Different but equal: Workforce participation of people with episodic disabilities
An increasing number of Canadians live with lifelong episodic disabilities that result from chronic conditions, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, mental illness, diabetes, lupus, cancer and other rare diseases. Despite their ability to work, these people face barriers to employment, job retention and income supports. In this presentation, ACED partner member Tammy Yates, formerly the program and communications manager at the Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) and now the executive director of Realize (the new name for CWGHR), talks about the barriers to full workforce participation by those living with episodic disabilities. She also issues a call to action.
Presenter: Tammy Yates
Event name: IWH Speaker Series