LGBTQ2+ people with disabilities face major challenges in the area of employment. Research shows that disabled LGBTQ2+ people have some of the lowest rates of employment among gender and sexual minorities. In this member workshop, we will discuss the harsh reality of LGBTQ2+ people with disabilities, the nuances between disability groups, and how to make your workplace more accessible.
The experiences of disabled LGBTQ2+ employees and job seekers
How to be inclusive to disabled LGBTQ2+ employees and job seekers
Increasing accessibility in the workplace
Human Resources professionals
LGBTQ2+ employee resource group members
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Professionals
Jade Pichette (they/them), Manager of Programs, Pride at Work Canada
Jade is an inclusion, diversity and belonging educator with a background in social work. As Pride at Work Canada's Manager of Programs, Jade is committed to implementing engaging programs for our partners that envision a world where gender and sexual diversity are included and celebrated. Previous to Pride at Work Canada they have held positions at the ArQuives, Kind Space, and as an independent consultant. Jade is the Gythia (Asatru priestess) of Vindisir Kindred, and dedicates their time to interfaith engagement including founding the Canadian Pagan Declaration on Intolerance.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity