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NEADS' Toronto Job Search Strategies Forum

A Forum for Post-Secondary Students
and Recent Graduates with Disabilities

  • Plan an effective job search
  • Gain insight into disclosing a disability in the workplace
  • Get tips for arranging job accommodations
  • Find a networking style that works for you
  • Learn how to prepare for interviews
  • Discover what employers are looking for

Employers, service providers, and other professionals are welcome.
Registration is Free!
Lunch and refreshments will be served!

Event Registration

Please register by March 7, 2011

Click here to register for FREE online

If you need disability-related accommodations, require sign language interpretation, or have dietary restrictions, please provide details when you register.

NEADS can partially subsidize up-to 3 students or recent grads who live outside Toronto, on a first-come basis, to attend the workshop. Please submit your subsidy application by . Click here for Subsidy Information.


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Reserve an exhibit space

For more information: Telephone 1-877-670-1256 or E-mail:

March 11, 2011
8:30 - 4:30

Grand Ballroom
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
525 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

An interactive day that can make a difference in your employment and educational pursuits!

NEADS - Equity Through Education - BMO Capital Markets

In Partnership with:
 Humber, York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College, Centennial College, George Brown College, University of Toronto


8:00 – 9:00

Registration & Refreshments




9:00 - 9:05

Welcome: Emma Arenson and Jennifer Dillon, NEADS


9:05 - 9:10

Equity Through Education Program Vision


9:10 – 9:15

Overview of the day: Jennifer Dillon, NEADS

9:15 – 9:30

Possibilities of Networking: Exercise with Clicker Technology:
Jennifer Dillon, NEADS

9:30 – 9:45

Keynote Address: The Honourable David C. Onley,
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

9:45 – 10:20

Transitioning From School to Work:
Dr Faisel Saeed, Senior Manager in Enterprise Analytics, BMO Financial Group


10:20 – 10:40

Health Break

10:40 ­ 11:15

Disclosure and Job Accommodation
Trevor Snow and Michelle Pandith, CCRW

11:15 ­ 12:00

Developing Your Professional Network:
Jane Enright, J. Enright Consulting and Associates


12:00 – 1:30






1:30 ­ 2:15

Preparing Good Electronic Job Applications and Preparing for Interviews:
Nirav Patel, Ontario Power Generation


2:15 ­ 3:30

Interactive Session: You will rotate through the following three interactive sessions which will also include time for a health break

Career Path Opportunities: Learn about the variety of career opportunities within large organizations, and opportunities for students and graduates.

Break-out Rooms

Experience and Insights: Learn from the first-hand experience of professionals who have a disability. In this activity small groups will meet with a professional.


Tips and Advice: Seek out tips and advice from a variety of human resources and employment counselling professionals.



3:30 – 3:35

Forum Evaluation

3:35 – 3:40

Draw for door prizes

3:40 – 4:00

Final Tips for Your Job Search: Jennifer Dillon, NEADS

4:00 – 4:30





  • Out of respect for those with sensitivities, please do not wear perfumes or colognes, and do not bring any products containing nuts.



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