Professional Development• Champions for Change• Job Developer’s Roadmap• Active and interactive website with lots of resources and ways to get involved www.odenetwork.com
Employer Engagement• Champion’s League – The Honourable David C. Onley – Mark Wafer et. al. Rotary at Work – Mayor Mike Bradley Mayor’s Challenge – Joe Hoffer Legal Leaders for Diversity Police Services Property Mgr’s Assoc
Employer Engagement• Champion’s League – Ontario Disability Employer’s Association – Nominations to National Employer’s Panel on Disability and Employment – Employer Panel reporting to SAR Commission – Upcoming meeting with John Milloy, Minister of Community & Social Services
Government Relations• Creating a Provincial Voice – Ministry of Community & Social Services • ODSP • Developmental Services Branch – Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities – Social Assistance Review Commission – Ministry of Finance
Government Relations• Community & Social Services – ODSP • Meetings with ODSP Director, Patti Redmond • Contacted Monday by P Redmond re follow up meeting – Developmental Services Branch • Meeting with ADM, David Carter-Whitney May 3rd re: SE Guidelines & Passports
Government Relations• Training Colleges & Universities – Employment Ontario • Employment Ontario Task Force • Several briefings and presentations to ADM and senior policy leads • Meeting with Acting ADM, Barb Simmons today
Government Relations• Social Assistance Review • Community Consultations • Written submission • Personal presentation to Commission • Employer panel presentation to Commission • 32 Page brief with 37 recommendations for improvement • Teleconference follow up meetings with Commission staff
Government Relations• Ministry of Finance – Getting on their radar • Pre-budget consultations • Drummond report – Press Release
• Help us create a strong, unified, provincial voice• A voice that government must acknowledge and listen to• A voice that will ensure people who have a disability will have access to the services and supports they need to help them access the labour market
We Need:• Your input and support• Your time and talents• Your membership
Website: www.odenetwork.com Executive Director: Joe Dale Jdale.email@example.com Co-Chairs: Bob Vansicklebvansickle@communitylivingsarnia.org Debbi Souciedsoucie@simcoecommunityservices.ca
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