The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - OCASI in partnership with Disability Justice Network Ontario, Hamilton ACORN and McMaster University invite service providers in the settlement, disability and housing sectors and people with lived experience as immigrants and refugees with in/visible disabilities to a Roundtable Discussion on Supporting Newcomers with In/Visible Disabilities Access Safe, Affordable, and Accessible Housing in Hamilton, Ontario.
The objective of the roundtable is to provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the strengths and gaps that exist in supporting immigrants and refugees (including newcomer) with in/visible disabilities with a special focus on access to safe, affordable and accessible housing, and to develop strategies and opportunities for collaboration in order to effectively support immigrants and refugee with in/visible disabilities.
The maximum number of participants is 40. Participation will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis. If you are unable to attend please know we will be having future roundtables.
We ask that no more than ONE participant register from each agency. Some registration spots are reserved for people with lived experience as immigrants/refugee with in/visible disabilities.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Accessibility notes: The venue is fully wheelchair accessible with space for a variety of mobility devices. American Sign Language, child care and active listeners will be provided at the event. Please contact us by October 10th, 2018 if you need interpretation in other languages, need attendant care and/or if you have any other needs.