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March 6, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM | POD-60

The voice of persons with disabilities is strong and distinctive, but often marginalized. Navigating accessibility when entering the workforce as well as building a career often presents unique challenges. Join us, as we learn more about some of these journeys from a panel of professionals with a myriad of experiences.

Register for Voices of Experience: Accessibility here.


Jesmen Mendoza




Ryerson University Centre for Student Development and Counseling

Mandy Sandhu


Student Accommodation Facilitator


Ryerson University Student Learning Support, Academic Accommodation Support


Jaclyn Krane


Manager of the Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP)


Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)


Jaclyn Krane is the Manager of the Workplace Essential Skills Partnership (WESP), a GTA-based program of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW). Since its inception, the WESP pre-employment program has helped over 595 people with visible and invisible disabilities secure career-related employment. A Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Jaclyn is responsible for managing the content and delivery of the WESP group-based workshops. She is also responsible for conducting outreach activities with employers, post-secondary institutions, and fellow non-profit organizations.


Before relocating to Toronto and joining CCRW in 2011, Jaclyn worked with students, recent graduates and young professionals at the University of Ottawa’s Counselling Services department and Youth Employment Services Montreal - a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young Montrealers explore career options and engage in the career development process.


Karen Kelsey


Relationship Manager


Lime Connect Inc.


Karen Kelsey is Lime Connect's Relationship Manager in Canada, where she is responsible for managing and building the corporate and post-secondary educational institution partnerships integral to the success of the Lime Connect mandate in the Canadian marketplace. Karen also focuses on attracting high-potential students and alumni to grow The Lime Network in Canada, and she acts as the lead and coordinator for the active Canadian volunteer base - including Lime Connect Ambassadors. Ms. Kelsey brings strong relationship management and people management experience in the financial services sector to her role. This includes positions of increasing responsibility in retail banking as well as human resources, most recently in a senior relationship management position. Karen has also been involved in the not-for-profit sector for the past 15 years where she has held various executive positions on the board of an organization focused on individuals with - Asperger Syndrome.


Michelle Wolfrey




Faculty of Arts, Diversity & Equity Studies


Ryerson University


Tuesday, March 6 2018

5:00PM - 7:00PM

POD-60, Lower Podium Building

350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 2K3


The Ryerson University Career Centre is proud to partner with Student Learning Support and the Office of Equity & Community Inclusion on this Voices of Experience event.