Ontario Disability Employment Network overview May, 2012


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Ontario Disability Employment Network overview May, 2012

  1. 1. May, 2012
  2. 2. Who We Are• A professional body of employment service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.
  3. 3. Who We Are• Over 70 members and growing• Cross disability• From across the province
  4. 4. Who We Are• Grass Roots• Employment Service Agencies – Managers and supervisors – Job Developers and Coaches
  5. 5. What We Do• Government Relations• Employer Engagement• Professional Development• Professional Recognition
  6. 6. How Do We Operate• Executive Director – One day per week• A Working Board – Everyone plays an active role• Member Involvement• No Government Funding
  7. 7. What have we done for you lately?
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Government Relations• Ministry of Finance – Getting on their radar • Pre-budget consultations • Drummond report – Press Release
  16. 16. We Need You!
  17. 17. • 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
  18. 18. We Need:• Your input and support• Your time and talents• Your membership
  19. 19. Website: www.odenetwork.com Executive Director: Joe Dale Jdale.odenetwork@gmail.com Co-Chairs:  Bob Vansicklebvansickle@communitylivingsarnia.org Debbi Souciedsoucie@simcoecommunityservices.ca