Rethinking Disability Conference 2022

RDC22 logo with Text: The Future of Work.  Register Now  ODEN Logo and text - Sheraton Parkway Toronto North, 9005 Leslie St, North York, ON.  November 14-16, 2022.
RDC 2022 – Register Now

ODEN is proud to announce the return of our Annual Rethinking Disability Conference for 2022

“The Future of Work”

This conference is designed for employment service agencies and businesses from across Ontario, to enhance their professional development, increase capacity, and learn new skills to apply to their services and inclusive hiring processes.

This year ODEN has added a Business Sector Stream on Tuesday November 15. This is an exclusive opportunity for businesses and employers to develop or improve their disability awareness and confidence, learn from other businesses that are successfully implementing disability inclusive hiring and retention, and meet employment service providers from across the province who have the talent pool you need to gain that competitive edge for the future of work.

** The ODEN RDC 2022 conference meets the requirements for Professional Development Hours for CCDP recertification in Ontario under CDPCBO (Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario).

Program

Monday November 14, 2022

7:30am-8:45am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Welcome
9:15am-10:15am  Opening Plenary – Stay tuned, details coming soon
10:15am-10:45am Networking Break
10:45am-12:00pm Concurrent Session (1A) Concurrent Session (1B)
Engaging with Families
Dr. Jennifer Crowson
Concurrent Session (1C)
Indigenous Skills & Employment Training (ISET) Program
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
Join in the Light It Up! For NDEAM 2022 Review
1:30pm-2:45pm Concurrent Session (2A) Concurrent Session (2B)
Project SEARCH – Information Session
Concurrent Session (2C)
What’s Your Hashtag? Communications & Media Training For ESPs
Dean Askin
2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break
3:15-4:30pm Concurrent Session (3A)
Re-Imagining Change (Agency Panel Presentation)
Concurrent Session (3B)
Project SEARCH Canada -Lessons Learned – Preparing to launch your PS site
Concurrent Session (3C)
4:30pm-5:15pm Sponsor Information Session (s)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

7:30am-8:45am Registration & Breakfast
9:00am-9:15am Welcome
9:15am-10:15am Concurrent Session (4A) Business/HR Session (4B)
Disability Awareness & Confidence Training For Business – Part 1
Concurrent Session (4C)
10:15am-10:45am Networking Break
10:45am-12:00pm Concurrent Session (5A) Business/HR Session (5B)
Disability Awareness & Confidence Training For Business – Part 2
Concurrent Session (5C)
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:45pm Concurrent Session (6A)

Knowledge Translation & Transfer (KTT) Hub – The Real XChange
Derek Roy

Business/HR Session (6B)
Inclusive Recruitment & Retention – A Business to Business Conversation
Concurrent Session (6C)

Discovery is the First Step to Employment
J.C. Doyle

2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm-4:30pm Concurrent Session (7A) Business/HR Session (7B)
How and Why Your Business Should Work with Employment Service Providers 
(ESP Panel Presentation)
Concurrent Session (7C)
4:30pm-5:15pm Sponsor Information Session(s)
6:00pm-6:30pm Gala Cocktails
6:30pm-10:00pm Gala Dinner

Entertainment

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

7:30am-8:00am Registration & Breakfast
8:00am-8:45am ODEN AGM
9:00am-10:15am Concurrent Session (8A)
Utilizing Technology for your Job Seeking Clients
Concurrent Session (8B)
Community of Practice presents the 5 W’s of jobPath
Concurrent Session (8C)
MentorAbility Canada Project – Increasing Employer Education & Awareness for Inclusive Employment
10:15am-10:45am Networking Break
10:45am-12:00pm Concurrent Session (9A)
Jobs Ability Canada – Harnessing the Power of AI in Job Development
Concurrent Session (9B) Concurrent Session (9C)
12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Closing Plenary & Remarks – Stay tuned, details coming soon
2:30pm-2:45pm Conference Wrap-Up
Surprise Snacks and To-Go Coffees

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Conference Hotels

RDC 2022 will be held at the Conference Centre that is connected to The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North and the Best Western Parkway Hotel North.

RATES: (will be held until October 12, 2022 or until the block is full)
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
CODE: OD5936
Premium Rooms   – $149 + HST per night
*$10/night Amenity Fee will apply to all reservations
Best Western Parkway Hotel Toronto North 
CODE: 1113ODEN
Traditional Rooms – $129.00 + HST per night
*$10/night Amenity Fee will apply to all reservations

Sponsors and Exhibitor Info

RDC 2022 has numerous marketing and sponsorship opportunities available.

As a sponsor and/or exhibitor your business will:

  • Position your company as a thought-leader, action-taker and trailblazer to attract top talent to your organization.
  • Promote your products and services to the disability market, which touches 73% of consumers and represents a huge opportunity for business. This represents $538.5 Billion of disposable income.
  • Build relationships  with over 200 conference delegates from Ontario by providing a venue for private and public stakeholders to learn, network, and grow their employment practice and diversity goals.
  • Showcase your company’s profile by supporting an Ontario-wide network of service agencies that deliver employment opportunities for people who have a disability.

Download the Sponsorship and Exhibitor Package

For more information contact Sue Dafoe, Business Services Manager at sdafoe@odenetwork.com or via phone at 1-866-280-6336 Ext. 105.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Early Bird Deadline is July 27, 2022.

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