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Lutherwood Blog-Employment & Mental Health blogs

Check out the most recent editions of the Lutherwoods 

Employment: Will Indeed find me a job?
Mental Health: What do do when you and your child disagree


Employment Updates:

We have created a job board to share all the open positions on our website


Our Refer a friend campaign is underway for people to be eligible for $50 or $200 gift cards to recommend people to our services. Read here for information!

Leah Bowman at 10:28 AM
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Accessibility Standards Canada recruiting new technical committee members

Do you face accessibility barriers every day? Are you close to someone with a disability? Are you an accessibility expert?


We need your expertise!


Accessibility Standards Canada is recruiting members for two new technical committees:

You have until January 14 2022, to apply.


Our aim is to create balanced and inclusive teams that value the lived experience of people with disabilities. We are looking for 12 to 18 members per committee in the following categories:

  •         Persons with disabilities
  •         Consumer and public interest
  •         Academic and research bodies
  •         Non-governmental organizations
  •         Government bodies and authorities with jurisdiction
  •         Labour and unions
  •         Standards development bodies
  •         Federally regulated industries and workplaces
  •         Federally regulated public sector bodies, municipalities, and territorial private-   sector firms
  •         Business and industry

This is your opportunity to:

·       work with other accessibility experts;

·       have your voice heard; and,

·       become a leader for inclusion in Canada.


Do not wait. Apply today by visiting our website.

Leah Bowman at 10:24 AM
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Thunder Bay Family Network are HIRING...ICAN! Coordinator

Thunder Bay Family Network is looking for a compassionate, motivated individual to join our team as an ICan! Coordinator.  The position would be for coverage of a 1 year Maternity leave, to start immediately.


To read the job description, click here.


We are asking interested individuals to send a resume and cover letter to Sharon Bak, President at [email protected].

Leah Bowman at 1:14 PM
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Family Support Network Employment-Learning Path to Employment

The Family Support Network for Employment is proud to announce the launch of the “Learning Path to Employment,” an online course designed for families of individuals with a developmental disability.


The goal of the course is to provide individuals and their families with the knowledge and tools they need to advocate for, and secure, meaningful paid employment. Current and developing employment systems are complex—this course helps participants who face higher barriers to employment learn how to develop a vision, understand best practices, and navigate the system to achieve improved life and work outcomes.


Register here at https://fsne.ca/courses/learning-path-to-employment/.


The course can be accessed 24/7, is free, and there is no time limit in which you must complete it.


During the following months, we will host live webcasts to answer questions and dig deeper into the course content. Individuals and family members are invited to participate to build an understanding of their role in transforming Ontario’s employment services for people with developmental disabilities.

Leah Bowman at 12:36 PM
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March of Dimes Employment Exploration

Job Exploration

Together, we look at various employment opportunities available to you within your community. You will be provided with effective and thorough assessments of your existing skills, abilities, interests, and experience. Then, an employment plan is created with you


For more information, click here and/or visit www.modcemploymentservices.ca or call Kitchener-Waterloo: 1-519-579-5530 | 1-866-380-0758

Leah Bowman at 2:18 PM
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