Susan’s Corner

First, I want to highlight three people, who will be making a significant contribution to our upcoming Annual Conference on June 6th:

Michael Lifshitz, MC (comedian & motivational speaker): http://illumabilities.com/about-michael/

Emily Plunkett, Presenter (photographer & freelance writer): http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/workplace-mental-illness-1.4511383

Natacha Dupuis, Keynote Address (Canadian military veteran & Invictus Games champion): https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1296739

Second, on behalf of the EARN team, I wish to thank all the members who completed a Member Engagement Survey. Your feedback is invaluable as we plan upcoming events and activities. Thank you also to those who submitted hiring data; members have agreed to submit this information on a quarterly basis. If you haven’t already done so, please respond to the request for Jan – Mar 2018 hiring data.

Third, I want to share what I think could be of benefit to many of our employer partners. DiscoverAbility, which is funded by the Government of Ontario and Magnet, is an online portal with valuable resources, including several toolkits, to help you create a more accessible and inclusive workplace. One example is the EmployAbility Toolkit: Retail Council of Canada. Check out additional resources: https://discoverability.network/resources/