Upcoming events

    • January 18, 2022
    • January 20, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online Training
    • 0

    Employment Services Training

    Overview:

    Ontario Disability Employment Network’s employment service training is designed specifically for organizations offering employment services for people who have a disability. This training is appropriate for job developers, job coaches, career counsellors and community participation staff new to the sector or as a refresh for seasoned professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    Introduction to Employment Services for People who have a disability

    • Understand the employability of people who have a disability
    • Enhance knowledge of various employment options & opportunities
    • Introduce a new way of thinking of how we approach employment services and improve the level of success

    Job Development

    • Focus on marketing and job development in detail
    • Marketing and Selling your Services
    • Networking for Success
    • How to use Employer Champions

    Job Coaching, Quality Assurance and Customer Satisfaction

    • Importance of the job coaching role
    • Maintenance and follow-up to ensure job retention
    • Customer Satisfaction - Client and Employer
    • Quality Assurance and Evaluation

    Cost:
    ODEN Member Price - $450.00
    Non-Member Price - $500.00

    Format:
    This is an online, interactive session facilitated by an ODEN Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. There is a maximum of 10 people per training to ensure active participation. Participants will contribute to group exercises and discussions throughout this live session. Come prepared to talk and bring your experience to the group.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online



    Applying Research to Life: a Research Symposium for Patients and Families interested in childhood disability research.

    For students who have a developmental disability, early perceptions of “unemployability” continue to foster lower expectations from families and educators, creating barriers to access critical supports needed to prepare them for a future that includes work.

    Join Jennifer Crowson, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist and Ingrid Muschta, Director Special Projects & Innovation from the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) as they share findings of their research for the Youth Success Strategy and where they will discuss how to create an environment where competitive employment is seen a viable possibility and the natural progression for students who have a developmental disability once they leave the school system, similar to their peers without a disability.

    This session is for anyone who involved in the life a child from birth to adulthood who has a developmental disability, including parents and family members; educators (e.g., teachers, educational assistants, service providers); health care providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, allied health care professionals) and academic researchers.

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    • February 01, 2022
    • February 04, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online Training
    • 0
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    Advanced Job Development Training for Employment Service Professionals

    Overview:

    ODEN’s Advanced Job Development Training is designed for experienced employment service professionals who want to upskill, refine and polish their approach. This comprehensive course will help employment specialists, job developers and job coaches learn how to take a business centered approach to build capacity and improve employment outcomes for people who have a Disability.

    In a recent survey, 77% of Ontario Chamber of Commerce business members identified labour shortages as their number-one business challenge. There is a labour demand problem. People who have a disability are the labour supply solution.

    Are you ready? This training will help your Job Development and Coaching teams increase their capacity to support job seekers and employers in order to meet the labour demands of businesses in your community.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the facts, opportunities and challenges employment service providers and job seekers are currently facing in Canada
    • Learn quality service strategies and how to implement them
    • Develop an understanding of the importance of monitoring and evaluating client service (the dual customer model)
    • Learn how to use business cases to communicate to employers about the benefits of inclusive employment
    • The Discovery Process - Discuss strategies and learn how to use tools to get to know your client’s employment goals, skills, abilities, and interests
    • Business approach - Learn how to operate your organization like a business, by marketing and selling your services
    • Learn how to be seen as a valuable human resources consultant for businesses

    Length of Training:
    Two half days (9:00am - 12:30pm)

    Cost:
    ODEN Member Price - $180.00
    Non-Member Price - $200.00

    Format:
    This is an online, interactive session facilitated by an ODEN Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. There is a maximum of 10 people per session, to ensure active participation. Participants will contribute to group exercises and discussions throughout this live session. Come prepared to talk and bring your experience to the group.

    • February 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Online Training
    • 10
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    Disability Confidence & Awareness Training
    For Employment Service Providers

    Overview:

    ODEN’s Disability Awareness & Confidence Training is designed for everyone wanting to gain knowledge in order to be responsive to the broader abilities, competencies and needs of people who have a disability.

    This one-day training module will prepare your teams to confidently support people who have a disability It explains the benefits of inclusive hiring practices and dispels the misconceptions and myths that frequently surround people who have a disability. It will also prepare your teams to help employers onboard new employees who have a disability, with confidence.

    Learning objectives:

    • The importance of language — an introduction to people-first terminology
    • Dispelling myths that create biases and barriers
    • Understanding disability:
      • What it is
      • What disability looks like in Canada — the facts
      • Types of disabilities — an introduction to disabilities, and a general overview of attributes
    • Basic guidelines for supporting new employees who have a disability
    • Case studies of businesses that have benefited from inclusive hiring
    • Understanding the role of a Job Coach
    • Accommodations and universal design
    • Asking questions in a safe, supportive setting

    Audience:
    This training is appropriate for Employment Service Provider employees who have had minimal experience working with and/or supporting job seekers who have a disability.

    Length of training: 
    One day

    Cost: 
    Non-member price - $200
    ODEN member price - $180

    Format:
    This is an online, interactive session facilitated by an ODEN Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. There is a maximum of 10 people per session, to encourage active participation. Participants will contribute to group exercises and discussions throughout this live session. Come prepared to talk and bring your experience to the group.

    • March 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Online Training
    • 10
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    Disability Confidence & Awareness Training
    For Business

    Overview:

    According to Statistics Canada, 22% of Canadians self-identify as having a disability. People who have a disability are not only willing to work, they are prepared to meet the demands of the workplace with up to 50% holding post-secondary diplomas and degrees. This is a growing demographic with global impact. Globally, people with disabilities control over $8 trillion US in annual disposable income.

    ODEN’s Disability Confidence & Awareness Training is designed for everyone wanting to gain knowledge in order to be responsive to the broader abilities, competencies and needs of people who have a disability.

    This one-day training module will prepare your business to confidently hire and onboard people who have a disability. It explains the benefits of inclusive hiring practices and dispels the misconceptions and myths that frequently surround people who have a disability.

    Learning objectives:

    • The importance of language — an introduction to people-first terminology
    • Dispelling myths that create biases and barriers
    • Understanding disability:
      • What it is
      • What disability looks like in Canada — the facts
      • Types of disabilities — an introduction to disabilities, and a general overview of attributes
    • Basic guidelines for supporting new employees who have a disability
    • Case studies of businesses that have benefited from inclusive hiring
    • Understanding the role of a Job Coach
    • Accommodations and universal design
    • Asking questions in a safe, supportive setting

    Audience:
    This introductory training is appropriate for hiring managers and supervisors, team leads, HR personnel and business owners and operators who have had minimal experience working with employees who have a disability.

    Length of training: One business day

    Cost: $200 per person

    Format:
    This is an online, interactive session facilitated by an ODEN Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. There is a maximum of 10 people per session, to encourage active participation. Participants will contribute to group exercises and discussions throughout this live session. Come prepared to learn how to create and engage a diverse workforce in your business.

    • April 08, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Online Training
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Employment Discovery Toolkit Training
    Overview:

    ODEN’s Employment Discovery Toolkit Training is designed for direct support workers (DSW), personal support workers (PSW), family members, students or anyone who plays a role in a person’s support network.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn about the employability of the people you support who have a disability; how to take an employment first approach; and why employment is considered the gold standard for inclusion.
    • The Do’s and Don’ts of employment support and how you can have an impact on people’s employment goals.
    • How to support employment goals and get to know people using employment discovery tools to create an employment profile.

    Audience:

    This training is appropriate for transition co-ordinators, family home and respite workers, supported living/residential staff, community participation support staff, and DSW and PSW students.

    Length of Training:
    1.5 hours

    Cost:
    ODEN Member Price - $67.50
    Non-Member Price - $75.00

    Format:
    This is an online, interactive session facilitated by an ODEN Diversity and Inclusion Specialist. There is a maximum of 10 people per training to ensure active participation. Participants will contribute to group exercises and discussions throughout this live session. Come prepared to talk and bring your experience to the group.



Past events

January 12, 2022 ODEN Connection - Voices of Tomorrow
December 14, 2021 ODEN Connection - LinkedIn Up Close & Personal
December 08, 2021 ODEN Connection - Understanding Knowledge Translation and Transfer
December 07, 2021 ODEN Advanced Job Development Training
December 02, 2021 Introducing Jobs Ability Canada! Jobseeker Event
November 25, 2021 Introduction to Jobs Ability Canada for Businesses
November 24, 2021 ODEN Connection - Understanding the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
November 10, 2021 Project SEARCH - Partnership Opportunity Information Session
November 09, 2021 ODEN Employment Services Training
November 04, 2021 ODEN Biz Connect Leader Series - Canada Revenue Agency
November 02, 2021 ODEN Employment Discovery Training
October 28, 2021 ODEN Annual General Meeting & NDEAM Wrap Up
October 21, 2021 Light It Up! For NDEAM
October 19, 2021 Employment: The Gold Standard
October 19, 2021 ODEN Advanced Job Development Training
October 14, 2021 ODEN Biz Connect Leader Series - Travelers Canada
October 07, 2021 ODEN Connection - Learn all you need to know about the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
October 05, 2021 Raising Expectations: What does your child want to do when they grow up?
September 29, 2021 ODEN Connection - Understanding Knowledge Translation and Transfer
September 28, 2021 ODEN Biz Connect Leader Series - Rogers Communications
September 23, 2021 ODEN Connection: Welcome to Hospitality - A Sector of Inclusion & Opportunity
September 16, 2021 Introducing Jobs Ability Canada! A Member Only Event
September 14, 2021 NDEAM 2021 Members Only Close-Up Webinar
September 14, 2021 ODEN 3-Day Employment Services Training
September 09, 2021 Youth Success Strategy – Developmental Services – Project Introduction & Upcoming Webinars
September 02, 2021 NDEAM Get Involved Webinar
July 21, 2021 Light It Up! For NDEAM Kick-Off
June 03, 2021 A Learning Tool for YOUR job seekers