Louie DiPalma of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to Discuss AODA at Chamber Breakfast

Louie Dipalma HeadshotHALIBURTON, ON, October 24, 2018 For Immediate Release – The Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce (HHCC), the voice of business in the Highlands, is supporting local organizations as they meet the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We are proud to announce that Louie DiPalma, Vice President of Small Medium Enterprise Programs will be the speaker at the November Chamber Breakfast. The topic will be the Discover Ability Network.

On Tuesday, November 6th, at 7:30 AM, Louie DiPalma will be providing attendees with a learning experience called the “Discover Ability Network”, at Molly’s Bistro Bakery in Minden, Ontario. This cutting-edge workshop reviews the AODA, describes the advantages of developing an inclusive workforce, and promotes the business case for hiring persons with disabilities. In addition, Louie is a tremendous resource to have at our fingertips during this HHCC professional development event.

Disability impacts the lives of many Ontarians, and the numbers of people with disabilities is increasing as the population ages. Today, one in seven Ontarians have a disability. Over the next 20 years, with an aging population, this number will rise to one in five. People with disabilities represent a relatively untapped source of skilled workers that could solve many staffing shortages and hiring people with disabilities has been proven to increase employee satisfaction and loyalty1.

The HHCC would like to invite members of the public, along with HHCC members to join us for this unique opportunity to expand their awareness on this important issue with this highly knowledgeable speaker.

The cost for non-members is $25 and the cost for members is $20. If you would like more information and to register, please go to our website, www.haliburtonchamber.com, or call us at 705-457-4700.

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