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Invisible Disabilities: Improving the Lives of the Non-traditional “unemployed”

Unemployment is not talked about like before as people available and actively looking for a job, but more generally as people with unmet job needs. Many citizens with unmet job needs could benefit from a rigorous assessment and subsequent appropriate services. An invitation to dialogue for all employment professionals. The goal is finding the best solutions for citizens who are experiencing a professional handicap situation so they avoid a professional impasse. Read more

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On the Web

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AdvanceAbility: Leveraging Resources and Establishing Key Partnerships (Women in Capital Markets)
Cancer and Work (McGil University, British Columbia Cancer Agency and de Souza Institute)
Dysfunctional Career Thoughts and Persons Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness (National Career Development Association)
Gestion du stress et de l’humeur : deux nouvelles applications mobiles pour prévenir la maladie mentale (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal)
How major technology companies are improving accessibility for people with disabilities (Tech 2)
Invitation to Participate in Eposodic Health Condition Survey (Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work)
New Employment Integration Opportunities For People Experiencing a Disability Situation in Ontario (SPHERE)
Relations entre des troubles mentaux et physiques (Psychomédia)
(MB, SK) Just Watch me! Video Contest (Entrepreneurs with Disabilities)
(QC) Loi 70 - Les carrefours jeunesse-emploi au service des jeunes québécois (CNW Telbec)
(QC) Plus de 80 outils pour développer des attitudes professionnelles gagnantes (L’Hebdo journal)

(QC) Québec va former des travailleurs handicapés (Journal de Québec)

Events to come and training

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January 23 to 25, 2017, Ottawa (Ontario) : Cannexus 17
February 15 to 17, 2017, Victoriaville (Quebec) : QUARIERA, le rendez-vous annuel des professionnels de l'employabilité au Québec
March 31st to April 1st, 2017, Lévis (Quebec) : Salon de l'autisme TSA du Québec
May 29-30, Montréal (Quebec) : Colloque international "Expérience, Innovation, Inclusion" de l'Association québécoise interuniversitaire des conseillersaux étudiants en situation de handicap (AQICESH)
May 30 to June 1st, 2017, Niagara Falls (Ontario) : Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) annual conference, ROI - Return on Inclusion
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

Thematic days

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January 4 : World Braille Day
February 28 : World Rare Disease Day
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