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Government of Ontario Recognizes Disability Employment Awareness Month

8:38 pm in Articles, Champions League, Education, Employer Resources, Events, Government Issues, Library, ODEN News

On October 4, 2016 The Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility, recognized Disability Employment Awareness Month in Ontario in her statement to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) applauds Minister MacCharles and the Government of Ontario for their commitment to inclusive employment. From left to right: Joe Dale, Executive Director, […]

ODEN Excited to Announce Addition of Lisa Bondy to the Team

3:45 pm in Articles, Library, ODEN News, Uncategorized

We are thrilled to announce Lisa Bondy has joined the Ontario Disability Employment Network and its Centre for Excellence team as our Communications Strategist. Lisa has won awards on behalf of her clients in both the nonprofit and business sectors, and she brings her in-depth knowledge and unique skill set to ODEN as a consultant […]

ODEN Centre for Excellence Welcomes Bob Vansickle to the Team

2:44 pm in Library, ODEN News, Uncategorized

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is excited to announce the newest member of the Centre for Excellence team – Bob Vansickle.  Thanks to Community Living Sarnia, the Centre has seconded Bob for the duration of the EMF pilot, until March, 2017. Bob will join the team taking on the role of Training Coordinator. Bob has […]

2016 – 2017 Membership Now Available!

5:07 pm in Library, ODEN News

Don’t forget . . . join or renew your membership with the Ontario Disability Employment Network today! WHY BE A MEMBER? Member-driven organization comprised of a diverse range of employment service providers that support all disability groups. Knowing your voice counts Network, information and resource sharing Gain specialized access to resources on odenetwork.com We engage the […]

Mayor Bradley’s Provincial Challenge, will it be answered?

2:17 pm in Articles, Champions League, Events, Library, Mayor's Challenge

Over the past month the Toronto Star has posted a series of articles related to the subject of closing sheltered workshops for persons with a disability in Ontario. The subject has seen its share of media attention moving from newspaper articles, to social media, to the busy streets of downtown Parry Sound. The message has […]

Photos: Minister’s Public Launch at Vos Independent Grocers in Port Perry

10:25 pm in Library, ODEN News

          Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, with the Vos Independent Grocers staff (above)             Dr. Helena Jaczek speaking at event (above)             Dr. Helena Jaczek with Port Perry Mayor Tom Rowett (above)           […]

Announcement: Centre for Excellence in Employment Services for People with a Disability

2:20 pm in Employer Resources, Job Developer Resources, Library, ODEN News

The Ontario Disability Employment Network is thrilled to announce the creation and formal launch of the brand new Centre for Excellence in Employment Services for People with a Disability. This initiative will bring additional resources and help us strengthen our efforts in our employer engagement initiatives and work towards building and enhancing the capacity of […]

Globe and Mail – “How workers with disabilities give companies an edge”

4:46 pm in Articles, Employer Resources, Job Developer Resources, Library, Life Stories

An interesting article from the Globe and Mail outlining some success stories, and why companies will benefit from rethinking their hiring and H/R strategies:  “Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge”

Rethinking Disabilities 2015 – Recap

8:23 pm in Library, ODEN News

Thank you to everyone in attendance for helping us make our Rethinking Disabilities 2015 conference a huge success! Let’s stay connected – you can follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or share any questions or comments you might have on LinkedIn. Click here to see a recap of the day, and what others […]

(Video) The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Champions for the Disabled

9:34 pm in Education, Employer Resources, Government Issues, Job Developer Resources, Library

(From tvo.org) “The Agenda with Steve Paikin is TVO’s flagship current affairs program offering in-depth analysis and intelligent debate on issues of concern in the rapidly changing world around us. In one of the rare moments of perfect harmony at Queen’s Park, all three parties voted in favour of making Ontario barrier-free by 2025. However, […]

(Video) Disability and Employment: The Business Case

3:12 pm in Employer Resources, Job Developer Resources, Library

More videos like this available at inclusivefilms.org

Caroline Rudolph for the Ontario Disability Employment Network

2:26 pm in Library, ODEN News

Interested in learning how the Ontario Disability Employment Network can help your agency? Hear firsthand from Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s Caroline Rudolph. (Video posted by Bob Vansickle on Vimeo).

Jen Bosworth for the Ontario Disability Employment Network

7:10 pm in Library, ODEN News

Interested in learning how the Ontario Disability Employment Network can help your agency? Hear firsthand from Live, Work, Play’s Jen Bosworth. (Video posted by Bob Vansickle on Vimeo).

NDP rejects budget

5:46 pm in Government Issues, Library

Ontario heading for election next month as NDP rejects budget   We just got word.  A June election is a certainty after NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said her party could not support the budget tabled by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s minority. The Network will continue to act as a resource for government ministries and branches as […]

Ontario Budget 2014

2:34 pm in Government Issues, Library

Budget – 2014   While yesterday’s Ontario budget didn’t contain much for the disability sector we didn’t already know, there are a few areas that confirmed recent conversations, announcements and speculation. First with respect to the equalization between ODSP and Ontario Works income supports the budget announced a 1% increase to both ODSP and OW, […]

$810M Pre-Budget Announcement

4:58 pm in Government Issues, Library, ODEN News

ODEN Executive Director, Joe Dale, and ODEN Employer Champion League member, Mark Wafer, were invited to a pre-budget event in Hamilton this morning where MCSS Minister McMeekin just announced $810 million in funding over the next three years. If approved, this will be the largest spending bump in history for the Developmental Services sector.  Five […]

Summer Company

8:42 pm in Job Seeker Resources, Library

Do you imagine running your own business, but lack the knowledge base and initial start up funding to launch it yourself? Your entrepreneurial vision can become a reality if you’re a student between the ages of 15 and 29 years through the Government of Ontario’s Summer Company program. Summer Company provides you with hands-on coaching, […]

CBC’s The National: Return on Disability

6:03 pm in Employer Resources, Job Developer Resources, Library

Update! Feb. 26, 2014

9:07 pm in Library, ODEN News

The Network has just wrapped up a round of employer engagement events, sponsored by Service Canada, here’s a short summary of the results: Employer Engagement Sessions – Highlights • 9 immediate hires • 35 firm job leads being followed up by local service agencies • 499 employers now better educated about the opportunity to include […]

Update! The Last 3 Weeks for ODEN

6:33 pm in Library, ODEN News

It’s almost been too busy to keep up so ‘This Week with The Network’ is going to span a few weeks. Week of January 20th The week kicked off with ODEN Employer Champ Mark Wafer and Joe Dale doing a ‘Rotary at Work’ presentation in St. Catharines at noon on Monday and then a quick […]

Three Documents of Interest

1:25 am in Articles, Job Developer Resources, Library, Report/Study

Three reports from issuelab.org Job Developer Types, Placement Practices and Outcomes Technical Report (2012) by John J. Heldrich Working with Employers: Skills and Strategies for Job Development Success – Facilitator Guide (2008) by Kim Berman and Sheila Maguire Failing to Deliver: One Stop Employment Centers (2005) by Meghan Foster, Samir Goswami and Wayne Richard

Metcalfe Foundation Report: The “Welfareization” of Disability Incomes in Ontario

8:24 pm in Articles, Government Issues, Library, Report/Study

Metcalfe Foundation Report: The “Welfareization” of Disability Incomes in Ontario Click here to access the document A couple of excerpts from the document: On page 22: The increase of ODSP expenditures is a complex issue. Of the many intricate factors causing the spike in ODSP, I believe the most significant one is the current labour […]

Photos From “Employment First: Is It Right For Ontario?”

6:01 pm in Galleries, Library, ODEN News

   

Press Release – Dec. 4, 2013

10:27 pm in Articles, Library, ODEN News

Ontario Disability Employment Networks Launches New Website in Conjunction with Employment First Conference December 4, 2013 Toronto, ON: The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) hosted Employment First: Is It Right For Ontario? on December 4, 2013. ODEN is a non-profit organization of employment service providers advocating for policy changes that increase opportunities for people who […]

Welcome To The New ODENetwork.com

12:30 am in Library, ODEN News, Online Accessibility

Welcome to the new and improved Ontario Disability Employment Network website. We hope you like it. Please bear with us over the next few weeks as we work out all the kinks. This site is a critical tool for us to share our message, and in turn, a critical tool to increasing employment opportunities for […]