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Monday, January 25 • 15:00 - 15:15
(On-demand session released) Opening the Path for Indigenous People with Disabilities – 45 minutes

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We will first present a summary of interview data collected from over 20 First Nations communities across Quebec, regarding the intersection of barriers to inclusion faced by people with disabilities (FNPWD). Second, we will share the training tools created for supporting professionals in employment and education, to promote an Indigenized perspective on social and professional inclusion.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize the emerging understandings of Indigenous experiences of disability
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to finding employment for FNPWD
  • Develop strategies empowering FNPWD in accessing employment and inclusion

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Shannahn McInnis

Senior Researcher and Disability Specialist, CRISPESH: Research Center for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Shannahn McInnis is an applied researcher. Current projects include building accessible, dynamic tools to promote self determination, advocacy and disability knowledge, while increasing understanding of the realities and resilience of Indigenous people with disabilities.
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Rose-Anne Gosselin

Training Co-ordinator, First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec
Rose-Anne Gosselin has been involved in training and pre-employment initiatives for Indigenous persons encountering barriers to labour market integration, including an awareness strategy and training tools to promote employment for persons living with a disability.


Monday January 25, 2021 15:00 - 15:15 EST