Lunch and Learn

SPECIAL EVENT! Employer Panel Discussion: First-hand Tips on how to get Hired (in digital marketing!)
With Holly Penner, Workforce Opportunities Specialist, Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist, Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO of Make A Change Canada, and Special Guest: Vincent Bucciachio; Founder and CEO of SociallyInfused Media
Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Make A Change Canada is pleased to present this upcoming employer forum with special guest Vincent Bucciachio, Founder and CEO of SociallyInfused Media Ltd. In five short years, Vince has built a successful agency...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility: The Best IDEA for Business Success
With JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Business Advisor, and Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Specialist

Thursday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

More consumers than ever are demanding that businesses demonstrate social responsibility and awareness. As a result, a commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in the workplace is no longer optional - it is critical to business success. If you are an employer intrigued by the idea of giving back, doing...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Barriers to Accessibility and Accommodations
With Trish Robichaud, Work Life Inclusion Coach at Changing Paces
Tuesday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Whether they are using public transit or public restrooms, finding and maintaining employment, or accessing buildings and dealing with less-than-patient attitudes, people with disabilities face accessibility challenges in all aspects of life. A barrier can be anything that keeps you from fully participating in all aspects of society because of a disability, and can be both visible and...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Top Interviewing Techniques to Redefine your Workforce
With Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist, and Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Are you an employer or business owner looking to refine your interviewing skills? Knowing which questions to ask potential candidates during your interviews can greatly improve your chances of identifying the candidate who will be a great fit with your organizational culture and who is the most qualified for the job. In this webinar Melissa and Tara will...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Best Practices for Managing a Virtual Team
With Make A Change Canada's Management Team
Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

These days it seems like everything is going online. Whether you are getting your first taste managing a virtual work team or are already a pro, you still need to be aware of current best practices. In this lunch and learn event Make A Change Canada’s management team will discuss the essential tools and information needed to support and engage a virtual work team. Topics include fostering workplace engagement,...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Being the Boss – Payroll Considerations and Your Employees
With Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO
Tuesday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Does the idea of engaging others in growing your business and knowing how to set up to pay them leave you feeling overwhelmed? Are you a new business owner specifically looking for answers when it comes to setting up your financials related to payroll? You may feel apprehensive, but it doesn’t have to be this way. In this session you will learn the pros and cons of hiring employees versus subcontractors. You will...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Numbers Right and Ready – Understanding the Cash Flow and Financial Statements
With Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO
Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Does the idea of setting up your books and preparing your financial statements leave you in a cold sweat? You are likely lacking information and guidance and feeling unsure just where to begin. Fear is a common reaction for many small businesses, but it will only impede your progress in preparing the very documents every traditional lender needs to see. Join Anne-Marie and Barbara...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Debunking the Myths and Celebrating the Benefits of Hiring Persons with Disabilities
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In Canada, 3.7 million (or 20% ) of working age adults (25 to 64 years) are reported to have one or more disabilities. Among those aged 25 to 64 years, persons with disabilities were less likely to be employed (59%) than those without disabilities (80%). This remains the case despite numerous positive outcomes and success...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Diversity and Inclusion Awareness
With JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist, and Barbara Kemper, Job Developer
Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Employers have determined including a commitment to diversity is not only a positive thing to do, but it enables them to tap into a skilled pool of employees they may not have previously considered. Find out how hiring for diversity and inclusion can benefit your business and how Make A Change Canada can help you find qualified, remote candidates who self-identify as living with a...

NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Debunking the Myths and Celebrating the Benefits of Hiring Persons with Disabilities
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)
Persons with disabilities in Canada make up 11 percent of the population aged 25 to 64. While the numbers are great, they are less likely to be employed or seek employment compared to those living without a disability. This reality remains despite numerous positive outcomes and success stories reported by employers across the...

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