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Tuesday, January 28 • 11:15 - 12:30
210: Project SEARCH: A Transition and Recruitment Best Practice

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Project SEARCH offers total workplace immersion for students who have disabilities with the goal of competitive employment for every program graduate. Worldwide at 600 job sites, 80% of Project SEARCH graduates achieve employment with over 70% meeting their strict criteria for competitive employment. Learn how Manitoba and Ontario have adopted this model and how you could, too.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Multi-sectoral partnerships: How to? (service providers, school boards, industry, government);
  • Learn what the Project SEARCH model is;
  • Learn foundational steps to start a Project SEARCH site

Speakers | Conférenciers
avatar for Oly Backstrom

Oly Backstrom

President and CEO, SCE LifeWorks
Oly Backstrom is celebrating 25 years in the world of supporting employment for people with developmental disabilities. Oly spearheaded the Project SEARCH effort in Winnipeg, developing the first two Project SEARCH sites in Canada.
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Robyn Persaud

Life Skills Coach, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Robyn Persaud began at Holland Bloorview in 2005 as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She is passionate about coaching and involving youth with disabilities in meaningful employment opportunities. Robyn is excited to be part of Project SEARCH.


Tuesday January 28, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 EST
Room | Salle 210