25th Annual National Conference
The National Supported Employment Conference is a unique forum to network, develop skills, and share creative ideas and best practices with delegates from across Canada. This year's first ever VIRTUAL conference will take place from September 29 - October 1, 2020.
The National Supported Employment Conference is the largest Canadian event focusing on supported employment. It is a unique forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to supported employment (from both human resources and employment support points of view), to examine current trends, to learn about specific disabilities and available accommodation methods, and to share creative ideas and best practices.
This year's conference, Putting Employment First, marks the 25th National Supported Employment Conference presented by the Canadian Association for Supported Employment.
Delegates typically come from the following groups, interested in or invested in the field of supported employment:
Employment Counsellors and Case Managers, from the public, private and non-profit sectors;
Employers with a provincial or national presence wishing to learn more about supported employment and the return they can expect from it;
Managers and representatives from various organizations, from the public, private and non-profit sectors;
Business associations and sector council representatives;
Human Resource Professionals, Guidance Counsellors, and more widely all Career Development Professionals or students in the field;
Labour unions representatives;
Managers and representatives in the education and training fields;
Managers and representatives from government or public service providers — federal, provincial and municipal.
Of the 400 expected delegates coming from all over Canada, we estimate that 25% will be from the business sector and 75% will consist of the supported employment-related fields.