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Join us for a FREE 3-day online summit about employment for youth with disabilities! We’ll have employers, employees, and experts with stories and advice to help you get a great job!

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Day 1:

1:00PM - 4:30PM

    Opening Youth Panel

Hear from a panel of youth involved in the IMPACT Youth Employment Research Project. Learn about the challenges and successes they have experienced in their search for employment.

    Missy D

An inspiring Hip Hop performance by local artist Missy D   https://www.missydmusic.com/

    Employer Sessions

  1. Learn about Banging Rocks and one young man’s journey to get there!
  2. Learn about what’s new at Innovate BC and how current projects could support you on your path to employment.

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Day 2:

10:00AM - 1:30PM

    Employer Sessions

  1. Learn about employment opportunities with the Brick and how they are increasing their inclusive workforce https://www.thebrick.com/
  2. Go2HR will be sharing information on BC’s Tourism industry https://www.go2hr.ca/
  3. BC Transit will be presenting on employment in the transit system https://www.bctransit.com/choose-transit-system

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    Post-Secondary Sessions

  1. Join a KPU student and faculty member to discuss ways to meet your employment goals by going to college or university.
  2. Learn about Steps Forward, A BC initiative for inclusive post-secondary education. STEPS Forward provides inclusion support for students with developmental disabilities to go to college or university.

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    Closing Youth Panel

Hear from a panel of youth involved in the TYDE project as they talk about the challenges and successes in their employment journey and provide closing remarks on the Summit.

Check out their website Here: http://mytyde.ca/

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Day 3:

10:00AM - 2:00PM

    Virtual Job Fair

Connect with 25 employers from various sectors across BC looking to hire inclusively.

    Mentorships

 

Access mentorship opportunities through MentorAbility (mentorships offer a 1hr – full-day opportunity to explore a career of interest for persons who identify with a disability)

This event was made possible thanks to an Accessibility Project grant from Disability Alliance BC.