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Events


SenseAbility hosts a number of professional learning and networking events during the year. These events create opportunities for leaders across multiple industries and business units to exchange ideas and best practices in accessibility and inclusion.

Upcoming events

  • University of Waterloo employer panel

    January 11, 2018, 12:30pm - 2:00pm, Tatham Centre, Room 2218, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave, Waterloo, Ontario. Open to local businesses.

    SenseAbility is pleased to be participating in this upcoming employer panel discussion focused on co-op employment and disability. Other panelists will include Karen Kelsey from LimeConnect and David Dame from Scotiabank.

  • Accessibility, Inclusion and Universal Design: National MBA Conference

    February 10, 2018, 8:30am - 6:00pm, at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St. George Street, Toronto. Join Access to Success for a day-long national conference and explore the benefits of accessibility and universal design.

    Join Access to Success for a day-long conference and explore the benefits of accessibility and universal design through the lens of students, employees, managers, entrepreneurs, and customers. Keynote speakers: Michael Nesmith, Lead Designer, Amazon and Unstoppable Tracey, internationally renowned speaker.

    The conference includes the Access to Success Challenge, an MBA case competition which will begin on February 9th.

    SenseAbility is proud to be a founding member of Access to Success, a student-led initiative working to empower MBA students with disabilities to become successful business leaders by providing support and resources.

  • DiscoverAbility Leamington

    February 22, 2018, 9:00am - 11:00am, in Leamington, Ontario. In partnership with the Discover Ability Network and the Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries and Inside Advantage. Open to Leamington area employers. Check back with us for further details.

    Save the date. This will be your opportunity to learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, and making your workplace accessible and some of the new tools available to help you get there.

  • DiscoverAbility Chatham

    February 22, 2018, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, at the Blazing BBQ Ribhouse, 435 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ontario. In partnership with the Discover Ability Network and Goodwill Industries Employment Services (Essex, Kent, Lambton), The Children’s Treatment Centre, Community Living, and JobWorx. Keynote speaker: Lisa Kelly, Canadian Business SenseAbility. Local Employer panel. Open to Chatham area employers.

    Join us and learn about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and making your workplace accessible and some of the new tools available to help you get there.

Past events

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    December 3, 2017, We encourage all of you to participate in recognizing this important day within your business, and with your clients and partners.

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of the benefits that can be derived from inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

    The theme for IDPD 2017 is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.” We encourage all of you to participate in recognizing this important day within your business, and with your clients and partners.

  • Ontario Professional Ticketing Association (OPTA) Discover Ability event

    November 22, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto. In partnership with the Discover Ability Network and the Ontario Professional Ticketing Association. Keynote speaker: Mark Wafer. Open to OPTA members only.
  • Rethinking accessibility beyond compliance

    October 3, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Toronto. Generously hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright.
    * This event allows remote participation

    Are you a legal professional or an inclusion champion interested in understanding the business benefits of building accessibility beyond legislative requirements?

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an alternative accessibility dispute resolution process from our keynote speaker, Lainey Feingold and how it can impact business outcomes. Join our panel of legal and business experts for an intriguing discussion about moving beyond compliance in disability inclusion.

  • Digital accessibility: A game changer for business

    October 3, 2017, 8:00am - 12:00pm, Toronto. Generously hosted by TD Bank.

    Kickstart Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and join SenseAbility for our fall event. Learn from renowned experts in digital accessibility how organizations can leverage inclusion to transform the customer experience. Network and share inclusion insights with other participants.

    Who should attend? Business strategy leaders, technology leaders, diversity and inclusion professionals and champions of inclusion and accessiblity.

  • Disability Employment Awareness Month

    October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017, Join the conversation by using the hashtag #DEAM throughout October.

    SenseAbility is pleased to once again promote Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) via social media, during the month of October. DEAM is an initiative that originated in 2015 in collaboration with other Canadian diversity and inclusion organizations, and focuses on raising awareness of the business benefits of hiring and attracting people with disabilities as talented employees and valuable customers.

    The 2016 DEAM campaign continued to build significant momentum in employer engagement and community awareness, and we look forward to continuing this momentum for 2017. Increasingly, DEAM is an opportunity to get your messages out to Canadians and beyond – and they are listening!

    Join the conversation by using the hashtag #DEAM throughout October.

  • Stop accommodating – Start adjusting: Optimize workplace performance

    June 13, 2017, 8:30am - 11:30am, Toronto. Generously sponsored and hosted by RBC.
    * This event allows remote participation

    SenseAbility invites you to join us at our Spring business-to-business panel event. Come and learn how leading organizations are rethinking traditional approaches to accommodations to optimize the performance of all employees. You will come away with thought-provoking insights and practical recommendations to consider in your organization.

  • Disrupt, empower and innovate: Building a disability inclusive workplace

    March 30, 2017, 8:30am - 11:30am, Toronto. Generously sponsored and hosted by KPMG/abbr>.
    * This event allows remote participation

    Learn from leading financial organizations about how they have enabled cultural transfomation and leadership in disability inclusion. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn, share and network with like-minded organizations.

  • Gateway to innovation: Inclusive design thinking

    January 19, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto.

    Start 2017 by learning how inclusive design thinking is the key to attracting customers, investors and employees with disabilities.

    Inclusive Design is design that considers the widest range of human diversity—with the intent of producing products and services that meet the needs or preferences of all. This different way of thinking promotes inclusion in the marketplace and can uncover unmet needs that can lead to cost-savings and potential new markets.

  • Managing episodic disabilities in the workplace

    June 6, 2016, 8:30am - 12:00pm, St. Andrew's Club and Conference Centre, Toronto.

    Did you know that 82.4% of the total Canadian adult with disabilities or 1,882,500 people have an episodic disability? Working with these employees to identify their needs and accommodation requirements is key to successfully managing their intermittent work capacity.

    SenseAbility is inviting you to a special learning event for forward-thinking employers who want to find ways to effectively manage episodic disabilities in the workplace. You will learn from experts who will share their knowledge and experiences, share experiences with other participants and come away with practical ideas to manage episodic disabilities in your work environment.