NEADS Conference 2008
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce our 2008 national conference, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” It will take place at the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites from November 14-16, 2008. The conference will focus on solutions to drive change.
This year’s event will be an exciting opportunity for students, consumer advocates, service providers, employers and all others interested in exploring key issues of equal access to post-secondary education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. We welcome delegates from across Canada and around the world. The 2008 conference is being organized by a Conference Planning Committee, comprised of NEADS board members and chaired by Agnes Tomkow, NEADS Alberta Representative.
The 2008 conference will welcome distinguished speakers including: The Honourable, David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; The Honourable Steven John Fletcher, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Sandi Bell, Canadian Human Rights Commissioner.
NEADS wishes to acknowledge BMO Capital Markets' Equity Through Education Program's support of the Job Search Strategies workshop, which is one in a series of forums being held across the country from 2005 – 2009.
The workshop Enhancing Opportunities For Post-Secondary Students and Graduates With Disabilities in Science and Technology Related Fields has been made possible thanks to funding from the Imperial Oil Foundation.
The Association gratefully acknowledges grant funding support from the Social Development Partnerships Program, Government of Canada.