Equality and Justice
For People With Disabilities

Advanced Seminar Series 


Reach's Advanced Seminar series seeks to educate employers, management, and staff on the issues surrounding disability in the workplace. Work is one of the most fundamental aspects of a person’s life. It provides an individual not only with financial support, but also with a contributory role in society and a sense of identity and self-worth. As such, the conditions in which a person works can significantly affect their psychological, emotional and physical well-being. An informed workplace can foster a safe and healthy work environment in which a person’s dignity, self-respect, and skills can flourish.

Research tell us that Canadian citizens with disabilities are more likely to face barriers in their workplace and to be prevented from full and valued participation in the workforce. In recognition of this, Reach seeks to provide guidance to workplaces on the various roles and responsibilities in accommodating persons with disabilities, as well as other important disability-related topics. Reach's custom Advanced Seminars can be tailored to individual workplace needs and issues. Our expert facilitators include lawyers, psychologists, medical health practitioners, educators and members of consumer/disability organizations.

Examples of Advanced Seminar Topics:

Harassment in the Workplace

Promoting Mental and Physical Wellness in the Workplace

Understanding & Accommodating Environmental Sensitivities

When Accommodation Fails; Terminating an Employee with a Disability

Long Term Disability

Invisible Disabilities (e.g. chronic pain, anxiety, depression and mood disorders)

Learning Disabilities

Stigma Surrounding Disability in the Workplace by Management and Colleagues

Job Performance vs. Duty to Accommodate Disability Management, including Return to Work

Duty to Accommodate – General and Specific

Working with Insurance Companies, as Managers and Employees

Economic and Social Impacts of Acquired Illness and Disability

Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace

Parenting Children with Disabilities

Family Status (LGBTQ, family leave, caring for children and/or elderly parents)

Privacy Legislation and its Application to Private / Public Sector Employees

Technological Advancement in Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Each workshop can be delivered by a sole speaker or a panel of up to three speakers and will last between 60-90 minutes, inclusive of a question and answer session. The duration and content of the advanced seminar can be adjusted according to your preference.

For further information please contact Raija Pulkkinen at 613-236-6636 or rpulkkinen@reach.ca