Rethinking Disability Conference 2023

RDC 23 Rethinking Disability Conference
Develop, Connect, Engage
Register Now
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RDC 2023 – Register Now

ODEN is proud to announce the return of our Annual Rethinking Disability Conference for 2023

Develop | Connect | Engage

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.

In 2023, the Business Sector Stream will return on Tuesday, November 14. 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.


Monday November 13, 2023

7:30am-8:45am Richmond Ballroom

Registration & Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am Richmond Ballroom


9:00am-10:15am Richmond Ballroom

Opening Keynote

10:15am-10:45am Networking Break sponsored
10:45am-12:00pm Thornhill

1A –

Markham A

1B –


1C –

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:45pm Thornhill

2A –


2B – 


2C –

2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break
3:15-4:30pm Thornhill

3A – 


3B – 


3C –

4:30pm-5:15pm Sponsor Information Session
8:00pm-11:00pm Networking Social Event

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

7:30am-8:45am Richmond Ballroom

Registration & Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am Richmond Ballroom


9:15am-10:15am Thornhill

4A – 


4B – 


Business Stream

4C – 

10:15am-10:45am Networking Break sponsored by Career Find
10:45am-12:00pm Thornhill

5A – 


5B –


Business Stream

5C – 

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:45pm Thornhill

6A – 



6B –


Business Stream

6C –

2:45pm-3:15pm Networking Break
3:15pm-4:30pm Thornhill

7A – 


7B – 


Business Stream

7C –

6:00pm-6:30pm Cocktails
6:30pm-10:00pm Gala Dinner –

Entertainment – Music & Dancing

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

7:30am-8:00am Richmond Ballroom

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am-8:45am Richmond Ballroom


9:00am-10:15am Thornhill

8A –

8B – 

8C – 

10:15am-10:45am Networking Break sponsored by Career Find
10:45am-12:00pm Thornhill

9A – 


9B – 


9C – 

12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Closing Plenary – 
2:30pm-2:45pm Conference Wrap-Up
Surprise Snacks and Drinks To-Go

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Conference Hotels

RDC 2023 will be held at the Conference Centre connected to The Sheraton Parkway Toronto North and the Best Western Parkway Hotel North.

Sheraton Parkway Toronto North 
(905) 881-2121
Best Western Parkway Hotel Toronto North 
(905) 881-2600

Sponsors and Exhibitor Info

RDC 2023 has added additional marketing and sponsorship opportunities for this year. Please be sure to download the package below.

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 240 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 or via phone at 1-866-280-6336 Ext. 105.

Please note that ODEN does not share or sell any participant lists. 

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Platinum Sponsors:

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