Independent Living Across Canada Day

In conjunction with National AccessAbility Week and Independent Living Across Canada Day (ILACD), we've partnered with Empower, the Disability Resource Centre to virtually celebrate on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Please see below our full line-up of events and join us either by Zoom or Facebook (registration not required) as we recognize the barriers that have been removed so persons with disabilities can live independently and the work that continues to be accomplished for Independent Living.  

Independent Living Across Canada Day 

Webinar Series

Join us on Wednesday, June 3, as we virtually celebrate Independent Living Across Canada Day. All events are taking place on Zoom and Facebook Live. If you need disability-related accommodations, please contact Kaitlyn at

ILACD Skills Showcase

Nova Scotia: 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

NFLD: 10:30 – 11:30 A.m.

We’re opening Independent Living Across Canada Day with a Skills Showcase that you don’t want to miss!

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Webinar #1: Disclosing Your Disability & Employment

Nova Scotia: 1:00 – 1:30 P.M.

NFLD: 1:30 – 2:00 P.M.

Join Stephen Quinn from Empower, the Disability Resource Centre where he will talk about strategies and rights for job seekers and employees with disabilities.

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Webinar #2: Disability as Diversity

Nova Scotia: 2:00 – 2:30 P.M.

NFLD: 2:30 – 3:00 P.M.

Sean McEwen owner of Real Eyes Capacity Consultants and speaking as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant from Hire for Talent will discuss the role service providers can play in helping employers develop a sustainable workforce.

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Webinar #3: How the Human Rights & OHS Acts ensure an inclusive & safe workplace

Nova Scotia: 3:00 – 3:30 P.M.

NFLD: 3:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Join Andrea MacNevin owner of MacNevin Law & Mediation, as she talks about employer’s and employee’s rights and obligations in accommodating disability in the workplace, and how Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health & Safety legislation help employees get back to work safely.

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Webinar #4: Supported Employment – A story of Disability to (Dis)Ability

Nova Scotia: 4:00 – 4:30 P.M.

NFLD: 4:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Join Hannah Helfer from TeamWork Cooperative as she tells Tyler White’s story and how he found his way to his first dream job through supported employment. 

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Delivered in partnership between Independent Living Nova Scotia and Empower, the Disability Resource Centre.

Supporting persons with disabilities live independently in the community

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