Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, gender diverse people with disabilities - You are invited to an online session on employment!

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is developing training for employers to identify and remove barriers to employment for Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people with disabilities. NWAC would like to present the initial draft of the training program and get your feedback!

NWAC wants to hear about your experiences with employment, as well as what you think  employers need to do and understand to improve these experiences and increase access.

NWAC is holding 5, one-hour engagement sessions with Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender diverse people with disabilities. Participants will receive a $200 honorarium. If you are interested, please let us know which of the below sessions you would like to attend.

All the sessions will take place at:

  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.    – Ontario time
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Manitoba time
  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.     – Alberta time
  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.      – B.C. time 

Please pick ONE date to attend:

  1. Oct 21, 12:00-1:00 Ontario
  2. Oct 22, 12:00-13:00 Eastern
  3. Oct 27, 15:00-16:00 Eastern
  4. Nov 4, 14:00-15:00 Eastern
  5. Nov 5, 15:00-16:00 Eastern

Space is limited so please RSVP to Doris Rajan as soon as you can. You can email Doris at d.rajan@irisinstitute.ca and/or call if you need more information 416 409-7025.

Your voice is important! Hope you can attend!

Download the flyer here.

Disabled Community Connection Network - Next Meeting

Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly connection and information sharing group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability.

Next Meeting:
Thursday, August 17th, 4-6 PM
Speaker: Karen Lai (Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant)
Topic: Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Education as a Disabled Person

PeerNet BC
#408-602 West Hastings (an accessible space)
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2W3

ASL Interpretation and food is provided! The space is also wheelchair accessible. Please let them know of any accommodations and dietary needs you require.

Please email s.klassen@nsdrc.org or call 604-904-4088 to register.

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Job Opportunities: West Coast Domestic Workers' Association

The West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association has been approved for summer job placement funding. This non-profit organization  provides free legal services to domestic workers and other temporary foreign workers. The job postings are attached below:

Job Description – Organizational Development Coordinator

Job Description – Research Assistant

Job Description – Community Outreach Coordinator