Vote on the Community Roadmap Recommendations
- Thursday, June 15th 2017
Help us shape the final recommendations for the Community Roadmap. Over 100 participants from across Durham Region have helped developed the priorities and draft recommendations. Here is your chance to vote on which ones to move forward or to suggest a new recommendation.
Employers Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JSYPNW9
Educators Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J8QBWGW
Community Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FQL2C9K
The surveys will be open until June 30th.
DREN has hired two summer students to develop a youth survey for youth with disabilities. If you are a youth with disability in Durham Region, ages 15 to 30, help our summer students design recommendations for the Community Roadmap.
Youth Survey (Youth with a Disability Ages 15 to 30): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7KZCQNZ
The youth survey will be open until July 21st, 2017.
Student Summer Opportunities in Durham
- Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
If you are hiring summer students and wish to recruit youth with disabilities we will post your jobs for free and list them here on our front page.
You can submit the postings here http://www.dren.org/jobs/submit or by sending us an email at dren(at)dren.org
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is accepting applications for Conservation Youth Corps - Spots Still Available. Get outdoors and have fun this summer and earn up to 35 Community Service hours to graduate! Click on the Durham links at https://trca.ca/get-involved/conservation-youth-corps/
- Thrive Teen Summer Day Camp 2017 at the Abilities Centre http://www.abilitiescentre.org/thrive
DREN releases priorities for the Community Roadmap to Employment on International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- Saturday, December 3rd 2016
"We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”."
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
DREN marks this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities by doing our part in our community to "leave no one behind". We are not alone in our work to increase the economic participation of persons with disabilities in Durham Region. This year our focus is on youth with disabilities.
Over 100 community members from Durham Region came together on November 25th with the intention of co-creating a Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Barriers to Employment.
The Community Roadmap to Employment opening circle comprised of over a 100 community members from employment service providers, community agencies, educators, employers, persons with disabilities, municipalities, funding organizations, parents and even the Mayor of Oshawa. They signed up voluntarily to participate and had to only meet one criteria: be passionate about increasing the economic participation for youth with disabilities in Durham Region.
By the end of the day utilizing an open space technology format a plan was in place, action teams formed and a commitment was solidified to increase the economic participation for youth in Durham.
Six Priorities of The Community Roadmap to Employment for Youth with Disabilities
- Employer Development
- Engaging Schools
- Fear Factor
- BarrierFree Hiring Processes
- Role of Local Government
Action Teams were formed for the six priorities and each team developed an overall approach to moving the priority forward. First steps were also created. If you would like to be part of the action as a member of one of the Priority Action Teams contact DREN's executive director Donna McAllister at 905-720-1777 or by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.