NEADS x NDMS: Celebrating Indigenous Disability Awareness Month - Webinar on November 9, 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on November 9th at 3pm EDT on Zoom as we host Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society to celebrate Indigenous Disability Awareness Month at our latest Virtual Access for All Webinar! Lisa Spencer, NDMS' Communications Manager, will present "Inuit Quajimajatuqangit: An exploration of disability and education in Nunavut."

Closed captioning will be provided - please email to request additional accessibility features. Registration is required - please register here. This event is a feature of our Virtual Access for All webinar series, which is generally supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program.

About Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (NDMS)

Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (NDMS) is the only cross-disability organization in Nunavut, providing support to people across the lifespan from infants to Elders. Guided by principles of individuality, self-determination, and community inclusion, NDMS' mission is to achieve independence, self-determination and full citizenship for all Nunavummiut living with disability. NDMS aims to improve quality of life and encourage active participation, advocates and lobbies on disability issues, and promotes employment opportunities for persons with disabilities to promote awareness, opportunity, choice, and participation in all aspects of life in Nunavut. NDMS developed out of grassroots community-based action. In 1999, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. provided support in the form of office space and staffing, to a small group of individuals who sought to bring awareness and justice to people living with disabilities in Nunavut. In 2005, NDMS was incorporated as a society, and became the representative organization for people living with a disability in Nunavut.

Meet the Speaker

Lisa Spencer, Nuabilities' Communications Manager

Lisa is the Communications Manager for Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (NDMS). She creates resource materials, engages with community partners and advocates for equity in the North. Lisa has a background in early childhood education and child and youth care. She is a disabled advocate for herself and her children. Lisa is a firm believer in social justice. She continues to incorporate critical self-reflection and anti-oppressive practices in both her personal life and profession. 

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.

Carly Fox (she/her/elle), NEADS' Communications and Partnerships Director,

For further information:

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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