SOURCE: Scotiabank




November 30, 2015 06:00 ET

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally. Scotiabank and JOIN Celebrate the 12th Annual Fall Employer Conference in Toronto

The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services and Honourable Mike Lake, MP, Edmonton-Wetaskiwin to Address Participants at This Year's Conference

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 30, 2015) - Scotiabank is partnering with JOIN to celebrate their Annual Fall Conference, focused on "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - Learning through our differences - Global best practices."

"Our government recognizes and values the important contributions made by individuals with disabilities to our communities, and to our workforce," said Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services. "I'm pleased to see that this year's JOIN conference will continue its tradition of showcasing new approaches and opportunities to match people with disabilities to meaningful employment."

Over the years, Ontario JOIN has offered conference delegates relevant information and resources related to accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in Canadian communities, workplaces and for customers globally. This year is no exception with international experts and award winners sharing their best practices with the attendees.

"JOIN recognizes that we can no longer work in isolation on this very important issue. Together we need to learn from each other and tap into new talent pools that have been and continue to be overlooked," said Deepak Soni, Chair, Ontario JOIN Board of Directors. "The unemployment rate for persons with disabilities is five times higher than any other demographic in our country."

"Scotiabank is proud to be the title sponsor of this conference for the 7th consecutive year," said J.P. Savage, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technology Management Office, Information Technology & Solutions at Scotiabank. "Scotiabank is committed to demonstrating how inclusion makes us stronger by providing an inclusive and accessible experience for all our customers and employees."

November 30, 2015

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9

The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services
Honourable Mike Lake, MP, Edmonton-Wetaskiwin
Dr. Helen Evrard, Luncheon Keynote
Wounded Warriors and Military Veteran Panel
Specialisterne, SAP and CIBC
Ernst & Young
AWARE (The Asian Workplace Approach that Respects Equality) project builds on the work of Disability Rights Promotion International
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou, Holland Bloorview
J.P. Savage, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Technology Management Office, Information Technology & Solutions at Scotiabank

About Ontario JOIN
Ontario JOIN is a non-profit registered charity that brings together job seekers with disabilities and employers. JOIN Vision -- Together we will help to build a society where persons with disabilities are part of an inclusive workforce. JOIN represents 29 service providers who offer employment support to persons with disabilities. The total number of clients JOIN agencies serve is greater than a quarter of a million clients -- majority of whom are looking for meaningful employment.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada's international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 87,000 employees and assets of $863 billion (as at July 31, 2015), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank's media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankNews.

Contact Information

  • For media enquiries only:

    Sharon Myatt
    Senior Leader and Employer Development Consultant
    JOIN Ontario
    (416) 320-3870

    Gillian Dykeman
    Public, Corporate and Government Affairs
    (416) 866-4826