NEADS Employment Equity Act Review Consultation with April D’Aubin and Michael Prince, July 8 (noon to 1:00 EST on Zoom)

Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on Friday, July 8, noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT for a joint consultation session with NEADS and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), featuring CCD Research Analyst/Coordinator, April D’Aubin, and Michael Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria. This Zoom event will address the Employment Equity Act Review, provide an overview of the Act, compare the Employment Equity Act to the Accessible Canada Act, address key workplace barriers and concerns of persons with disabilities, and discuss ways in which the Employment Equity Act could be improved to better serve the needs of persons with disabilities. 

Online registration is required for this event. Closed captioning, ASL, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided. Online registration is required - register here. This event is in collaboration with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). 

For any questions, please contact Elizabeth Mohler, NEADS Research Consultant at: or Sarah Szumlanski, NEADS Research Officer at: 

Learn More About the Speakers

April D’Aubin

April D’Aubin works at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), as Research Analyst/Coordinator, where she supports the activities of the organization’s working groups and portfolios. 

Michael Prince

Michael J. Prince is Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria. As a researcher and author, Professor Prince has many publications including the books, Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada (2009) and Struggling for Social Citizenship: Disabled Canadians, Income Security, and Prime Ministerial Eras (2016). As a policy consultant, Michael has been an advisor to federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments; four Royal commissions; and parliamentary committees both federally and provincially. An active volunteer, Michael is currently a member of the social policy committee to the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, the income security advisory committee to Inclusion Canada, and a member of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Action Group to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Government of British Columbia. Since 2018, he has been the Board Chair of Community Living BC, a provincial Crown corporation providing supports and opportunities for adults living with developmental disabilities. Michael also serves on the Ministerial Disability Advisory Group to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Government of Canada.  

Elizabeth Mohler

Elizabeth Mohler currently works for NEADS as a Research Consultant, where she leads the Virtual Access for All Project and writes its quarterly publication, State of the Schools. She also works for Ryerson Magnet as their Inclusive Hiring Project Coordinator, sits on the Education Standards Committee for the Ontario Government, and is an experienced presenter, keynote speaker, lecturer, and published writer. Elizabeth is currently conducting Doctoral research at Western University, where she explores the impact of access to direct funding for self-managed attendant services on occupational performance and engagement of persons with disabilities. 

About NEADS’ Virtual Access for All Project 

NEADS' Virtual Access for All Project provides educational support and awareness aimed at students with disabilities transitioning into post-secondary education. Accessibility and accommodations resources are provided through our quarterly State of the Schools publications, while our regular webinar series addresses topics such as self-advocacy, accessing accommodations at work and school, and transitioning into the workforce. Further, financial support is available through NEADS' Student Awards Program and Accessibility Resilience Program. Virtual Access for All is generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Goal Getters Program, and has recently received an upward amendment in response to positive reception.  

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, tel. (613) 380-8065, ext. 201

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