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Leah Bowman at 8:42 AM
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Employer Forum Series

Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar series. This 4-part series will bring together employers, employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability, employment agencies, labour market analysts, researchers and other subject matter experts from across the country to present and discuss the various impacts and implications of inclusive employment. Each webinar will consist of a panel presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers.

 

Forum 1: Corporate Leadership – How to innovate through inclusive hiring

Tuesday October 4th, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm EST
Insights from: Costco, Auticon, DHL and EY

 

Forum 2: The Future of Work and Emerging Employment Opportunities

Wednesday October 5th, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm EST
Insights from: Statistics Canada, Specialisterne and SCE LifeWorks

 

Forum 3: Diversity and Inclusive Hiring in the E-Commerce, Manufacturing, & Logistics Sectors

Thursday October 6th, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm EST
Insights from: Amazon and Sephora

 

Forum 4: From Jobs to Careers - Exploring Career Advancement

Wednesday October 12th, 2022, 12:30-1:30 pm EST
Insights from: Ference and Company, Gateway Associates and Avalon Employment

 

This webinar is for:

  • Employers of all sizes and industries; it will be particularly relevant to executives, managers, human resources, and hiring managers;
  • Employees on the autism spectrum or with an intellectual disability;
  • Employment agencies looking for more information on how best to support clients;
  • Anyone interested in advancing workplace inclusion is also encouraged to attend!

ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided in each session. Sessions will be in English only. A recording of the webinar series will be available in French shortly after.

 

To register, click here.

Leah Bowman at 5:38 PM
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Launch of the New Horizons for Seniors Program

NOTIFICATION - September 21, 2022 - Launch of the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2022–23 Call for Proposals funding community-based projects

 

The Government of Canada launched the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2022-23 Call for proposals (CFP) funding community-based projects across Canada. This program is offered by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

 

Following the official announcement of the call for proposals, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that applications for community projects will be accepted from September 21, 2022, through November 1, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Organizations will have six (6) weeks to submit their application.

 

The information on the NHSP Funding Page will help you learn more about this funding opportunity.

 

Please note that the online Application for Funding Form and the Applicant Guide will only be available on the NHSP Funding Page.

 

For more information on this CFP, you can visit the New Horizons for Seniors Program - Community-based Projects.

 

Leah Bowman at 12:43 PM
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Prolific Fitness Wellness-September Offer

Leah Bowman at 10:48 AM
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Return of the Dragon Martial Arts

Leah Bowman at 10:39 AM
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