Conference Overview

We take everyone’s health and safety seriously, the Canadian Association for Supported Employment has transitioned the ‘in person’ conference to a VIRTUAL CONFERENCEIt is still from September 29th, til October 1st 2020 


What is Supported Employment?

Supported employment is a person-centered approach to assisting individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and maintain integrated competitive paid employment. It works by the job seeker receiving individualized help from a support person to achieve successful employment. The job seeker, support person and employer form a partnership to match the needs of the employer with the skills of the job seeker and to assist in the job seeker’s career enhancement and long-term satisfaction, for both the job seeker and employer. Visit for more information.


What does that mean for your registration? 

Apart from the physical component, your registration to the virtual conference gives you the same advantages if not more. 

What are the advantages of the online Platform ?

On the CASE Conference Virtual Platform, you will be able to: 

  • Create your own agenda
  • Watch and take part in workshops and plenary sessions
  • Participate in the LIVE Q&A with presenters at the end of each sessions
  • Chat with Exhibitors & Sponsors
  • Chat between delegates
  • Play games and win prizes
  • Access the WHOLE CONFERENCE for 1 week Post-Conference
  • Access Live Support for all your questions. 

Our platform will be user friendly and easy to use and we will guide you every step of the way. You will receive a guide on how to use the platform prior to the conference. Have a sneak peak below: 

Opening Keynote

 Chris Koch

Chris Koch

My name is Chris Koch (pronounced Cook). I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in the small farming and ranching community of Nanton, Alberta.  It was clearly established early on in my life that I would not be raised with pity or sympathy. My family could have treated my disability like a total tragedy but ins...