Virtual Coffee with NEADS on Friday, May 29th at 3:00 p.m. EDT - Speaker Casey Caines!

Come join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) for our virtual coffees, every Friday at 3pm Eastern Daylight Time until June 5 to assess interest! Share your experience and ask questions relating to accessibility supports, discuss mental health, and meet new people (for now, all from the comfort of your own home)! The coffee conversation, or tea if you prefer, will be via Zoom - details are below. Our next chat is Friday, May 29th at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are using our Zoom professional account now to ensure we have the full hour for this event.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 834 2706 1814
Password: NEADS
One tap mobile
+15873281099,,83427061814#,,1#,856774# Canada
+16473744685,,83427061814#,,1#,856774# Canada

Speaker Casey Caines:

This week we have invited Casey Caines to speak at the beginning of our NEADS Coffee Chat. Casey is a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada's (CICan), ImpACT Student and Alumni Advisory Committee (ISAAC).

Inspired by CICan’s 5-year Strategic Plan 2019-2024, the ImpAct initiative, aims to support colleges and institutes in achieving their shared vision of Better Futures for Peoples and Communities. Backed by the McConnell Foundation and placed under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, it builds on the common values and aspirations of CICan members and is designed to amplify the college and institute system’s contributions to economic and social development, community well-being and a sustainable future by supporting deliberate and collaborative approaches. 

Casey Caines' Bio:

Tansi! My name is Casey Caines, I am a Cree and Slavey woman from FNFN, currently residing in Sexsmith, Alberta. I am a recent alumnus of Grande Prairie Regional College and will be heading to the University of Alberta’s law school in September 2020 to pursue a law degree. I intend to use my education to fight for restorative justice programs in northern Indigenous communities in order to revitalize traditional modes of justice and reduce recidivism rates amongst Indigenous peoples. My passion lies with reducing inequalities from grassroots to international and from womb to tomb. Through my community work as an educational ambassador for Grande Prairie Regional College, the President of the Circle of Indigenous Students at GPRC, a board member for the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, a panelist for the Iskwew+ Indigenous Women in Leadership Symposium, a writer and student editor for WISDOM Magazine’s “Indigenization in Academia” issue,  a member of the IMPACT advisory committee, and the co-creator of the "Medicine Box Project" as well as a mother of two young girls, one of whom is autistic I have been privileged and blessed to work towards this deeply personal SDG.

Hope to chat with you then!

Daniel and Frank

Daniel Patterson, Communications and Social Media Officer and Frank Smith, National Coordinator
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6, tel. (613) 380-8065, ext. 201
Subscribe to NEAD2know, your monthly Canadian post-secondary accessibility update