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Jan Meeting | Beyond AODA: Increasing Accessibility Awareness

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online via Zoom


  • ✨ Added Bonus for January: TAVA Members are encouraged to share this invitation with members of their HR Team. Please register these individuals as guests under your profile for no extra cost!

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✨ Thursday, January 13, 2022

✨  9:30-11:00am 

✨ Meeting virtually over Zoom 

Our January Membership Meeting is hosted in partnership with Volunteer Toronto.


As volunteer management professionals you are well aware of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, but is there more you could be doing to create inclusive spaces for volunteers with physical and mental disabilities? The short answer is yes! This session will help increase your understanding of how to provide more welcoming and accessible experiences at every stage in the volunteer management cycle.

Through interactive reflection activities and practical resources, you’ll gain insights into:

  • A national organization’s pandemic learnings and approach to disability inclusion
  • The Principles of Accessibility (Dignity, Independence, Integration & Equality of Opportunity) and why they matter
  • Barriers that may be preventing people with visible and invisible disabilities from participating as volunteers
  • How to determine your volunteer program needs related to disability inclusion and where to find help


✨  TAVA Members are encouraged to share this invitation with members of their HR Team. Please register these individuals as guests for no extra cost! 

✨  Attendees will receive access to a free follow-up online workshop to support their continued learning.


Shirley Marie Garcia

Director of People & Culture at March of Dimes Canada (MODC)

March of Dimes Canada is a leading provider of services for people with disabilities that empower and support their independence. A passionate advocate for people development, Shirley Marie championed the establishment of MODC's Training Institute focused on capacity-building for future sustainability of organizations.  A strong communicator with a broad and deep HR leadership background, she has extensive experience collaborating with non-profit and government agencies to lead initiatives that support employment equity, inclusion, and accessibility.


✨  This is a virtual online workshop. Once you've registered, information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent in a reminder email a day prior to the workshop.

✨ This workshop is open to TAVA Membership. For the 2021-2022 program year we are offering a one time Pay-What-You-Can ($1-$49) Membership Fee if the full amount ($50) isn't feasible for you. Become a Member!

Thank you  for choosing to be a TAVA member. We love to learn, connect and share with you. We hope your TAVA membership adds value to your daily work and life!  - TAVA Executive Committee

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