Rethinking Disability Conference 2022
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. Register for the Business Stream now.
** 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).
Monday November 14, 2022
|7:30am-8:45am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:00am-10:15am||Opening Keynote – Joe Roberts
“From Skid Row to CEO”
|10:45am-12:00pm||Concurrent Session (1A)
Energy, Health and Management Workshop
Joe Roberts, Skid Row CEO
|Concurrent Session (1B)
Employment as a Goal: Engaging with Families
Dr. Jennifer Crowson
|Concurrent Session (1C)
Indigenous Skills & Employment Training (ISET) Program
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
|3:15-4:30pm||Concurrent Session (3A)
Developing Talent for the Future of the Employment Service Sector
|Concurrent Session (3B)
Project SEARCH Canada -Lessons Learned – Preparing to launch your PS site
|Concurrent Session (3C)
Re-Imagining Change (Agency Panel Presentation)
|4:30pm-5:15pm||Sponsor Information Session (s)|
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
|7:30am-8:45am||Registration & Breakfast|
|9:15am-10:15am||Concurrent Session (4A)
Disclosure & Accommodations Planning – What do we need to improve job retention for people living with a disability?
Monique A.M. Gignac, Ph.D.
|Business/HR Session (4B)
Disability Awareness & Confidence Training For Business – Part 1
|Concurrent Session (4C)
|10:45am-12:00pm||Concurrent Session (5A)
Mental Health & Burnout – A toolkit from CMHA
|Business/HR Session (5B)
Disability Awareness & Confidence Training For Business – Part 2
|Concurrent Session (5C)
The Registered Disability Savings Plan and the Canadian Disability Savings Grant and Bond: Invest in the Financial Well-being of People who have Disabilities
|1:30pm-2:45pm||Concurrent Session (6A)
The Real Xchange – Knowledge Translation & Transfer (KTT) Information Superhighway
|Business/HR Session (6B)
Inclusive Recruitment & Retention – A Business to Business Conversation
|Concurrent Session (6C)
Employment Discovery: A Critical Step Towards Job Retention
|3:15pm-4:30pm||Concurrent Session (7A)
Preparing for the Service System Manager (SSM) Employment Transformation Model
|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)|
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
|7:30am-8:00am||Registration & Breakfast|
|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
|10:45am-12:00pm||Concurrent Session (9A)
Jobs Ability Canada – Harnessing the Power of AI in Job DevelopmentSue Dafoe
|Concurrent Session (9B)
Partnering & Collaborating from a National and Local Perspective
|Concurrent Session (9C)
Supports and Services that Create Success during Post-Secondary Education Transitions
|1:15pm-2:30pm||Closing Plenary & Remarks – Stay tuned, details coming soon|
Surprise Snacks and To-Go Coffees
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.
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.
For more information contact Sue Dafoe, Business Services Manager at email@example.com or via phone at 1-866-280-6336 Ext. 105.