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INVESTING IN INCLUSION: An Interactive Seminar

Accessibility and Accommodation

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre
3rd Floor, 245 Church St., Toronto, ON M5B 1Z4

Register for Investing in inclusion here.

Reflecting the demographics of the City of Toronto, Ryerson hosts one of Canada’s most diverse student populations. Our students have differing identities and belong to a variety of communities.

Investing in Inclusion” is an interactive seminar series for organizations looking to engage in dialogue and re-imagine their strategies of recruitment and retention for  diverse communities. The panel will bring together recognized leaders in workplace mental health to share success stories, challenges and things to consider when embarking on your organization’s own ‘journey of inclusion’.

Businesses that are Investing in Inclusion find it easier to fill skill gaps, experience enhanced employee engagement, increased retention and develop a positive public image. Many of our country's most desirable and successful organizations are those who prioritize diversity and inclusion for all peoples.

Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre’s Investing in Inclusion series is hosting its fifth installment, focusing on Accessibility and Accommodations. Investing in accessibility and accommodations is an opportunity to create spaces that are easier to navigate for all people. Accommodations, once built into a regular process become utilized by all people, consider ramps or closed captioning. Beyond creating more inclusive spaces, they buying power of Canadians with disabilities is $55.4 billion, proving that small investments can offer huge returns.

We invite you to attend, learn and engage in the discussion around creating actively inclusive spaces for current and prospective staff who require accommodations and support around accessibility. Hear from industry leaders in this area and engage in idea development and sharing.

Investing in Inclusion - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time Session
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration/Light Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:20 am Welcome and Keynote Introduction
9:20 am - 9:55 am



Tim Rose, Regulatory Compliance Officer

9:55 am - 11:00 am

Profile Organization Presentations:


Vivian Lee, Senior Manager Inclusive Recruitment

Debbie Pawelcyzk, Workplace Accommodation Advisor


Nicole Mumford, CEO and Co-Founder

City of Toronto

Jennifer Targonsky, Senior HR Consultant Diversrity & Next Generation Programs


Lenore MacAdam
Senior Manager, Accessibility and Inclusion

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Networking

For more information or for questions contact Jean-Pierre Fernandes at

Register for Investing in Inclusion here.

Cost: $30 (taxes included)

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