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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event Announcement

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event Announcement

You are cordially invited to come to this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities event in Toronto focused on employment. This is Goal 5 of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, on decent work and economic growth.
Government representatives will speak on employment initiatives, persons with disabilities will share their employment success stories, and employment agencies will network with job seekers.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Place: Metro Hall, 55 John St. Room 308 and 309.
Program:
2 – 2:10 Welcome
2:10 – 2:40 MP Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, MPP Hon. Tracy MacCharles, Minister for Accessibility, Councillor Wong-Tam, Chair of DAIAC)
2:40 – 3:10 Employment success stories of employees of A-Way Express, Amnesty International, Magnet, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Silent Voice, University Health Network
3:10 – 3:40 Question and Answer Period
3:40 – 4:20 Networking with Employment Agencies
Refreshments, attendant care, captioning and ASL will be provided.
Please RSVP by November 30 at Voice Mail: 647-947-9022Email: aebctoronto@gmail.com
Directions to Metro Hall
1. Take the Yonge/University/Spadina Line to St Andrew Station (University and King St. W)
2. Walk up the stairs to the level of the ticket booths.
3. Locate the Exit to the street–Southwest corner of King St. and University Ave.
4. Walk toward this exit (you will pass the entrance to the Under Ground Path to Roy Thompson on your right). Continue walking towards the stairs to the street. Turn right once you reach the stairs that will take you to the south west corner and east bound street cars.
5. Take the stairs to street level and walk west on King St. towards John Street. You will cross Emily St., Simcoe (Traffic light), continue on until you reach John Street. Turn left on John St. and walk south to Metro Hall.
6. There is a set of stairs to the entrance of Metro Hall as well as a ramp.
7. Once inside the building, walk straight ahead to the Information Desk.
Collaborating organizations:
Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (blindcanadians.ca)
Canadian Hearing Society (chs.ca)
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (cilt.ca)
CNIB (www.cnib.ca)
Magnet (www.magnet.today)
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (www.neads.ca)

Archival Date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016