BLN Breakfast Series

Moving Towards an Accessible WebsiteMoving Towards an Accessible Website 
June 10, 2013 - The 15th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by TD Bank Group
Service Canada was the proud sponsor of the Ontario JOIN’s Business Leadership Breakfast meeting that was held at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre on March 4, 2013. The topic of the event was “JOIN Platinum Standards on Accessibility and Inclusion”. Read More

 

 

JOIN Platinum Standards on Accessibility and InclusionJOIN Platinum Standards on Accessibility and Inclusion 
March 4, 2013 - The 14th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by Service Canada
Service Canada was the proud sponsor of the Ontario JOIN’s Business Leadership Breakfast meeting that was held at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre on March 4, 2013. The topic of the event was “JOIN Platinum Standards on Accessibility and Inclusion”. Read More

 

 

Righting the Wrong Righting the Wrong – the Stigma of Wage Subsidies 
December 17, 2012 - The 13th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by Scotiabank
The Ontario JOIN 13th Employer Breakfast Series event was held on Monday, December 17, 2012. Scotiabank was the proud sponsor of the Ontario JOIN’s Business Leadership Breakfast meeting that was held at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre. The topic of the event was “Righting the Wrong – the Stigma of Wage Subsidies”. Read More

 

 

Beyond StressBeyond Stress - Supporting employees coping with high stressors and anxiety for optimal mental health 
June 25, 2012 - The 12th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by KPMG
The Ontario JOIN 12th Employer Breakfast Series event was held on Monday, June 25, 2012. KPMG hosted “Beyond Stress – Supporting Employees with High Stressors and Anxiety for Optimal Mental Health” where almost 100 BLN members and new employers attended. Read More

 

 

Taking it HigherTaking it Higher - Randy Lewis and Kyle Maynard Two leaders who have pushed the boundaries for persons with disabilities
March 28, 2012 - The 11th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group and On the Park Conference Centre
The Ontario JOIN Spring BLN Employer Breakfast Series event was sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group on March 28, 2012 and featured two amazing speakers who held the audience captive as they were able to share how they were able to “Taking it Higher” through organizational commitment and personal commitment pushing the limits on pre-conceived notions and boundaries for persons with disabilities. Read More

 

 

Networking MattersNetworking Matters - Creating and Sustaining an Effective Employee Resource Group (ERG) 
January 10, 2012 - The 10th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by CIBC
The morning began with breakfast and networking opportunities on the 56th floor of Commerce Court West. Official welcome and opening comments were delivered on Behalf of CIBC’s Sharon Wingfelder, Vice-President, Diversity and Resourcing. Sharon spoke about the importance of a diverse workforce. Read More

 

 

Debunking Disability MythsDebunking Disability Myths 
May 5, 2011 - The 9th BLN Breakfast Series Event sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group
Ontario JOIN's ninth Employer Series Event, Debunking Disability Myths, sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Thursday, May 05th from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.
Over 130 registrants attended with representation from over 40 different employers. The morning shed light on the misnomers and misconceptions about what it means to hire a person with a disability and "debunked" the common myths that surround persons with disabilities in employment. Read More

 

 

Not Just for RampsNot Just for Ramps - Accessibility is not just physical 
September 16, 2010 - The 8th BLN Breakfast Series Event was hosted by BMO
The 8th BLN event was hosted by BMO Financial Group On September 16, 2010. The focal point of the event was "Had to Be Productions" who put on a 50-minute presentation entitled, "It's not just Ramps--Accessibility Is Not Just Physical." Read More

 

 

Deloitte White PaperDeloitte White Paper - The road to inclusion: Integrating people with disabilities into the workplace 
July 7, 2010 - The 7th BLN Breakfast Series Event was hosted by Deloitte
The Job Opportunity Information Network's newest BLN (Business Leadership Network) member Deloitte, released its white paper The road to inclusion: Integrating people with disabilities into the workplace, at our latest meeting held on July 7, 2010, held at Deloitte's North York offices. Read More

 

 

Disability DialogueDisability Dialogue: An Employer's Forum 
April 5, 2010 - The 6th BLN Breakfast Series Event was hosted at the TD Tower 54th floor
With over 80 attendees from different sectors and industries, this event provided an opportunity to discuss best practices and lessons learned regarding employment of persons with disabilities. Tim Hockey, President and CEO of TD Canada Trust welcomed all to the 6th Business Leadership Network Breakfast, one in a series sponsored by the Job Opportunity Information Network (JOIN). Read More

IDEA, Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible OPS: An IDEA Whose Time has Come 
May 28, 2009 - The 4th BLN Breakfast Series Event was hosted at the Royal Ontario Museum in the RBC Foundation Glass Room.
The MC for the event was Miguel Aguayo, Manager, Employer Outreach Secretariat (our sponsor for the event). Miguel introduced Noelle Richardson, Chief Diversity Officer for the Ontario Public Service and the topic of her speech was "Creating an Inclusive Work Environment at Ontario Public Service." Read More

Sharing Success, Global and Regional Best Practices 
February 13, 2009 - The 3rd BLN Breakfast Series Event was hosted at Scotiabank Group
Scotiabank Group's Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Sabi Marwah, welcomes all attendees on behalf of JOIN and Scotiabank Group. An overview of Scotia's global initiative "Accessibility Roadmap" was shared. Read More

Accommodation WorksAccommodation Works! 
November 14, 2008 - TD Bank Financial Group hosted and sponsored our 2nd breakfast series session on the 54th Floor of TD Tower
Introductions and welcoming remarks with special thanks to our sponsors were given by Janna Erichsen, Vice-Chair of JOIN Board. Anna Sheehan, Senior Manager, Corporate Diversity MC'd the event and introduced President and CEO of TD Canada Trust, Tim Hockey who was extremely engaging and commented on the importance of ensuring that each customer (whether they have a disability or not) has a great experience when they bank with TD and he wanted to ensure that each employee at TD works in an environment where they can achieve their career goals and work in an inclusive and accessible work environment. Read More

Innovative Workforce Sourcing 
June 17, 2008 - The 1st Business Leadership Network Breakfast
Talent Acquisition and Persons Living with Disabilities was sponsored by BMO and held on June 17, 2008 and held at First Canadian Place on the 64th floor. Read More