6th Annual EARN Conference: Official Invitation

6th Annual EARN Conference:
Opening Doors to Inclusion – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health 

The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) invites you to attend our 6th Annual Conference on Wednesday June 6th, 2018
from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall.

The goal of this year’s conference is to provide strategies and resources for employers to create a more inclusive workplace experience throughout the employee lifecycle. This will ensure that you are equipped to attract and retain the best employees. Additionally we want HR professionals and hiring managers to be able to recognize and reduce the systemic and attitudinal barriers that may exist around hiring someone with a disability, with some of this year’s conversation focused on mental health.

The 6th Annual EARN Conference program includes a networking opportunity to help you meet some talented and experienced job seekers, as well as an employer focus group so that we can better understand the barriers you face when hiring people with disabilities.

Continuing on the theme of Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, a panel including employers who have hired people with mental health disabilities and employees with lived experience will share their stories and strategies for success.

We are excited that Natacha Dupuis, a Canadian Military veteran and Invictus Games Champion, will be joining us as our keynote speaker:

Natacha Dupuis is a Canadian Military veteran who was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of witnessing the gruesome death of two of her brothers-in-arms. Natacha found motivation to regain control over her injury and her life through sport and participating in the Invictus Games. In honor of her fallen comrades and for the benefit of all Canadians Natacha has chosen to share her story. She hopes her example of overcoming personal tragedy will inspire others facing adversity not to give up as the world holds great surprises for those who are willing to adopt an open and positive attitude.

Thank you to our confirmed sponsors:

If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity, please contact Shannon Bruce at: sbruce@unitedwayottawa.ca

Please feel free to share this with others in your organization and in your network.

Thank you!