National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) seeks applications for its Board of Directors – due November 21, 2016

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for the next two year term of its board of directors, January 01, 2017 – December 31, 2018. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or recent graduates with disabilities who have graduated within the last five years.

The NEADS Board of Directors is composed of eleven seats; there are ten provincial Directors (British Columbia Director, Alberta Director, Saskatchewan Director, Manitoba Director, Ontario Director, Quebec Director, Nova Scotia Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Director, Prince Edward Island Director, New Brunswick Director), one territorial Director. Candidates for the positions of provincial/territorial Directors must be students or recent graduates with disabilities, residing in and/or attending a post-secondary institution in the geographic location they seek to represent.

NEADS Board members will be expected to attend a minimum of twelve (12) monthly Board teleconferences, as well as one to two in-person Board meetings per year, funding permitting.

Board members are also expected to participate in and chair NEADS standing and project committees, and take part in Committee teleconferences.

Provincial/territorial Board members also represent their Province/Territory on the Board, serve to bring the work of NEADS to their jurisdiction, as well as to bring local issues to the national table. Board members may participate in local, regional and provincial committees and activities, within the framework provided by NEADS mandate and mission.

No prior participation in the disability or student movements is required to join the NEADS Board. Members who have strong skill sets in governance, fundraising, finance, social media and membership/partnership outreach are especially welcome. Any interested and enthusiastic NEADS member with relevant skill sets and a strong work ethic is encouraged to seek election. If you would like to become a member of the NEADS Board, please complete and sign the Nomination Form as specified online and submit it by NO LATER THAN November 21, 2016.

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/events/conference2012/nomination.php

If you have any questions, please contact: Frank Smith, National Coordinator: frank.smith@neads.ca

Time Commitment:

Board members will be expected to attend a minimum of 12 teleconferences per year, each lasting up to 2 hours, as well as 1-2 in-person Board retreats per year, dependent upon funding, that typically run Friday-Sunday. Board members are also expected to serve on at least one committee, and attend regular committee meetings by teleconference as required. Correspondence of the Board is primarily by email and telephone; members are also expected to keep up-to-date with and respond to, as necessary, all correspondence.

Note: Prospective Board members may come from a variety of backgrounds: for example community service, student leadership, provincial and regional committees, etc.; or may come from none of these backgrounds. Although specific skill sets are not required, prior experience in Board governance will be a strong asset. Interest in, and experience with, establishing regional and national projects, programs; grant funding and financial management would also be an asset. A strong commitment to participate and engage with the volume of Board business is a must. All interested members are encouraged to apply; you must have a willingness to learn and apply that learning while on the Board. NEADS Board of Directors application form:

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS APPLICATION (email it in a Word attachment to frank.smith@neads.ca)

Section A:

Candidate Information (Note that your contact information will NOT be disclosed to the NEADS membership in the Candidate Information presented for the elections)

Name:

Primary Mailing Address:

City: Province: Postal Code:

Telephone: ( ) Email: Name of your School: Year of Graduation: _____________________________________

Degree Type:

o Arts & Science Bachelor’s Degree o Master’s Degree

o Doctorate Degree

o Professional Degree (e.g., medicine,

engineering, law, social work, pharmacy, nursing, etc.) o Certificate

o Diploma

Section B:

Referees – Two referees are required, who can speak to your skill sets, previous volunteer record and achievements.

Referee #1

Name: Primary Mailing Address: City: Province: Postal Code:

Referee #2 Name: Primary Mailing Address: City: Province: Postal Code:

Section C:

Previous Volunteer/Leadership Experience and Personal Statements

Please tell us about your previous volunteer, extra-curricular and leadership experiences, and how they have prepared you for serving on the NEADS Board? (250 words or less) Based on what you know of NEADS, why do you want to join the Board of Directors? (250 words or less) How do you plan to further NEADS’ mandate and mission (as outlined in the organizational value proposition statements) in your province, region or school? (250 words or less) What specific area of the Association’s work do you believe that you can most influence? Why?

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=403

L’Association nationale des étudiant(e)s handicapé(e)s au niveau postsecondaire (NEADS) lance un appel de candidatures pour son Conseil d’administration, qui prendra fin le 21 novembre 2016

Toutes les personnes qui aimeraient occuper un poste au sein du Conseil doivent être des membres réguliers en règle, c’est-à-dire des étudiants ayant une déficience qui sont inscrits dans un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire au Canada ou des diplômés handicapés récents qui ont obtenu leur grade au cours des cinq dernières années.

Le Conseil d’administration de NEADS est composé de 11 membres, soit 10 administrateurs provinciaux (un de la Colombie-Britannique, un de l’Alberta, un de la Saskatchewan, un du Manitoba, un de l’Ontario, un du Québec, un de la Nouvelle-Écosse, un de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, un de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard et un du

Nouveau-Brunswick) et un des territoires. Les candidats doivent être des étudiants ou des diplômés récents handicapés qui habitent dans la région géographique qu’ils veulent représenter ou qui fréquentent un établissement d’enseignement postsecondaire dans cette région.

On s’attend à ce que les membres du Conseil d’administration de NEADS assistent à au moins douze (12) téléconférences mensuelles du Conseil ainsi qu’à une ou deux réunions en personne du Conseil par année. Les membres du Conseil doivent aussi faire partie de comités permanents et de projets de NEADS et en présider, et participer aux téléconférences de comités. Les administrateurs du Conseil représentent leur province ou les territoires au sein du Conseil et ont pour fonction de faire connaître le travail de NEADS dans leurs régions respectives et d’informer le Conseil national de l’association des problèmes locaux. Les membres du Conseil sont libres de participer aux activités et comités locaux, régionaux et provinciaux, dans le cadre établi par le mandat et la mission de NEADS. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir participé à des mouvements de personnes handicapées ou d’étudiants pour siéger au Conseil de NEADS. Nous réservons un accueil tout spécial aux candidats qui ont de grandes habiletés en gouvernance, en collecte de fonds, en financement, en médias sociaux et en communication avec les membres et les partenaires. Nous invitons tous les membres de NEADS qui manifestent de l’enthousiasme et de l’intérêt pour le travail de NEADS et qui ont des compétences pertinentes et une solide éthique de travail à présenter leur candidature.

Pour devenir membre du Conseil d’administration de NEADS, veuillez remplir et signer le formulaire de mise en candidature en suivant les instructions en ligne et le soumettre AU PLUS TARD le 21 novembre à http://www.neads.ca/fr/about/events/conference2012/nomination.php?id=

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez communiquer avec Frank Smith, coordonnateur de NEADS, à frank.smith@neads.ca Investissement de temps : On s’attend à ce que les membres du Conseil assistent à au moins 12 téléconférences par année, pouvant durer jusqu’à deux heures chacune, ainsi qu’à une ou deux retraites en personne du Conseil par année, si des fonds sont disponibles à cette fin, qui se déroulent habituellement du vendredi au dimanche. On s’attend aussi à ce que les membres du Conseil fassent partie d’au moins un comité et qu’ils assistent aux réunions régulières du ou des comités, au besoin, par téléconférence. Le Conseil communique principalement par courriel et téléphone, et on s’attend aussi à ce que les membres se tiennent au courant de la correspondance du Conseil et y répondent lorsque cela est nécessaire. Note : Les membres potentiels du Conseil peuvent avoir de l’expérience dans divers domaines, comme le service communautaire, le leadership étudiant, les comités régionaux ou provinciaux, etc., ou n’avoir de l’expérience dans aucun de ces domaines. Bien qu’un ensemble particulier de compétences ne soit pas exigé, une expérience antérieure en gouvernance au sein d’un conseil d’administration est un atout majeur. Un intérêt pour l’établissement de projets ou de programmes régionaux ou nationaux, le financement sous forme de subventions et la gestion financière, et de l’expérience dans ces domaines seraient aussi un atout. Un engagement solide à l’égard de la participation à toutes les activités du Conseil est essentiel. Nous encourageons tous les membres que ce travail intéresse à présenter leur candidature. Vous devez être disposés à apprendre et à mettre ce que vous aurez appris en application pendant que vous ferez partie du Conseil.

Formulaire de mise en candidature – Conseil d’administration de NEADS

VEUILLEZ RÉPONDRE À TOUTES LES QUESTIONS DANS CE FORMULAIRE (envoyez-le par courriel sous forme de pièce jointe en Word à frank.smith@neads.ca)

Section A : Renseignements sur le candidat (Veuillez noter que vos coordonnées ne seront PAS divulguées aux membres de NEADS dans le court texte de présentation des candidats aux élections.)

Nom : Adresse postale principale : Ville :

Province : Code postal : Téléphone : ( ) Courriel :

Nom de votre établissement d’enseignement :

Année d’obtention de votre grade ou diplôme :

_____________________________________

Type de grade : Baccalauréat en arts ou en sciences Maîtrise Doctorat Diplôme professionnel (p. ex., en médecine, en génie, en droit, en travail social, en pharmacie, en sciences infirmières, etc.) Certificat Diplôme

Section B : Présentateurs – Nous devons obtenir les coordonnées de deux personnes qui peuvent nous renseigner sur vos compétences, vos antécédents en tant que bénévole et vos réalisations.

Présentateur no 1 Nom : Principale adresse postale : Ville : Province : Code postal :

Présentateur no 2 Nom : Principale adresse postale : Ville : Province : Code postal :

Section C : Expérience antérieure en bénévolat ou en leadership, et déclarations personnelles

Veuillez nous parler de votre expérience antérieure dans les domaines du bénévolat, des activités parascolaires et du leadership, et de la façon dont elle vous a préparé à servir au sein du Conseil d’administration de NEADS. (250 mots ou moins)

En vous fondant sur ce que vous savez de NEADS, dites-nous pourquoi vous voulez faire partie de son Conseil d’administration. (250 mots ou moins)

Comment avez-vous l’intention de contribuer à la réalisation du mandat et de la mission de NEADS (tels que décrits dans ses énoncés sur sa proposition de valeur) dans votre province, région or établissement d’enseignement? (250 mots ou moins) Sur quel domaine particulier du travail de l’Association croyez-vous pouvoir influer le plus? Pourquoi?

Frank Smith, National Coordinator

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201 www.neads.ca <http://www.canadahelps.org/dn/344>

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Scholarships for Students in Canada and the US

Lime Connect hosts a variety of outstanding scholarship programs with our corporate partners – some of which include a paid internship to get you started on a great career.  All scholarships are awarded based on merit – not financial need, and students do not need to provide proof of disability.

For more information: http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/scholarships-for-students-in-the-us-and-canada

UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities

The deadline for students with disabilities to apply for UBC Awards for Students with Disabilities is October 15th . Students can apply for the awards on-line (http://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/finances/awards/disabilities). The on-line process is designed to be accessible. However, if any students encounter accessibility issues with the online form, please contact A&D at access.diversity@ubc.ca.

Only students who are not registered with A&D need to submit medical documentation. Students registered with A&D do not need to include medical documentation with their application.

Welcome to the Parasport Games! – Oct 13 2016

Experience traditional sports from a new perspective. Try out boccia ball, wheelchair basketball and more. This tournament will redefine the way you think about sports and the athletes that play them.

Format: Teams of 4-6 players compete in different Parasport activities.

Registration Deadline: October 11, 2016 at 5pm

Please visit: http://www.recreation.ubc.ca/intramurals/events/parasport-games/

 

 

 

Survey on Work Accommodation Needs of Young Adults Living with a Disability

Moving from school or training into the workforce is a challenge for any young person, let alone for a young adult with a disability. Help us understand the types of job accommodations and benefits you need to find and maintain employment. A study is being conducted on the work accommodation needs of young adults living with a disability by the Institute for Work and Health.

We would like to learn more about your needs in the workplace including your requirement for job accommodations, modifications and supports. We would like to hear from young adults with a disability or health condition who are either:

•Currently in school, education or a training program OR

Have finished their education or training in the past five years, including those who are employed and those who are not working.

This online survey takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. This survey can also be completed over the phone or by mail. To thank you for your time, all participants will be entered into a draw for an Apple iPad.

SURVEY LINK: https://iwhca.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0p3zB6vo00wZY1v

The survey is co-led by the Institute for Work & Health and McMaster University, with the collaboration of the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS). The research team is attempting to understand the types of supports that young people with disabilities need to successfully move from school to work. Our findings will be shared with policy-makers, employers, and community-based organizations. Information about your work experiences that we collect will be kept separate from any information that might identify you.

Please contact the study coordinator if you have any questions or require assistance completing the survey:

Julie Bowring

416-927-2027 ext 2105 jbowring@iwh.on.ca

Institute for Work & Health

Phone: 416-927-2027 Fax: 416-927-4167 General

email: info@iwh.on.ca http://www.iwh.on.ca/

– See more at:

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=402#sthash.7PJZu6QR.dpuf

 

Lime Connect – Career Development Opportunity

Lime Connect, a career development program for students/alumni with disabilities, is holding an October 20th Recruitment Reception in Vancouver.

Their partners such as BMO, IBM, TD, Bell and CIBC will be in attendance to meet current students, new/recent grads and experienced professionals. Career opportunities in technology, consulting, media, project management, business analytics, finance, human resources, sales, commercial banking and others will be discussed. There are a number of internship and full-time opportunities in the Toronto area for those willing to relocate.  This event is by invitation only.

The deadline for the application to attend the event is Sunday, October 2nd.  Visit www.limeconnect.com to learn more! Or go directly to http://www.limeconnect.com/opportunities/page/candidates-in-canada

 

Check it Out: Career Development Opportunity

Students with disabilities are encouraged to attend a one-to-one career advising appointment with Karen Kelsey from Lime Connect on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016.  Lime Connect is an organization that provides a network and a myriad of resources for students with any disability who wish to explore their career development, learn about scholarships co-ops/internships, and discover potential full time opportunities with Lime Connect’s industry and corporate partners.  They offer professional development webinars and discuss ‘whether, when and how” to share information about your disability to a prospective employer.

To book a 30-minute appointment slot students should go to the workshop tab in Careers Online (https://ubc-csm.symplicity.com/index.php/pid215633?) and sign up under Career Advising for Students with Disabilities.  The sessions will be held in CSI&C in Room 1003.

The session is being sponsored by the Centre for Student Involvement and Careers with Access and Diversity.

Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Postdoctoral Fellowship

Disability Studies – Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Postdoctoral

Fellowship: Ryerson University – School of Disability Studies

Established in 1999, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University was the first in Canada to offer degree education rooted solely in a disability studies perspective. This part-time degree completion program targets learners with previous education and experience in disability-related fields. We offer a distinctive undergraduate program that illuminates the extent to which the lives of disabled people are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion, discrimination and the rule of social, cultural and aesthetic ‘norms’. Our program does not teach about disability; rather, it begins in/from disability to teach about social and material worlds.

With a gift from the Ethel Louise Armstrong (ELA) Foundation, the ELA Post-doctoral Fellowship was established to further the scholarly contributions of disabled women. It is intended for a disabled woman who has completed doctoral studies within the past five (5) years in any discipline that advances scholarship related to Disability Studies.

Based in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, the incumbent will be expected to:

– enhance and expand the interdisciplinary scholarship of the School;

– implement a relevant program of study;

–  seek opportunities for collaborative research and publication;

– deliver an annual public lecture on her research.

– engage with and contribute to the collegial life in and around the School.

This particular call is for a one-year placement. Applications are due August 26, 2016 for a Fall 2016 start date – specifics to be negotiated. End date is August 31, 2017. There is a possibility of renewal for a further year depending on circumstances in our program.

The fellowship awards a starting salary of $45,000 plus benefits.

How and When to Apply:

To apply, please send the following: A letter of application that describes the focus of your work to date including an articulation of how you are situated with respect to current developments in Disability Studies:

– Outline for a one year program of activity that will advance Disability Studies through interdisciplinary scholarship

– A current C.V.

Please send your application materials via email to:

Dr. Kathryn Church Director, School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K4, Ryerson University:

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The University is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All qualified candidates, including international candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. For further information on Ryerson University, please visit Ryerson School of Disability Studies: http://www.ryerson.ca/disabilitystudies/

– See more at:

http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=398#sthash.oOMKiFzh.dpuf

Frank Smith, National Coordinator

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 tel. (613) 380-8065 ext. 201 www.neads.ca <http://www.canadahelps.org/dn/344>

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National Youth Forum in Ottawa in November

This fall, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host a one-day national forum for youth with disabilities and youth who have life experience, work experience or academic experience related to disability. The event is part of the Government of Canada’s consultation process to inform the development of planned accessibility legislation.

This is your opportunity to:

–  join other youth from across the country and share your ideas on how to improve accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Canada;

–  showcase what you have done to remove barriers for people with disabilities; and

–  inspire other youth to demonstrate their leadership in promoting the participation of all Canadians in society, including those with disabilities.

The forum will take place on November (tbc), 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. The date and location of the Forum will be confirmed with participants who are selected. Travel and accommodation expenses for selected participants will be paid, according to Treasury Board of Canada guidelines. Seats are limited, so see if you meet the participant selection criteria below, and send us your application by September 15, 2016.

In order to ensure a broad representation of perspectives, the selection process will take into consideration regional, linguistic, gender and other demographic factors. We also encourage you to participate in the consultation in other ways­either by attending one of the in-person public sessions or through the online consultation website.

Criteria for participation:

– You must be between 15 and 30 years old at the time of the forum.

– You must be a resident of Canada.

– You must have a disability or have life experience, academic experience or work experience related to disability and accessibility.

– You must be able to demonstrate how you have shown leadership or involvement in an area related to disability and accessibility, in your community, your region, or nationally.

Submitting an application: The deadline for the submission of all applications is September 15, 2016. Only complete applications submitted by this date will be considered. Please fill in the application form and send the completed form, along with accompanying documents, (or the URL to your public or private video submission describing your experience) to accessible-canada@hrsdc.gc.ca or by fax to 819-994-4797.

You can also complete the online application form below. If you are selected to participate in this forum, we will contact you by September 30, 2016 with follow-up instructions, including more detailed questions to determine your participation needs.

Download a National Youth Forum Application Form accessible PDF.

Complete the application form online:

https://hrsdc-rhdcc.sondages-surveys.ca/s/forum_national_text/?l=en

If you would like to receive information in another format, including large print, braille, e-text, or Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY), please contact the Office for Disability Issues.

For all information:

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/consultations/disability/legislation/index.page?&_ga=1.235746504.891366934.1392394939

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http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=397#sthash.SgvXsVfp.dpuf