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Community Event

What can I be when I grow up? Early strategies to promote employment inclusion

3 youth are seated at a desk with computers

About this workshop:

This workshop is geared for families with children/youth aged 5-15 (youth not yet job searching)

We will discuss:

  • Having high expectations – why does it matter?
  • How responsibilities/chores at home and extra-curricular activities can build skills and attitudes for future work
  • Myth-busting (Yes – many youth with disabilities work! Employers value diverse workforces)
  • Programs and services that promote participation

Holland Bloorview is a member of the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN). This workshop was developed in collaboration with ODEN and parents. It is offered as part of Holland Bloorview’s Transition Strategy.


Payal Khazanchi, parent & Family as Faculty with Holland Bloorview
Ingrid Muschta, P.Eng, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, Ontario Disability Employment Network
Laura Howson-Strong, Occupational Therapist, Transitions Strategy, Holland Bloorview


For questions, please contact Laura Howson-Strong 


Date & Time



Location: Zoom Healthcare, Virtual Webinar (link will be sent upon registration)