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Monday, February 1 • 13:45 - 14:15
(On-demand session released) MentorAbility Canada: A National Community of Practice – 45 minutes

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Communities of practice are integrated networks that address common challenges through the collective knowledge and expertise of their membership. The MentorAbility Canada initiative, offered through Canadian Association for Supported Employment, will demonstrate the power of mobilizing a national community of practice to develop promising practices around mentoring and inclusive employment strategies. Join our panel discussion as we share our findings.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate the impact on employer outcomes, e.g. creating inclusive workforces
  • Share promising practices around mentoring, designed through collective input
  • Illustrate the facilitation and development of provincial inclusive employment approaches

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Marussia Paradis

Co-ordinator of MentorAbility Initiative, SPHERE
Marussia Paradis is the Co-ordinator of the MentorAbility Initiative in Quebec and a Project Officer with SPHERE. Marussia offers experience in national partnership development, funds management and responding to the labour needs of employers.
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Joanna Goode

Executive Director, Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Joanna Goode is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE). She offers extensive experience leading organizations that support economic and social inclusion, is a well-seasoned presenter and has worked with communities of practice.
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Belinda Deenik (Moderator)

National Trainer, Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Belinda Deenik (Moderator) is the National Trainer for the MentorAbility Canada Initiative with the Canadian Association for Supported Employment. Belinda has a robust history of developing and delivering training and working with communities of practice.
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Marcus Jamieson

Provincial Co-ordinator - MentorAbility Canada, Team Work Cooperative
Marcus Jamieson is currently the MentorAbility Provincial Co-ordinator in Nova Scotia (TEAM Work Cooperative) for CASE. Marcus has over 20 years of experience supporting adults with various disabilities in developing life and employment plans.
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Renate Burwash

Provincial Co-ordinator - MentorAbility Canada, Gateway Association
Renate Burwash is the Alberta Provincial Co-ordinator for MentorAbility Canada, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Gateway Association and was named one of Edmonton’s top 100 Women in Business by the University of Alberta.


Monday February 1, 2021 13:45 - 14:15 EST