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Accessibility Initiative Webinar Series

We are delighted to share this webinar series, courtesy of our sister project, the Accessibility Initiative.

Moving to a new country presents many challenges and opportunities for newcomers. The settlement process can be especially challenging for newcomers with in/visible disabilities. Learning who newcomers with in/visible disabilities are, how to welcome and support them is something the settlement sector is becoming more aware of.

Creating Inclusive Spaces for Immigrants and Refugees with In/Visible Disabilities for Front-Line Staff
Facilitated by Sarah Jama and Chavon Niles

Webinar 1: Using an Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Framework
January 17th, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Learn how an anti-racist anti-oppressive framework can lead to better service delivery.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2809785859923916546

Webinar 2: Rethinking Disability
January 24th, 2018 at 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Learn more about the history of disability in a Canadian context. Understand how the social, cultural and community understandings of disability shape the experiences of newcomers with in/visible disabilities.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2809785859923916546

Webinar 3: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
January 31st, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Learn about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2809785859923916546

Webinar 4: Learning About Barriers
February 7th, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Learn about the difficulties newcomers with in/visible disabilities experience accessing settlement and disability services.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2809785859923916546

Webinar 5: Good/Best Practices
February 13th, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Practical knowledge on how to support newcomers with in/visible disabilities at your agency.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2809785859923916546

Creating Inclusive Spaces for Immigrants and Refugees with In/Visible Disabilities for Managers and Executive Directors
Facilitated by Carmen Galvan and Chavon Niles

Webinar 1: Using an Anti-Racist Anti-Oppressive Framework
January 12th, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Learn how an anti-racist anti-oppressive framework can lead to better service delivery.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/266262521691911427

Webinar 2: Know your Rights and Responsibilities
January 16th, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Learn about relevant legislations including the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/266262521691911427

Webinar 3: Good/Best Practices
January 23rd, 2018 at 11:00AM-12:00PM

Practical knowledge on how to support newcomers with in/visible disabilities at your agency. Learn how to create and accessibility plan.
Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/266262521691911427

NOTE: You have to register for each webinar separately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each of the webinars.

Technical guidelines:

  • Please be prepared with a headset and mic for the best participation options (or you will be limited to using 'chat' for questions and comments).
  • Please test your equipment BEFORE the webinar because it is quite difficult to resolve technical issues during the presentation.
  • For optimum participation we recommend using a high speed internet cable connection (NOT Wifi) for stable access.
  • Please turn off or move hands-free communication equipment (ie. cellphone, hands-free landline, laptop with mic) away from the computer you will be using for the webinar. We have found that other equipment nearby sometimes causes audio interference.
  • For more information please contact:
    Chavon Niles, Senior Coordinator, Accesibility Initiative
    cniles@ocasi.org

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