Light it up! For National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Please join the Hamilton Disability Employment Network and be a part of this disability inclusion evolution!

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This month is a great time to reflect on the importance of empowering people with disabilities, learn about disability employment issues, encourage increased conversation on disability-inclusive employment, and celebrate the contributions of all the people with disabilities in the workplaces and economy. I hope we can reflect this month on what each of us can do to encourage employers to invest in the hiring, training, and promotion of people with disabilities and create an inclusive work culture.

Important Information:

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Time: 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Hamilton City Hall (71 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5) near the Hamilton Signature sign
Details: We will be wearing purple (T-shirts, hats, coats, sweaters, scarfs, masks whatever you have)
Why: An opportunity for members of the community to come together and raise awareness about the importance of inclusive employment.

Each year, ODEN leads a Light it up! For NDEAM campaign for its members to raise disability-inclusive employment awareness and employment inclusivity.
The theme for 2021 is “Engaging Talent in the Disability Inclusion Evolution.”
To raise awareness, buildings, bridges, signs, and landmarks across Canada including the CN Tower in Toronto and the Hamilton Signature Sign at Hamilton City Hall are going to be lit up purple on October 21st for NDEAM’s Light it Up event! We encourage you to wear purple, spread the word, and share pictures in support using various hashtags! #LightItUpForNDEAM | #NDEAM2021 | #EngageTalent | #DEAM | #DisabilityInclusionEvolution | #a11y

How to Register:

If you plan to attend, please register below as we will be providing glow sticks and light refreshments for attendees: