Register: Embracing Disability Inclusion in Tourism Workplaces

Belong: Embracing Disability Inclusion in Tourism Workplaces

Join Tourism HR Canada for a free, in-person employer event, taking place February 29 at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre.

The event features a keynote address from Canada's Chief Accessibility Officer, Stephanie Cadieux, and a panel discussion with leaders in inclusive practices in tourism. A workshop session will help participants explore the significant benefits of hiring, retaining, and promoting persons with disabilities, as well as support them in creating and strengthening an inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, leading (IDEAL) tourism workplace.

You’ll take away actionable strategies to weave into your talent attraction and retention efforts, and make valuable industry connections.

This event is free of charge, thanks to generous funding from the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

Please register by filling in the form below the event details.

Event Details


Ottawa Conference and Events Centre
200 Coventry Rd
Ottawa, ON  K1K 4S3

For directions and for information on accessing the venue by public transit, please click here to visit the venue's website. Free parking is available on site.


12:00 to 13:00 - Registration, lunch, networking

13:00 to 13:15 - Opening remarks by Philip Mondor, President and CEO, Tourism HR Canada

13:15 to 13:45 - Keynote speech by Stephanie Cadieux, Chief Accessibility Officer of Canada, followed by Q&A (this will be a live, interactive virtual presentation)

13:45 to 14:45 - Panel discussion
Moderator: Jasmine Qi, Director, Workforce Inclusion, Tourism HR Canada
- Kurby Court, President & CEO, Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
- Christine Paxton, Human Resources Manager, Laurysen Kitchens Ltd
- Andre Pereira, Director of Marketing and Communications, Giant Steps
- Anne Marie Johns, GM of Fairmont Tremblant

14:45 to 15:00 - Coffee break

15:00 to 16:00 - Roundtable activities: IDEAL Workplaces

Registration Details

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