International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015

Include, accommodate, innovate

Past Sessions

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2015, under the theme Moving from Discussion to Action: Leveraging Vari-abilities Today and Tomorrow, is an occasion to promote the integration of persons with disabilities, to better understand the various issues that affect them and to move towards implementing the support they need.

Just as inclusion is key to our country's success, it is critical to the future of the public service. Including persons with disabilities lays the foundation for a strong, merit-based federal public service that reflects Canada's diversity.

Festivities marking IDPD 2015 include a national panel discussion broadcast from Ottawa to viewers across Canada, as well as eight regional events taking place in Halifax, Québec, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.

Come celebrate with us and be part of an inclusive federal public service! 

General Information:
Mélodie Guilbeault
Coordinator, Interdepartmental Organizing Committee for the 2015 International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Federal Public Service
Email: melodie.guilbeault@justice.gc.ca

Event Information

Designed for all public servants across Canada, these sessions are offered at no cost to learners.

National Panel (broadcast across Canada from Ottawa)
World-renowned Canadian expert Dr. Michael Prince from the University of Victoria will give a presentation on creating an inclusive workplace—from making exceptions to managing effectively in general. He will explain the importance of diversity for sound public management and service excellence for Canadians.

Ability Fair (on-site activity in select regions)
Join your colleagues at a location near you to hear from expert guest speakers.

Marketplace (on-site activity in select regions)
These local events will provide a forum to promote best practices for fully including persons with disabilities in the federal public service.

Halifax | Québec | Montréal | Ottawa | Toronto | Winnipeg | Edmonton | Calgary | Vancouver


Halifax

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (AST)
Location:
Multi-Purpose Room, Military Family Resource Centre, 6393 Homefire Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Ability Fair and Marketplace


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AST)
Location:
Multi-Purpose Room, Military Family Resource Centre, 6393 Homefire Crescent, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Speaker:
Glen Hougan, Associate Professor, NSCAD University

Information:

Jennifer Fowler
Jennifer.Fowler@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Québec

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Locations:
Large auditorium, CFB Valcartier, Building 534, Room 274, Courcelette, Québec, Quebec
1550 D'Estimauville Avenue, Québec, Quebec
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Presentation and Open Discussion


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Locations:
Large auditorium, CFB Valcartier, Building 534, Room 274, Courcelette, Québec, Quebec
1550 D'Estimauville Avenue, Québec, Quebec
Speakers:
Captain Simon Mailloux, Second in Command, Administration Company, 1st Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment
Carl Girard, Correctional Service Canada

Information:

Janin Huard
Janin.Huard@drdc-rddc.gc.ca


Montréal

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Location:
René-Lévesque Room, East Tower, 7th floor, Complexe Guy-Favreau, 200 René Lévesque Boulevard West, Montréal, Quebec
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Ability Fair


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)
Location:
Level 00, Complexe Guy-Favreau, 200 René Lévesque Boulevard West, Montréal, Quebec

Information:

Linda DeWolfe
Linda.DeWolfe@justice.gc.ca


Ottawa

National Panel (on site in Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Location:
National Library and Archives Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Ability Fair


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)
Location:
National Library and Archives Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Speakers:
Max Brault, Manager, Human Resources Sector, Correctional Service Canada
Nathalie Chénier, Manager, Employee Development and Wellness Division, Statistics Canada
Peter Edwards, Executive Director, Blueprint 2020 National Secretariat, Privy Council Office
Alexis Ford-Ellis, Manager, Wellness Programs, Department of Justice Canada
Sébastien Girard, Manager, Executive Counselling Services, Public Service Commission of Canada
Jeffrey Stark, Team Leader, Accessibility, Accommodation and Adaptive Computer Technology, Shared Services Canada
James van Raalte, Director General, Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada
Alexander (Sandy) Waddell, Discrimination Prevention Officer, Prevention Initiatives and Liaison Division, Canadian Human Rights Commission
Paula Warnholz, Assistant Director, Labour Relations Policy and Programs Division, Canada Revenue Agency
Sandra Markovic, Artistic Director, University of Ottawa
Brittany Clayton, Pianist, Elgin Street Elementary School Choir

Information:

General inquiries:
Claire Lalonde
Claire.Lalonde@lac-bac.gc.ca


Toronto

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Location:
3rd floor Auditorium, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Ability Fair


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EST)
Location:
3rd floor Auditorium, 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario
Speakers:
Joe Dale (lead speaker), Executive Director, Centre for Excellence in Employment Services for People with a Disability, Ontario Disability Employment Network
Martin Anderson, Senior Counsel, Immigration Law Division, Ontario Region, Department of Justice Canada
Susan Cavanagh, Operations Support Assistant, Service Team Support, Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
Nick Hadjiyianni, Program Manager, Employment Branch, Community Living Toronto
Diana McCauley, Manager, Employment Services, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
Judy Quillin, National Director, Employment Services, March of Dimes Canada
G. Robert Arrabito, Defence Scientist, Human Technology Interaction Group, Human-Systems Integration Section, Defence Research and Development Canada

Information:

Edward Lau
Edward.Lau@tc.gc.ca


Winnipeg

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (CST)
Location:
Canada Room, Cargill Building, 7th Floor, 240 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Presentation


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CST)
Location:
Canada Room, Cargill Building, 7th Floor, 240 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Speaker:
Patrick Falconer, Consultant, Barrier-Free Manitoba

Information:

Darrin Davis
Darrin.Davis@justice.gc.ca


Edmonton

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (MST)
Location:
Room 201, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Presentations


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Location:
Room 201, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Speakers:
Barbara Ritzen, Regional Director General, Prairie Region (Edmonton), Department of Justice Canada
Deanna Lennox, President and Founder, War Horse Awareness Foundation
Jessica Ward-King, Learning Advisor, Canada School of Public Service

Ability Fair


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (MST)
Location:
North Atrium, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Information:

Trang Nguyen
Trang.Nguyen@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


Calgary

Presentations (broadcast from Edmonton)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (MST)
Location:
Transport Canada's Airport
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise
Speakers:
Barbara Ritzen, Regional Director General, Prairie Region (Edmonton), Justice Canada
Ron Campbell, Staff Sergeant, "K" Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Deanna Lennox, President and Founder, War Horse Awareness Foundation
Jessica Ward-King, Learning Advisor, Canada School of Public Service

Information:

Trang Nguyen
Trang.Nguyen@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


Vancouver

National Panel (broadcast from Ottawa)


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PST)
Location:
Department of Justice Canada, 9th Floor, 840 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Language:
Bilingual with interpretation in both official languages, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services in both official languages, American Sign Language and Langue des signes québécoise

Presentation and Open Discussion


Date, Times and Languages:
December 3, 2015 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST) | English
December 3, 2015 | 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (PST) | French
Location:
Department of Justice Canada, 9th Floor, 840 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Speaker:
Loree Mann, Manager of Operations for British Columbia-Yukon-Northwest Territories-Nunavut, Central Recruitment Programs and Regional Offices, Public Service Commission

Ability Fair


Date and Time:
December 3, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST)
Location:
The Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, British Columbia

Information:

Loree Mann
Loree.Mann@cfp-psc.gc.ca     

Jas Brar
Jas.Brar@justice.gc.ca

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