Canadian Association for Supported Employment

[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”2″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”3″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”4″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”5″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”6″ ][cs_content_seo]Conference\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”7″ ][cs_content_seo]2021 Program\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][cs_element_layout_row _id=”8″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”9″ ][cs_element_global_block _id=”10″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”11″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”12″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”13″ ][cs_element_breadcrumbs _id=”14″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”15″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”16″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”17″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”18″ ][cs_content_seo]Program Schedule\n\n(Eastern Time)\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”19″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”20″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”21″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”22″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”23″ ][cs_element_image _id=”24″ ][cs_element_line _id=”25″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”26″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”27″ ][cs_content_seo]Welcome!\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”28″ ][cs_content_seo]08:30 AM – 09:30 AM\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_content_area_off_canvas _id=”29″ ][cs_content_seo]Add any HTML or custom content here.\n\nCaroline Casey – 60 mins MentorAbility Employer Focused\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_line _id=”30″ ][cs_element_content_area_off_canvas _id=”31″ ][cs_content_seo]Add any HTML or custom content here.\n\nCaroline Casey – 60 mins MentorAbility Employer Focused\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][cs_element_layout_row _id=”32″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”33″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”34″ ][cs_content_seo]Welcome!\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_headline _id=”35″ ][cs_content_seo]08:30 AM – 09:30 AM\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_content_area_off_canvas _id=”36″ ][cs_content_seo]Add any HTML or custom content here.\n\nCaroline Casey – 60 mins MentorAbility Employer Focused\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_line _id=”37″ ][cs_element_content_area_off_canvas _id=”38″ ][cs_content_seo]Add any HTML or custom content here.\n\nCaroline Casey – 60 mins MentorAbility Employer Focused\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”39″ ][cs_element_image _id=”40″ ][cs_element_line _id=”41″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”42″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”43″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”44″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”45″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”46″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”47″ ][cs_content_seo]Keynote Speakers\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][cs_element_layout_row _id=”48″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”49″ ][cs_element_layout_grid _id=”50″ ][cs_element_layout_cell _id=”51″ ][cs_element_image _id=”52″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”53″ ][cs_content_seo]Al Etmanski\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”54″ ][cs_content_seo]Disability advocate, community organizer, social entrepreneur & author\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_content_area_modal _id=”55″ ][cs_content_seo]Al Etmanski
Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur, and author. He’s been a parent activist in the disability world since his daughter Liz was born. He led the closure of institutions and segregated schools in British Columbia, and founded Canada’s first Family Support Institute. In 1989 he co-founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN) with his wife Vickie Cammack. While at PLAN he lobbied into existence the world’s first Disability Savings Plan.
Al is a global Ashoka fellow and a member of John McKnight’s Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) network. He has received many awards for his activism including the Order of Canada and the Big Picture award from his peers in the disability movement.\n\nVIEW BIO\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_cell][cs_element_layout_cell _id=”56″ ][cs_element_image _id=”57″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”58″ ][cs_content_seo]Caroline Casey\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”59″ ][cs_content_seo]Award winning social entrepreneur & founder of The Valuable 500\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_content_area_modal _id=”60″ ][cs_content_seo]Caroline Casey
Caroline Casey is an award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of The Valuable 500 – a catalyst for an inclusion revolution that exists to position disability equally on the global business leadership agenda.
Committed to building a global movement on inclusive business for the 1.3 billion people in the world with a disability, over the past two decades she has set up several organisations and initiatives centred on disability business inclusion.
Her latest initiative, The Valuable 500, is a campaign to get 500 businesses to commit to put disability inclusion on their leadership agendas.  Launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Summit in 2019, Casey succeeded in bringing disability inclusion onto the main stage at DAVOS for the first time ever with the support of global business leaders.
The Valuable 500 is supported by a host of global leaders including Sir Richard Branson, and Paul Polman, and global brands including Microsoft and Sky.
Casey is also a TED speaker, Ashoka Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, a past advisor for the Clinton Global Initiative, a One Young World Counsellor and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.\n\nVIEW BIO\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_cell][cs_element_layout_cell _id=”61″ ][cs_element_image _id=”62″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”63″ ][cs_content_seo]Maayan Ziv\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”64″ ][cs_content_seo]Activist, photographer & entrepreneur\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_content_area_modal _id=”65″ ][cs_content_seo]Maayan Ziv
Maayan Ziv is an activist, a photographer and an entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada. From a young age, Maayan challenged norms and worked within her community to increase awareness of disability issues and improve accessibility.
Living with Muscular Dystrophy, Maayan is a passionate and relentless advocate for creating a more accessible world. In 2015, Maayan founded AccessNow, a crowdsourced app to map the accessibility status of locations worldwide. She has since been a regular media commentator in the media on topics such as disability and inclusion. In 2016, Maayan received the City of Toronto Access Award and the David C. Onley Leadership in Accessibility Award in recognition of her innovative solutions and commitment to improving the lives of people of all abilities.
As a photographer, she has worked with celebrities, fashion models and other influential individuals. Focusing on black and white emotive portraiture, editorial fashion, and gritty street scenes, Maayan has been recognized as an influential Canadian talent. A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient, her work has been featured on television, in galleries and magazines. Sitting on a wheelchair gives Maayan a unique perspective that is evident in her work and as a freelance artist, her goal is to bring awareness to disabilities and the arts -something she prides to work at everyday.
Maayan also sits on the boards of the Toronto Arts Council and the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Arts and a Master’s degree in Digital Media at Ryerson University.
\n\nVIEW BIO\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_cell][/cs_element_layout_grid][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”66″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”67″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”68″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”69″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”70″ ][cs_content_seo]MICHAEL MCCREARY\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”71″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”72″ ][cs_content_seo]Gala Entertainment\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”73″ ][cs_content_seo]CASE is thrilled to welcome Michael McCreary as the 26th Annual Supported Employment Conference Gala Host! \n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”74″ ][cs_content_seo]Twenty-four-year-old Michael McCreary is an autistic comedian, author and TEDX speaker who’s been performing stand-up comedy since age 13. In the past 6 years, he has performed stand-up shows and keynote addresses in every province in Canada.
Michael McCreary gives you permission to laugh at the lighter side of Autism Spectrum Disorder with his act: “Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?”\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”75″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”76″ ][cs_content_seo]Come celebrate with us!\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”77″ ][cs_content_seo]Attendance to the Gala and Awards Lunch is included with your registration.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”78″ ][cs_element_button _id=”79″ ][cs_content_seo]Registration Information\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_gap _id=”80″ ][cs_element_text _id=”81″ ][cs_content_seo]During the Gala, we will announce the recipient of the 3 CASE Awards.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_gap _id=”82″ ][cs_element_text _id=”83″ ][cs_content_seo]One comic, 3 AWARDS, ENDLESS FUN!\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][cs_element_section _id=”84″ ][cs_element_layout_row _id=”85″ ][cs_element_layout_column _id=”86″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”87″ ][cs_content_seo]Self-Care Stream\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”88″ ][cs_content_seo]This year we are thrilled to offer a Self-Care Stream amongst our agenda.
We know how hard this year has been and how important self-care is for the soul. This stream gives you the perfect opportunity to take a breath and enjoy some hands-on activities.
We are offering 5 self-care breakout sessions:

\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”89″ ][cs_element_headline _id=”90″ ][cs_content_seo]Take care\n\nSubheadline space\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”91″ ][cs_content_seo]Places are limited. Registration ahead of the conference is required. \n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_button _id=”92″ ][cs_content_seo]Register Here\n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_text _id=”93″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”94″ ][cs_element_text _id=”95″ ][cs_content_seo]Instructions with material will be send ahead of time to all registered. \n\n[/cs_content_seo][cs_element_gap _id=”96″ ][cs_element_text _id=”97″ ][cs_content_seo]BREATHE. RESET. RELAX.\n\n[/cs_content_seo][/cs_element_layout_column][cs_element_layout_column _id=”98″ ][cs_element_gap _id=”99″ ][/cs_element_layout_column][/cs_element_layout_row][/cs_element_section][/cs_content][cs_responsive_text title=”Responsive Text 1″ selector=”.h-responsive” compression=”1.0″ min_size=”24″ max_size=”96″][cs_responsive_text title=”Responsive Text 2″ selector=”.h-responsive-2″ compression=”1.0″ min_size=”35px” max_size=”45px”]