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'Bridges' Annual General Meeting 2012


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'Bridges' Annual General Meeting 2012

  1. 1. Mission StatementThis provincial committee undertakes the following mission: Bridges AssociationTo facilitate the transition from school-to-work for students withspecial needs through advocacy efforts. AGM FridayTo network, share expertise, information and resources with eachindividual member. June 1, 2012To promote, advocate and educate both the community andeducators regarding employment issues concerning those withdisabilities.To share models of both existing and proposed workingrelationships between the three key players:  Employers Marydale Park  Community agencies/resources  Educators 5999 Chippewa, Hamilton, ON Hamilton Ontario,To become familiar with funding resources and advocate for L0R 1W0adequate funding to enhance employability. Ontario’s First Barrier-Free Park CHECK OUT THE VIDEO - Location/Google Map -,+Hamilton, +ON&hl=en&ll=43.120031,-79.869232&spn=0.258618,1.231842&hnear=5999+Chippewa+Rd+E, +Hamilton,+Hamilton+Division,+Ontario+L0R+1W0,+Canada&t=m&z=10
  2. 2. Partnerships with GUEST SPEAKERS families, schools, community associations and Rotary Mentorship Program businesses Jane Enright - Creating professional networks and can help build a brighter future. business connections for and among persons with disabilities to increase job opportunities and support job creation Success Stories AGENDA Dan Jamieson & Natalie Tanner - Celebrate their achievements as they discuss their challenges and ultimate 9:30-10:00 Arrival & successes. Registration Walgreen Hiring Practice - Video 10:00-1:00 * Business Randy Lewis - Executive Vice President Supply Chain Meeting and Logistics - gives a keynote address of how Walgreen hired * Guest Speakers individuals with disabilities as a third of their work force in their * Sharing Agency distribution centres and the positive surprises they encountered Information Marydale Park 1:00-2:30 Lunch / Networking Karen Hartnett – Overview and possible tour Please bring a colleague from your own community to this meeting. As well, those of you working with Community Living, please invite representatives from your local School Boards and vise versa. Inform and invite parents with questions and concerns.
  3. 3. Registration Form Registration FormRegistration Deadline: May 25, 2012 Registration Deadline: May 25, 2012Name: ___________________________ Name: ___________________________Organization: ___________________________ Organization: ___________________________Address: ___________________________ Address: ___________________________City: ___________________________ City: ___________________________Postal Code: ___________________________ Postal Code: ___________________________Telephone: Telephone:Business: ___________________________ Business: ___________________________Email Address: ___________________________ Email Address: ___________________________Registration Costs: Registration Costs:$30.00 (Morning Refreshments, Program, Lunch & $30.00 (Morning Refreshments, Program, Lunch &Bridges Membership 2012/13) Bridges Membership 2012/13)Send this form & cheque payable to: BRIDGES ASSOCIATION Send this form & cheque payable to: BRIDGES ASSOCIATIONor email Jeff at or email Jeff at jMcClennan@clgw.caJeff McClennan Jeff McClennanCommunity Living Guelph Wellington Community Living Guelph Wellington8 Royal Road - Guelph, ON 8 Royal Road - Guelph, ONN1H 1G3 (519) 824-7147 ext. 258 N1H 1G3 (519) 824-7147 ext. 258Please submit any “Special Dietary” requests with your registration Please submit any “Special Dietary” requests with your registration