BCCPD at Ministerial Roundtable

BCCPD was very pleased to have the opportunity to speak at the recent Ministerial Roundtable on Labour Market Participation of People with Disabilities hosted by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors.

Paul Gauthier represented BCCPD at the August 2011 event. He spoke about the Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative (EATI) and the importance of the Social Development Partnership Program to the community. EATI is a ground-breaking project, funded by the Province of British Columbia, through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.

Left to right:
Duane Geddes, Executive Director, Sam Sullivan Disability Foundation
Dr. Gary Birch, Executive Director, Neil Squire Society
Jennifer Lee, Executive Director, IAM Cares Society
Hon. Alice Wong, Minister of State for Seniors
Karen De Long, Director, British Columbia Association for Community Living
Paul Gauthier, BC Coalition of People with Disabilities
Jamie Millar-Dixon, Tourism Employment Specialist, WII-STEP Workforce Inclusion Initiative

photo of EATI staff and others meeting BC Minister