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Disability Justice and Inclusion: CODE Workshop

Thursday, October 19, 2023
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Disability Justice and Inclusion: CODE Workshop
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hosted on Zoom

Keynote Speaker: Lori Hurtig, Program/Training Coordinator at Reaching E-Quality Services (REES)

This presentation is a focus on disability and how to accommodate people with disabilities or health conditions into the workplace respectfully. There is no easy “tool kit” to becoming an inclusive work environment – but the key factor begins with respect and continues with a strong desire on the part of the employer and the part of the employee to make it work. Sometimes this may require regularly assessing to determine if modifications are required. This presentation focuses on the larger and smaller aspects of creating that working environment that is welcoming of everyone who is qualified. Inclusivity includes language, it includes physical space, it includes technology, furnishings, communication, work structures, work culture, work hours, and much more.   

Key points you will learn:

  1. What barriers still exist that prevent full inclusion
  2. How has society evolved to promote a more inclusive environment
  3. What is important when developing an accommodation plan
  4. Why is language so important


Free for CODE Coalition Members*
Free for Food and Beverage Members and Partners*
Discounted Chamber Member Rate: $25 +GST
Regular Rate: $50 +GST 

*Discount codes have been sent to your organization leads. If you are a CODE Coalition Member or a Food and Beverage member requesting the discount code, please email [email protected] 

To learn more about the benefits of a Chamber membership, including discounted ticket rates click here.


Accessibility: We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require accommodation please let us know when purchasing tickets.

Refund Policy: Refunds will only be issued with a minimum of 72 hours of notice before the event. Should you require a change of your ticket after that time, we kindly ask that you find a replacement for your ticket. If you have further questions, please direct them to [email protected]


Lori Hurtig has been with Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) since December of 2005, and has held many roles including Employment Counsellor, Marketing Counsellor, Program Manager, Acting Executive Director, Manager of Community Relations, and Program Coordinator. Her background includes adult education, employment counselling – always with a focus on employment.  Lori’s work with REES has focused on promoting the full inclusion of people with disabilities, with a focus on employment.     

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