CAOT- Work integration social enterprises (WISEs) as a means to enable inclusive employment
5-Dec-2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Work integration social enterprises (WISEs) as a means to enable inclusive employment 

Register online by Nov 28, 2017 - 12/05/2017

Presenters: Rosemary Lysaght and Terry Krupa

Work integration social enterprises (WISEs) offer goods and services to the public while having both social and revenue-generation goals. WISEs present a potential means of addressing the productivity and contribution needs of people with disabilities, bringing the approach solidly in line with principles of occupational justice. This webinar will describe an initiative to identify core dimensions of WISEs for people with disabilities, and to use these dimensions to develop employment opportunities that support empowerment, choice, occupational engagement and community inclusion. Participants will gain insight into the unique features of WISEs as they are applied to varied populations, including persons with serious mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, homelessness and others.  

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Describe work integration social enterprises (WISE) as they have been developed for people with disability.
  2. Evaluate how core dimensions of WISEs can be constructed to promote meaningful social inclusion.
  3. Describe how occupational therapists may be involved with WISEs. 
Level:

Beginner (0-2 years of experience with WISEs)

Areas of practice:

Cognitive, mental health, vocational rehabilitation

Client ages:

Adolescents (13-19 years), adults (20-64 years)

Register by November 28, 2017

Fees:

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  • Individual registration: $50 for CAOT members / $95 for non-members - plus applicable taxes
  • Group registration: $250 for CAOT members / $475 for non-members - plus applicable taxes

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