AccessAbility Day 2017 – EmployAbility
Join Mayor Jim Watson and City Manager Steve Kanellakos for the opening ceremony and proclamation of the 14th annual AccessAbility Day on:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Registration for AccessAbility Day 2017 is now closed.
Please check back next year for information and to register for AccessAbility Day 2018.
Join emcee Marianne Phillips, Director of Human Resources, and guest speakers including:
- Anna-Karina Tabunar, Film Director, Talent Untapped
- Rich Donovan, CEO of The Return on Disability Group.
AccessAbility Day 2017 promises to be informative, engaging and entertaining.
After a networking lunch, participants may attend helpful employment workshops:
- Workshop #1 - Tips for Applying to Jobs - Hear important tips on how you can improve your job search with employers, including the City of Ottawa. Learn more about the City of Ottawa job application process and online application system.
- Workshop #2 - Preparing for Interviews - Interviews can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. Learn more about interview processes and how you can prepare. We will explore accessibility challenges and strategies to ensure they are inclusive.
- Workshop #3 - Workplace Accommodations - Join us to learn about the legislation that guides employers on their duty to accommodate. Understand what kinds of accommodations are available in the workplace and how employees can be supported to reach their full potential.
To promote the inclusion of all participants, the following disability related supports are in place for the event:
- American Sign Language and continuous real-time captioning will be provided for the morning presentations;
- Personal Attendants will be on site for the entire event; and
- Scent-free venue
Please indicate any additional disability-related accommodation needs at the time of registration.
Para Transpo customers may pre-book transportation beginning at noon on Tuesday May 30 for this event.
The City of Ottawa is a scent-sensitive environment. We ask those who will be attending the event please refrain from using or wearing scented product.