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Talent, Passion, Participation Emplyment Conference

May 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

- Free - $40

Building Confidence, Sharing Experiences, Promoting Respect

This one-day conference will bring employees, employers and service providers together to:

  • make meaningful connections
  • access available resources
  • explore the concept of universal design
  • share experiences and successes
  • promote the benefits and opportunities of hiring diversely

Keynote Speakers

Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher is an Independent MLA in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and a former Member of Parliament. He was the first quadriplegic to serve in the House of Commons as well as Cabinet. He became a quadriplegic in a vehicle accident that saw him hitting a moose in northern Manitoba and was told he would have to spend the rest of his life in an institution. Years later, he joked “I don’t think the doctors ever thought the institution would be Parliament.” Read more…

Mark Wafer

Former Tim Hortons franchises, disability rights advocate and international speaker Mark Wafer achieved business success as an inclusive employer at Tim Hortons. When Wafer hired Clint Sparling, a young man with Down Syndrome to work at his busy Ontario cafe he didn’t know the decision would transform his business and inspire a two decade crusade for inclusive employment. Read more…


8-9 Registration & Coffee
9-9:30 Welcome
9:30-10 Keynote Steven Fletcher
10:15-11 Workshop A
11:15-12 Lunch
12-12:50 Panel
1-1:30 Keynote Mark Wafer
1:45-2:30 Workshop B
2:45-3:30 Workshop C
3:30-closing Trade Show
4-5 Mix & Mingle


Talent, Passion, Participation Employment Conference is $40 for the public and FREE for current Selkirk College students. Funds raised through ticket sales will go toward developing a student award benefiting Selkirk College students.

Find information on registration at http://www.selkirk.ca/talent-passion-participation


May 28, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free - $40
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Selkirk College – Castlegar Campus
301 Frank Beinder Way
Castlegar, BC Canada
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