COVID-19 and Our Changing World of Work: What does it mean for Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities?


As Canadians begin to think about the end of COVID-19 there is a realization that the way we work may never be the same again. Whether we are talking about an increased use of technology, more “work from home” opportunities or flexible work arrangements, few of us are going back to the old ways.
What does this mean for post-secondary students with disabilities about to enter the workforce?

• Could the new world of work create opportunities?
• What challenges does it present?
• How do we better prepare students with disabilities for the new reality?

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of Political Science and the Career Development Centre alongside the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) invites you to a special two day webinar series on our changing workplace and the impact on Post-Secondary Students with disabilities.
Thursday May 6: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – “Setting the Stage”
Friday May 7: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. - “Thinking about solutions”

Come join students, employers, administrators, instructors and advocates to discuss the changing world of work. Both sessions will involve interactive panels and speakers along with opportunities for breakout room discussion.

Guest speakers include:

Dr. Arif Jetha – Scientist, Institute for Work and Health (Thursday May 6th)
Jason Brommet – Head of Modern Workplace and Security, Microsoft Canada (Friday May 7th)
Come join us for what is sure to be an informative look at an important issue.
If you require an accommodation please indicate during registration, or email Korrie Belanger

Please note, this event will be recorded. Register online for one or both events here.