31st McGraw-Hill Ryerson, National Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference

Ryerson University in Toronto, ON is pleased to host the 31st McGraw-Hill Ryerson, National Teaching, Learning & Technology Conference on Friday, November 16th, Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th.

“Students at the Centre – Transforming Education and Lives”

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Tony Chambers, University of Toronto “Seeking a Purpose for Learning”

Dr. Candace Thille, Carnegie Mellon University “Transforming Education as a Community Based Research Activity”

Dr. Susan McCahan, (and team) University of Toronto (2007 Alan Blizzard Award Winners) Roundtable Discussion moderated by Dr. Gary Poole, UBC “Teaming Up To Teach – Key Conditions for Success”

Important Notes:

    Bookmark this link, as information is being updated on a regular basis.

    The conference will begin the evening of November 16th at 4:00 pm and close on Sunday, November 18th at 1:00 pm

    Registration is now open (Early Bird rates apply until Monday, October 15, 2007).

    Add the event to your calendar directly from the information page

For more information, and to register, please visit:

http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/events/

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Self advocacy facilitator position

The Saskatchewan Association for Community Living is a non-profit organization that advocates with people who have intellectual disabilities and their families. Our Mission is to ensure that people with intellectual disabilities have full, inclusive lives in their community and are valued members of society.

We are seeking applicants, to work from our Saskatoon office, for the position of SELF-ADVOCACY FACILITATOR (3/4 time position). The position involves supporting a program that has gained national recognition for its success in ensuring people with intellectual disabilities have a voice in their communities.

Duties:

Supports the members of the Self-Advocacy Action Group to identify goals and develop action plans to meet those goals
Coordinate and facilitate meetings and events around Saskatchewan
Support self-advocates
Manage project budget; prepare reports

Qualifications

A belief in the principles of Inclusion; knowledge of the issues facing individuals with intellectual disabilities
2 – 3 years of post-secondary education in a related human service field
1- 2 years of experience in working with people with intellectual disabilities
Ability to provide leadership through mentoring
Excellent communication and creative planning skills
Well developed coordination/planning skills
Must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record check, hold a valid class 5 driver’s license, be able to work flexible schedules and travel throughout the province

Salary: $33,100 – $35,600/year

This is a term position to March 31, 2007 with the possibility of extension. Deadline for applications is October 12, 2007.

Please forward your resume to Judy Hannah at the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, 3031 Louise Street, Saskatoon SK S7J 3L1 or via email to judy.hannah@sacl.org