Date/Time: Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
Presenters: Annette Borrows, Chad Bouchard & Julya Hutton
Join us for a multi-faceted webinar that will highlight the “Nine Guiding Principles” in Supported Employment that lead to excellence and serve as a benchmark for all stakeholders that are engaged in Supported Employment. In 2013 CASE (Canadian Association for Supported Employment) entered into a nation-wide public engagement to develop the first Canada-wide guideline for Best Practices in Supported Employment. This session will share the best practices through lived experiences from the perspective of a job seeker and employment specialist.
Annette Borrows has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for the past seventeen years. Her experience ranges from being a home share provider and an employment specialist for people that have persistent mental health issues, those with mobility issues and more recently has focused on transition of community inclusion to employment with agencies funded through CLBC.
Annette has also written and facilitates the Supported Employment Specialist series at Douglas College and Okanagan University College. She has spearheaded and written content for Canada’s National Supported Employment Best Practices found at www.employmentforall.ca.
Annette works as an Employment Strategy Manager for Langley Association for Community Living, Delta Community Living Society and as a Community Employment Developer for Community Futures of the South Fraser.
Chad Bouchard is the Self-Determination and Employment Coordinator with C.B.I. Consultants Ltd. Chad graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Psychology and Economics. He has been working with individuals with disabilities and their families for over nine years in various capacities with a focus on employment in the last six years. He has been instrumental in co-authoring a Self Determination curriculum which is currently being used in school districts and community organizations throughout British Columbia, Ontario and the Yukon.
In his current role, Chad is responsible for all aspects of one of the most successful customized employment programs in British Columbia.
Hello everyone my name is Julya Hutton, I am 24 years of age, and have lived in Homeshare for a year. I have four jobs, one of which is done by contract. They are all awesome jobs and I love every single one. The first job is at Cloverdale Garden Centre. I sweep and dust the place, move tables and price inventory. For the second one, I work at a tea shop called Applewood Country Gifts. There I do bussing, folding napkins and boxes, and dishwashing. Last but not least, I work at Milieu Family Services. There I am a Self-Advocate for people with disabilities. At that job I help advocates become self-advocates by teaching them new skills. Also, I love to write, read, shop and explore my community and neighborhood.