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Monday, January 28 • 09:40 - 10:30
208: Breaking Down Barriers: Community-Led Stories of Impact

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This interactive session explores exemplary community-based approaches for supporting individuals from populations underrepresented in the workforce to secure meaningful and sustainable employment. Hear stories of impact directly from a panel of pioneering community organizations, discuss successes and challenges arising across your communities, and explore the importance of collaboration, research and capacity-building in generating innovative strategies that can strengthen community development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore new approaches that support underrepresented individuals in the workforce
  • Identify diverse techniques for bringing innovation into your practice
  • Discuss strategies for supporting more inclusive, diverse and productive workforces

Speakers | Conférenciers

Mohja Alia

Manager, Employment and Bridging, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Mohja Alia has more than 20 years’ experience in employment counselling and career coaching. She is leading a team of professional staff who are supporting thousands of immigrant newcomers every year. The Employment and Bridging team offer a range of services and programs to support... Read More →

Carolyn Ferguson

Program Evaluation Analyst, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
Carolyn Ferguson is a social sciences researcher specializing in immigration, public policy,and gender. Her current focus is employment and the settlement and integration of newcomers. She currently co-ordinates the NOW and the Career Pathway Loan Fund programs for Immigrant Services... Read More →
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Marcus Jamieson

Client Service C-oordinator, TEAM Work Cooperative
Marcus Jamieson has over 20 years of experience supporting adults with various disabilities in developing life and employment plans. He has worked closely with various healthcare systems as a family advocate providing intervention and supports to individuals with complex needs.
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Jessica Popp

Co-ordinator of Stakeholder Engagement, Centre for Employment Innovation, St Francis Xavier University
Jess Popp is the Co-ordinator, Stakeholder Engagement for the NS Centre for Employment Innovation. She has collaborated with a variety of sectors, working to empower communities and individuals to become critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.

Monday January 28, 2019 09:40 - 10:30 EST
Room | Salle 208

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