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5th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment

On Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 join us at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Our theme of this year’s event is:

‘Ability Starts Here – Join the Conversation.’ 
Sponsored in partnership by the Collaborative Partnership Network, the Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, this 5th Annual Symposium commemorates this special United Nations day. It also provides an opportunity for educators, employers and persons with disabilities to learn from each other on the road to inclusive education, meaningful employment and full community participation.
 
Join Canadian Broadcaster, Michael Landsberg from Off the Record and newly appointed Director and CEO, David Shannon, of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, our respective keynote speakers, as they share their life journeys as persons with disabilities.
 
Some of the highlights of this two-day event include the presentation of the Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Award, concurrent workshops, panel discussions, education/employers' showcase and artisan sale.
 
Educators will have an opportunity to learn about current best practices that support a truly inclusive educational experience for learners with disabilities. Also, employers will have an opportunity to develop strategies leading to the engagement of persons with disabilities in sustained and meaningful employment, and to learn about and acknowledge human rights in the workplace.

In addition to fabulous networking opportunities with over 350 individuals representing educators, employers, labour, government, community-based agencies and persons with disabilities; this event is the perfect opportunity for your organization to get involved, demonstrate support, be educated, share viewpoints and personal experiences.

Enjoy the video clip below of the 4th Annual Symposium, produced by Accessible Media Inc. (AMI-tv). This video provides a perfect overview of this dynamic and rewarding event. Or click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzraWOn8wM4&feature=plcp&context=C4eb5d4dVDvjVQa1PpcFMRR9m1jIhrbpQD4Rpe7OJiseXwvp_axGA=  to view the video directly on YouTube.

For more information: www.abilitystartshere.ca   or contact:
Bernie Murphy
TEAM Work Cooperative
5th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment
Phone: 902.422.8900
Email: bmurphy@teamworkcooperative.org
 




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