May 30th to June 4th is National AccessAbility Week.
This initiative from the Government of Canada aims to celebrate the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities and to recognize the efforts of individuals, communities, and workplaces that are working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion across the country.
As B.C.’s Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility believes, when persons with disabilities can participate in all aspects of society, including accessing employment, resources, and services, it enriches Canada’s economy and quality of life for all.
Determined to leave no one behind, people across B.C. are invited to join Wavefront Centre for their virtual National AccessAbility Week celebration.
Through to June 9, the centre is running six virtual workshops, hosted by their Employment Placement Specialists, to equip and empower community members with tools to include in their career toolbox.
Wavefront Centre’s Employment Counselling team will discuss a wide range of topics in their sessions — covering disability management and disclosure in the workplace, ageism, networking tips, self-marketing on LinkedIn, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, Zoom etiquette, and more — with the goal of enhancing participants’ employment journeys.
American Sign Language interpretation for the ASL group and closed captioning for the Hard of Hearing group will be provided during the webinars.
Whether you are currently employed, or are seeking employment, these free online webinars will help attendees learn more about how employers and employees alike can support Canadians with disabilities.
Acting upon the universal need to be connected through communication, Wavefront Centre is dedicated to creating inclusive and accessible communities in which individuals with disabilities in B.C. can participate and interact in their communities freely without barriers.
To RSVP for the National AccessAbility Week workshops, visit wavefrontcentre.ca/webinar.
For more info on Wavefront Centre’s National AccessAbility Week initiatives, visit wavefrontcentre.ca/naaw21.