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Complimentary Leadership Series Webinar - Building An Inclusive Workplace: Connecting Employers to Job Seekers with Intellectual Disability or Autism.

  • 28/05/2024
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting (Eastern Time)



Join Career Professionals of Canada and Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) on May 28th for a complimentary Leadership Series Webinar focusing on supporting clients with intellectual disabilities or autism.

During this webinar, you will gain valuable insights into:

  • The populations served by RWA and the experiences of neurodiverse employees in various workplace settings.
  • The significance of creating an inclusive workplace environment and the compelling business case for diversity and inclusion.
  • Best practices in inclusive HR, covering key aspects such as recruitment, onboarding, management, and career advancement.
  • Employers' perspectives on what they seek when hiring employees with diverse needs.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding and skills in supporting clients with intellectual disabilities or autism on their career journey. Register now for this informative and engaging event.

Expert Speakers

Frank Fagan
Assistant National Director, Ready, Willing and Able

Frank Fagan comes from an extensive background in non-profit management and the arts. Building from a communications/film degree from the University of Windsor in 1989, Frank’s career started in the marketing side of film and music. Eventually, he segued into a sector-advocacy role for the arts, where he led provincial/regional cultural organizations in developing major initiatives, including the development of the Cultural Policy Framework for the government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Frank has been with Ready, Willing and Able since its inception in 2014, occupying the role of National Manager of Operations for the first eight years and becoming the Assistant National Director as of 2022. 

Brian Foster
National Manager – Policy and Resource Development, Ready, Willing and Able

Brian Foster has a diverse background in the social sciences, communications, media, politics, not-for-profit operations, and academia. Brian has a Ph.D. in history and social sciences from Carleton and a master's from Western University, as well as a wealth of strategic and operational experience spanning over 17 years in not-for-profits and private-sector work. For the last decade, he has worked as a consultant, professor, policy analyst, and director or manager, focusing on disability and the labour market, provincial disability policies, and supported housing. As the National Manager of Policy and Resource Development, Brian spearheads the creation of resources for Ready, Willing and Able and The Inclusive Workplace. He enjoys collaborating and engaging in discussions on inclusive employment policies from the local to the international. 

Ready, Willing and Able

Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is a national partnership of Inclusion Canada, Autism Alliance of Canada, and their member organizations. Funded by the Government of Canada, RWA is designed to increase the labour force participation of people who have an intellectual disability or are on the autism spectrum. Located in over 30 communities across every province and territory, RWA has (since 2014) engaged with over 20,000 employers and facilitated the employment of over 4500 job seekers with an intellectual disability or autism. 

This webinar is tailored exclusively for career development professionals seeking to sharpen their skills and stay at the forefront of industry knowledge.

Secure your spot now and join us for an insightful session that will empower you to guide your clients with confidence!