Conference Overview

The National Supported Employment Conference is a unique forum to network and access professional development, as well as to share creative ideas and best practices with delegates from across Canada. 


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.

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...

The Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

288 Portage Ave , Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Room rate: $169/night under the block name: Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

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