Canadian Association for Supported Employment

Training and Events

Empowering Supported Employment Professionals

The field of supported employment continues to evolve with new research and emerging practices. CASE offers a range of learning opportunities to empower service providers and help them stay current with the best practices in supported employment. Our social and collaborative learning model focuses on:

  • maximizing the strengths and experience of each learner,
  • sharing resources, and
  • providing opportunities for learners to work together to explore common challenges and solutions.

Whether you’re new to supported employment or an expert, there are several learning and networking opportunities for you at CASE.

CASE offers both facilitated certificate programs and asynchronous courses. Certificate programs are instructor-led training programs while courses are free self-directed learning offerings. Both of these are delivered online to create a nationwide learning network. After completing a certificate program or course with CASE, you will receive verifiable micro-credentials that demonstrate your commitment to professional development.

Graduates of CASE Certificate Programs are eligible to participate in our Community of Practice. CASE provides a platform for this community to continue networking, sharing resources, and finding solutions together.

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Certificate Programs

These are fully facilitated, 5-8-week-long learning programs where you have the opportunity to work with experienced instructors. Certificate programs offer learning modules with informative research and resources, webinars, discussion boards, and assignments to foster active learning and collaboration.

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Courses

These are free, online learning opportunities. You can self-register and complete any of our courses at your convenience, usually within a few hours. You will have access to carefully curated learning content and downloadable resources for future reference.

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Events

CASE offers webinars and workshops that are held online or in person. Please explore our events calendar to learn more.

Accessibility Statement

CASE is committed to offering a welcoming learning environment. In this light, diversity, equity, and inclusion, are central to all we do.

We consistently strive to eliminate barriers to participation and collaborate with learners to offer accommodations that best suit their needs. We view our commitment to inclusion as an ongoing, iterative process informed by best practices, emerging innovations, and the learners we serve.

Our commitment involves:

1. Designing courses based on the principles of universal design learning (UDL).

We strive to offer multiple means of engagement by clearly outlining course expectations and learning objectives; making learning relevant by connecting to real work situations; providing ongoing feedback from instructors; creating opportunities for collaboration; and offering checklists, rating scales, or rubrics with complex assignments.

We strive to offer multiple means of representation through the use of video and audio files; the provision of American Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning on all primary videos; the use of images, icons, symbols and diagrams to facilitate connections; and the provision of accessible PDFs or alternative formats.

We strive to offer multiple means of action and expression by chunking assignments; offering opportunities for reflection; offering choice in assessment; and providing learning aids such as project planning templates.

2. Working collaboratively with the learner to determine the best accommodation and/or learning plan.

The learner is the expert about their disability. We recognize that adult learners who experience disability have learned how to successfully navigate many environments and have acquired important information about how they can best participate in, and contribute to, a collaborative learning environment. A discussion around needs, accessibility features, and accommodations can be arranged prior to starting a course, or at any point during your involvement with our courses, by reaching out to: [email protected].

3. Ongoing evaluation and continuous quality improvement.

We are committed to learning how to do it better! All of our learners are pivotal partners in this journey. Your success and your feedback about your learning experience help shape our future offerings.

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