Join us. We gather with students, employers and other partners regularly to build relationships, connect recruiters with job seekers, and explore new opportunities for collaboration. These engagement events uncover and share ideas and methods that help everyone take part in creating pathways to employment and career success for students with disabilities.

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PAST EVENTS

The Onley Initiative has been hosting events that engage stakeholders and partners in the community with a focus on improving employment outcomes for students with disabilities.  Check out this video montage of some moments from our recent Accessible Employer Showcases at Carleton University, Algonquin College and University of Ottawa.

 


Career Kickstart! Employment Pathways for College and University Students

An event aimed at “kick-starting” the career students and recent graduates with disabilities from Algonquin, Carleton, La Cité and the University of Ottawa, by learning more about the employment pathways that are available to them. The David C. Onley Initiative hosted an evening designed to help students and graduates explore the many different career paths that could lead to meaningful career opportunities while building their skills and enhancing their professional experiences.

Over a delicious meal, students engaged in round-table discussions to exchange ideas in a safe, confidential and inclusive environment and explore their career and employment needs and access to available campus support services.

Students then heard from Public Service Commission (PSC) representatives with a presentation on navigating the application process for employment with the Federal Government of Canada, and for Public Service graduate recruitment programs like the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). This was followed by presentations from PSC post-secondary recruiters, explaining the many career pathways available for students with disabilities and what students need to be doing now to prepare for upcoming recruitment campaigns.

The evening concluded with a PSC Networking Showcase representing various government departments where students had one-on-one discussions with employers to explore potential opportunities.

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: La Cité Collégiale, 801 Aviation Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1K 4R3 (Google Map)
Who: All University and College Students within the Ottawa region
More details: Eventbrite Invitation

List of Employers Who Attended


Lime Connect Corporate Recruitment Reception for Students with Disabilities

Join us for a panel with representatives of our corporate partners – Bell, BMO, CIBC, CSIS (The Canadian Security Intelligence Service), Rogers and TD – who will share insight into their companies, the recruitment process and more via a panel discussion. A networking reception will follow, with the opportunity to speak one on one with partner reps and build relationships that will lead to career success. This is no career fair – it’s an engaging and intimate networking environment.

Opportunities:

Roles include intelligence, surveillance, IT security, software development, communications, HR, wealth management, insurance, finance, sales and more for current university students and professionals.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Shaw Centre (Google Map)
Who: All University and College Students within the Ottawa region

 


Accessible Employer Showcase – Career Connections Networking Reception

This series of events was for University students who identify as having a visible or non-visible disability interested in learning more about employers who provide accessible working environments.  Held at our four partner institutions, it was created to help students and recent graduates meet with businesses of all sizes from the region who understand and value the benefits of an inclusive and accessible workplace. At this “Career Connections Networking Reception”, students and grads had the opportunity to connect and network with employers to explore meaningful career opportunities with organizations who understand the value of creating a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace. Our Networking Ambassadors provided students with on the spot guidance and support to facilitate conversations with the employers they wanted to meet. These events also offered an “Ideas Exchange Speakers Corner” where students heard from organizations committed to employing the right person for the job and heard success stories first hand from the employee.

Ottawa U Accessible Employer Showcase – Career Connections Networking Reception.

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: University of Ottawa, Demarais Building, Camille Villeneuve pièce / Room 4101 (1Polyvalente/Multipurpose), 55 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 (Google Map)
Who: Current University of Ottawa Students and Recent Graduates
More details: Eventbrite Invitation

List of Employers Who Attended


Algonquin Accessible Employer Showcase – Career Connections Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Location: Algonquin College, Building D, Salon A (Google Map)
Who: Current Algonquin Students and Recent Graduates
More details: Eventbrite Invitation

List of Employers Who Attended


Carleton Accessible Employer Showcase – Career Connections Networking Reception

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Location: Carleton University, Residence Commons | Fenn Lounge, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Who: Current Carleton Students and Recent Graduates
More details: Eventbrite Invitation

List of Employers Who Attended


A project of Carleton’s READ Initiative (Research, Education, Accessibility and Design)