Conference 2019

Conference 2019 / Congrès 2019.

The 24th National Supported Employment Conference

June 11-13, 2019 in Montréal, Quebec

A bilingual conference for all professionals interested or invested in the field of work and disabilities.

About the conference

The National Supported Employment Conference is the largest Canadian event focusing on supported employment. The conference is a unique forum to exchange about the challenges and opportunities related to supported employment (from both human resources and employment support points of view), to examine current trends, to learn about specific disabilities and available accommodation methods, as well as to share creative ideas and best practices.

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A Changing Society: Seizing Opportunities, Enhancing Possibilities” is the title of the 24th conference presented by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE). The 2019 edition will be organized jointly with local host SPHERE (Support for People with a Handicap Exploring the Road to Employment). The conference will take place in the very lively city of Montreal  ̶  the first time it’s held in Quebec and fully bilingual, from June 11th-13th.

What is supported employment?

Supported employment is a person-centered approach to assisting individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain integrated competitive paid employment. It works by the job seeker receiving individualized help from a support person to achieve successful employment. The job seeker, support person and employer form a partnership to match the needs of the employer with the skills of the job seeker and to assist in the job seeker’s career enhancement and long-term satisfaction, for both the job seeker and employer.