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Employment Conference -- Embracing Ability: Making It Happen -- Vancouver BC, March 5-6, 2014

Come to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia and attend a 2 day conference on March 5 & 6, 2014. Learn innovative ways to attract, employ and retain people with disabilities.

The Conference will have an evening reception on Wed. March 5th. Lunch & refreshments are included for both days.

Embracing Ability: Making It Happen will be in English with sign language interpreters provided throughout the Conference.


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 4R5

Open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

Early bird registration is open until December 15, 2013.

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Accomodation: A special rate has been arranged with the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown until Feb. 4, 2014. Accessible rooms are available.

Keynote Speakers are:

  • Roxanne Sawatzky of Empowering Change, Canada
  • Barry deGeest of the Renaissance Group, New Zealand
  • Debra Ruh and Sarah Ruh, Ruh Global LLC, USA

Topics discussed:

  • Addressing the 21st Century Skills Gap through Employing People with "Abilities"
  • Why Not?: Diversify your Company to Include People with Disabilities
  • Hiring Persons with Disabilities can promote Positive Change

There will also be 16 amazing workshops that demonstrate innovative and successful practices in building an inclusive, sustainable workforce of people with disabilities.

Programme of Events include:

  • Internationally recognized speakers
  • 16 workshops
  • Extensive opportunities to network with colleagues
  • Opportunities to view exhibits
  • 2 days of Lunch & Refreshments
  • Evening Reception on March 5th

For all inquiries, please contact:

Archival Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
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