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Learn about Sheltered Workshops

July 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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This presentation is for anyone who wants to learn more about human rights from People First members in BC. It is about one of the societal barriers to inclusion and equality for many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Canada – Sheltered Workshops.

Employment is one of our priorities for People First members. People First has been talking about Sheltered Workshops for a long time. Members have done surveys and focus groups to help understand this issue. People First of Canada (PFC) also hired a research company to help find out more about this issue. They surveyed agencies in different provinces and territories to get more information. All of this work helped us put together this presentation that is being given by members of our BC People First Presentation Team: Lorie Sherritt, Manjeet Ghangass, and David Johnston. Thank you for joining us!

The goal of this presentation is to bring attention to the problem of Sheltered Work and Workshops in Canada. Not enough people know about this issue. It’s happening across our country and it’s been going on for a long time – too long. Another goal is to give people in the community a way to help People First by taking action. We are sharing different things that can be done to help change the situation for people who are hurt by Sheltered Workshops.

Learning Outcomes:
Learn about Sheltered Workshops in Canada and how they affect people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Learn how to support real work for real pay.
Learn different things to do that can help change the situation and ways to take action.

Register to attend the event HERE, click link.


Please register by Friday, July 9th. We will send an email reminder through your Eventbrite registration with the Zoom login information to all registered attendees on July 10th, 2 days before the event. (Check your promotions folder if you don’t find it in your inbox this day – You can also check the Eventbrite online event page to get the login link). We hope you can make it!


July 12, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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