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.

In these unprecedented times, we are pleased to announce that the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) has moved the 25th Annual National Supported Employment Conference to September 29th – October 1, 2020. The program, location and opportunity to connect remain the same, and we look forward to welcoming you all to Winnipeg in the near future.

Everyone who already registered for the conference will have their registration automatically transferred to the new dates. The hotel is also moving over room bookings. If you would like to make a change to your registration please contact the event planner 

The call for award nominations continues to be open for your submissions to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals, agencies and businesses.


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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