Conference 2010

Guest Speakers

Stephen Fletcher
The Honourable Steven John Fletcher

Minister of State (Democratic Reform)

Jennifer Howard
The Honourable Jennifer Howard

Minister of Labour and Immigration

Keynote Speakers

Jason Dunkerley
Jason Dunkerley

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to announce our 2010 national conference, “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow.” It will take place at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel from November 12-14, 2010. The conference will focus on solutions to drive change.

This year’s event will be an exciting opportunity for students, consumer advocates, service providers, employers and all others interested in exploring key issues of equal access to post-secondary education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. We welcome delegates from across Canada and around the world. The 2010 conference is being organized by a Conference Planning Committee, comprised of NEADS board members.

NEADS wishes to acknowledge BMO Capital Markets' Equity Through Education Program's support of the Job Search Strategies workshop, which is one in a series of forums being held across the country from 2005 – 2011.

The Association gratefully acknowledges grant funding support from the Government of Canada.

Premier Greg Selinger

Message from the Premier

It is my pleasure to welcome everyone attending the 2010 National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) conference.

The Government of Manitoba promotes policies and programs designed to assist persons with disabilities in reaching their full potential. “Learning Today – Leading Tomorrow” will be a valuable forum for discussion and dialogue to explore the challenges, opportunities, and key issues of post-secondary education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. Together we can work toward a barrier-free society, open and accessible to all.

I warmly welcome all delegates from across Canada and the world to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Thanks to NEADS and the Conference Planning Committee for your hard work and dedication in organizing this significant event. I hope that your stay in our province will be an enjoyable one.

On behalf of the Province of Manitoba, please accept my warmest wishes for a productive and inspiring conference.

Greg Selinger Signature
Greg Selinger
Premier of Manitoba

Mayor Sam Katz

Message from Mayor Sam Katz

On behalf of the City of Winnipeg, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my warmest greetings to all attending the “Learning Today- Leading Tomorrow” biennial national conference being hosted by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students.

“Learning Today- Leading Tomorrow” promises to be educational as it provides information for individuals and organizations supporting youth and families in achieving access to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. Bringing together participants from across Canada, this conference will provide a superb opportunity for conversation, collaboration, and innovation.

I hope that our visitors will experience the warm hospitality that Winnipeg offers and take the time to explore some of our City’s many attractions. Winnipeg is a vibrant city that offers a variety of restaurants and entertainment, exciting shopping destinations, and a host of cultural and sporting activities. We truly have something for everyone.

On behalf of my esteemed City Council colleagues and all the citizens of Winnipeg, welcome to our great city. I would like to wish you all the best for an enjoyable event.

Warm regards,

Sam Katz Signature
Sam Katz
Mayor of Winnipeg