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October is here!
Inside the October issue of Family Pulse, you will find information on:
Thoughts Leading up to World Mental Health Day
What's Happening at WRFN
Erin's EarlyON Drop-Ins
A New Chapter
Community Information, Resources and Opportunities
On behalf of Family Alliance Ontario, we would like to remind everyone that it is time to renew your membership. The membership form can be filled online on the website. If you are not yet a member but would like to be, please view the Family Alliance Ontario Accord. To learn more about FAO, please check out our website.
Please contact: [email protected] for further information.
Save the date for Family Alliance Ontario's Annual General Meeting. It will be held Saturday, October 29 at 10am until 12:30pm through Zoom. If you are an FAO member, updates will be shared via email.
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:
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.