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The Inclusive Employer: The Business Case

  • The Westin Nova Scotian 1181 Hollis Street Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6 Canada (map)

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In honour of National AccessAbility Week 2019 (NAAW) reachability, in partnership with The Westin Nova Scotian, the NS Accessibility Directorate and the Halifax Partnership, is thrilled to present this unique opportunity to discover the benefits, importance and ease of inclusion from business professional and industry leader in accessibility, Mark Wafer.

During his 25 years as a business owner, Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions.

As a disability rights activist and policy change instigator, Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion in our workforce. He is passionate about sharing his expertise and spreading the significance of a comprehensive and diverse labour market.

Mark is a member of the Federal governments panel on labour market initiatives for Canadians with disabilities, helped create Canada's national strategy on disability employment, and co-founded Canadian Business SenseAbility.

Mark is a recipient of Canada's Meritorious Service Cross, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship and was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2014. He recognizes and celebrates businesses that have made significant contributions to increase labour market participation and outcomes in the disability community with the annual Mark Wafer Award for Business Excellence.

Seating is limited to a max capacity; registration required

Light hors d’oeuvres, coffee, tea & juice provided

ASL & CART provided

***If you require any accommodation, or have any food allergies/dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can try and meet your needs!

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