Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life will continue their support as a Major Gift Corporate Sponsor of the Neil Squire Society’s Working Together program with a contribution totaling $75,000 over the next 3 years. Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been supporting the Society’s disability employment programs for the past 10 years. Their funding will allow the Neil Squire Society to keep up with the surge in demand for services in new communities and provinces across Canada.
Dr. Gary Birch, Executive Director of the Neil Squire Society has been invited by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, to participate in the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity. The Ministerial meeting takes place from June 21-23, 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.
Dr. Gary Birch, Officer of the Order of Canada, and a recognized global expert on the impact of assistive technology for people with disabilities, will be representing civil society and the coordination mechanism as co-chair of Round Table 3 of the 9th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place June 14-16, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, New York.