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Intersection of Race and Accessibility – One Day Forum


Are you involved in accessibility planning in the public and broader public sector?

This professional development opportunity is for you.


Come hear from disability activists and practitioners from diverse communities share their thoughts and experiences addressing issues of accessibility and race. This forum will discuss an intersectionality lens with key stakeholders involved in the implementation of the AODA. It will also engage diverse cultural and faith communities. March 21st is The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Program details.


Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018

Time: 8:30 to 5:00

Venue: Verdi Convention Centre, 3550 Derry Road East Mississauga Ontario

Breakfast and Lunch provided.


Event Accessibility

  • TransHelp/Wheel Trans accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Halal and vegetarian food
  • Attendant services
  • ASL and Real-time Captioning
  • Scent free environment encouraged
  • Meditation/prayer space


We are committed to ensuring an accessible event. Should you require any other disability-related accommodation or dietary accommodation, please email us at forum@raceanddisability.ca by February 21, 2018. We will attempt to accommodate all reasonable requests.



This is a free event. Space is limited.

Please note, this Forum is a professional development opportunity for Accessibility Planners/Specialists, Accessibility Managers and Accessibility Advisory Committee Members who are actively engaged in the planning and implementation of the AODA and IASR in the public and broader public sectors. If you are working with a Municipality, University, College, School Board or Hospital, you will be given priority access to this Forum.


Register before February 21, 2018 to enter our early bird draw for door prizes.  Government of Ontario Logo


Registration is now full.

Waiting List

If you would like to go on a waiting list, please email forums@raceanddisability.ca with subject heading ‘Waiting List’
If a ticket becomes available, you will be contacted automatically with further instructions on how to get your ticket. No further action is required.