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Global Entrepreneurship Week,
November 14 to 20, 2016

Business Start-up Challenges for People Experiencing a Disability Situation

What are the challenges for a person experiencing a disability situation during a business start-up? In Canada, it’s interesting to note that most people trying to start a business are pursuing self-employed ambitions instead of strong growth objectives... Read more 

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Non-Standard Employment and Disability Journey: What are the Challenges?

For around twenty years, structural transformation in the economy, high speed change in communication methods and an increasing number of higher education graduates have created new ways of organizing work and production, transforming the job market... Read more

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Autism, OCD and Attention Deficit May Share Brain Markers (Scientific American)
A collaborative language and communication guide in the autism field (Autism Canada)
Drôle d’avenir pour les diplômés (Le Devoir)
Jeunes anxieux : quand la peur de se tromper bloque le choix professionnel (Mon Emploi)
Microsoft Garage’s Sight Sign project lets people with disabilities sign with their eyes (Windows 10)
Top 50 most influential disabled people announced (UCAN2)
Working with Epilepsy (

(QC) Plan de services : des pratiques à harmoniser et à généraliser (Office des personnes handicapées du Québec)


Events to come and training

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November 1 to 3, 2016, Moncton (New Brunswick) : New Brunswick Career Development Action Group Conference*
January 23 to 25, 2017, Ottawa (Ontario) : Cannexus 17
June 14 to 16, 2017, Belfast (Ireland) : 1st World Conference on Supported Employment (European Union of Supported Employment and European Association of Services Providers for Persons with Disabilities)

*SPHERE will be there! Come and meet us!

October 18, November 1, November 15 and November 29 (Online) : Webinar Series: Strategies for Finding, Serving and Retaining Employers (Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling and Nova Scotia Career Development Association)

Thematic days

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November : Canadian Career Month
November 14 to 20 : Global Entrepreneurship Week
November 14 : World Diabetes Day
December 3 : International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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