s population. But how do you launch a Career in Government?

We can help. We invite you to join us for a targeted career event for current and graduating students with disabilities. This unique half-day event will provide you with hands on training to apply to FSWEP opportunities (Federal Student Work Experience Program) and/or full-time GC Jobs.

BRING YOUR DEVICE! Interactive Application Workshop

Participate in interactive, hands-on on-line application workshops for both FSWEP (Federal Student Work Experience Program) and full-time GC Jobs facilitated by hiring representatives to ensure you leave with an application stands out in a crowd!

BRING YOUR RESUME! Government Department Showcase

You will meet the hiring managers, recruiters and departmental representatives to learn about the many and varied opportunities that exist in a workplace that understands the value of inclusion and accessibility. Check in at onleyinitiative.ca to learn more about the departments who will be showcasing their opportunities at this event.

BRING YOUR BEST SELF! Career Corner Networking Café

You will have the chance for one-on-one exchanges with hiring managers who are actively recruiting for available positions and who are very interested in identifying candidates for continuing conversations.

Interested?

We thought you might be! But be sure to REGISTER NOW because spaces are limited and will be accommodated on a first come, first serve basis!

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:

This event is by invitation and open only to those students who are formally registered with the Disability Offices at Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cite and University of Ottawa.

Should you be a student at one of these institutions that identifies as having a visible or non-visible disability and who is NOT registered with the Disability Office, please contact info@onleyinitiative.ca and we would be pleased to facilitate your registration.

For more information visit onleyinitiative.ca or drop us a note at info@onleyinitiative.ca

 


ACCESSIBILITY

Accommodation Requirements

The David C. Onley Initiative is committed to accessible events. Please identify your accommodation requirements when you register for the event. Please note that while we endeavour to address all requirements it may not be possible to fulfill all requests.

Support Persons

Please ensure that you inform us if you have a support person in the “Accessibility Needs/Special Dietary Considerations” section of your registration and provide us with that person's name for on-site registration.

Dietary Restrictions

Participants will be asked to provide any dietary concerns in the registration process. Although we work closely with the venue to ensure that dietary concerns are addressed it is not always possible to fulfill all requests.

NOTE: Please note we will follow up directly about all accommodation requests by email prior to the event.

Scent Free

In response to health concerns, we wish to limit the use of scented products at its events. Scented products such as hair sprays, perfume and scented deodorants may trigger reactions such as respiratory distress, headaches and more serious reactions. In consideration of others, people attending the event are asked to limit or refrain from using scented products. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Consent

We consider registration at our events as consent to a) receive information from us regarding the David C. Onley Initiative (DCOI) and other related events and activities and b) that any photos and / or video materials taken at any DCOI events which may include your image can be published by the David C. Onley Initiative as part of its communications materials. If you do not wish to have your image appear on materials and / or do not wish to have your photo taken at events please be sure to advise us at info@onleyinitiative.ca.

 


Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD, the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability is an independent non-profit organisation working to promote full access to and participation in further and higher education for students with disabilities and to enhance their employment prospects on graduation.