Accessible Employers 101: Building an Inclusive Workplace
On January 14 2020, the Presidents Group, along with their partners BC WiN and WCG Services invite you to a one-day professional development training event, designed for operations and hiring managers to better hire, engage and retain people with disabilities. This training event is complimentary for businesses and made possible with funding from the Vancouver Foundation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
Space is limited so please reserve your tickets. A maximum of 10 tickets per organization will be allotted. Coffee and tea throughout the day, and lunch will be provided.
In order to ensure we are meeting the mandate of our funding, our current training sessions are restricted to employers from for-profit businesses and large scale nonprofits.
BC’s Accessibility Legislative Framework- a consultation for business
Tuesday October 22nd
The B.C. Government is committed to developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities.
On Tuesday October 22nd, the Presidents Group will host a consultation session for businesses to hear more about the proposed framework and to offer feedback to staff from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. Hosted by Presidents Group co-chairs Craig Richmond and Kirsten Sutton.
To review the framework visit: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/accessibility
As part of the registration process, you will be invited to share any accessibility needs you may have.
Register now for this session, as space is limited. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bcs-accessibility-legislative-framework-a-consultation-for-business-tickets-73469223425
Not a business?
Seats at this session will be prioritized for businesses. If you represent a different stakeholder group, your voice is still valued! Here are a few ways you can participate in the consulatation process:
- Completing the online questionnaire. This will take approximately 10 minutes;
- Sending your comments by email or telephone;
- Attending an in-person session in one of nine locations;
- Participating in a virtual town hall;
- Community groups, libraries and other organizations can apply for resources for independent community meetings for up to $2,000 to host their own conversations and provide feedback. For details, visit SPARC BC.
Organizations, self-advocates and advocates can also make formal submissions.