CDC 2019 - Program

PROGRAM - DAY TWO - FRIDAY - MAY 24rd, 2019

8am - 9am - CDC 2019 - REGISTRATION

9am - 10am - CLOSING KEYNOTE

DEVELOPING A NUANCED LENS FOR UNDERSTANDING DISADVANTAGE presented by Dr. Jeanette Robertson, EdD, MSW, RSW

This keynote presentation will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how individuals experience disadvantage in unique ways based on the intersection of disability and other aspects of social location and identity, such as gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and age. It is critical to understand the diverse aspects of social location and intersectionality, and the reality that disadvantage or exclusion are based on the interaction of multiple factors.

Conference participants are invited to explore how broad societal-macro factors and interlocking oppressions such as ableism, ageism, racism, homophobism, and/or classism may shape and determine the experience of the individuals. They learn how the people they serve may experience disadvantage in unique ways based on the intersection of disability and other aspects of identity. Participants are invited to examine their beliefs and attitudes with respect to disability and intersectionality, and reflect on the values and knowledge required to better serve their clients.

Dr. Jeanette Robertson has been an educator in social work for the past 20 years. She is a Professor Emerita at Thompson Rivers University, and a current faculty member at Langara College. She is the co-editor of Disability and Social Change: A Progressive Canadian Approach (2016). This book offers a fresh Canadian perspective on disability from a critical lens, challenging and inspiring students and practitioners alike to think outside the box and to examine their own attitudes and values toward disability, ensuring that they do not inadvertently impose ableist and oppressive practices on one of Canada’s most marginalized populations.

Dr. Robertson’s social work practice experience has largely been within the disability, healthcare, and aging field and extends to roles of community educator, social work practitioner, program coordinator, Community Living BC Council member, and rehabilitation worker in both the voluntary and governmental sector of British Columbia and Alberta.

10 am - 10.30 am - Morning Break

10.30am - 12pm - MORNING WORKSHOPS IN SESSION

"Extending Promising Practices: Updating the FIMES Inventory Project" - SUZANNE KLINGA

"Good Fit Model for Clients with Physical and Emotional Hurt" - CATHERINE HAJNAL

"Derailed by Divorce! Creating Meaningful Career Decision Making from Chaos" - ANN NAKASKA

"Navigating the BC Public Service Hiring Process" - NANCY ALI

"Power Up your Personal Culture" - NEIL PRETTY

12pm-1pm - Lunch and Networking Break

1.15pm - 2.30pm - AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS IN SESSION

"Work in the New Economy" - CHRISTINE SJOLANDER

"From the Closet to the Workplace - Supporting Gender Diverse Clients" - SEAN BROWN

"Trauma Informed Career Development Practice" - SEANNA QUERESSETE

"Medicine Wheel Making: Working on yourself" - LORELEI LYONS

"Getting Back to Work: Supporting workers with barriers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside" - AUSTIN LUI

2.30pm - 3.00pm - Afternoon break. Final Networking

3pm - 4pm - BCCDA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING