Members from the Canadian Chapters of MPI celebrate with a variety of educational and networking activities focusing on the significance of the Canadian meetings industry and the value of meetings to the broader business community. Read more about NMID
The summer #MPIDIY is approaching! If you are curious about the benefits of becoming an MPI member, are looking to network with members in a small, casual setting with no registration costs – this is the perfect event for you to attend! Drop in, have a glass of wine and find out what your MPI colleagues have been doing this summer! Join us on August 22, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Rosie’s Southern Kitchen and Bar, 895 Bank Street.
There is no registration required, no cost to attend and is open to non-members. Attendees are responsible for the cost of food or beverage incurred by their purchase. It is a MPI Networking Event you will not want to miss!
Network & Nine is back and improved! Grab your golf clubs and attend the AGM all in one day! MPI Ottawa’s Annual Golf Day is taking place at Pine View Golf Course on Blair Road and will be followed by the AGM and Kick-off evening.
Meet Your Legal Obligations, Make Your Clients Happy and Get More Referrals
MPI Ottawa is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.EventsCouncil.org.
Event planners and suppliers are in the business of meeting their clients’ needs. As our population ages and the number of individuals with disabilities increases, those needs are rapidly changing. Did you know that only 30% of disabilities are visible? Most of the time you will not know if your clients have a disability and, consequently, you may not realize what limitations your programs and services have.
In Ontario, as in several other provinces, all organizations with one or more employees must meet some minimum accessibility standards. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) requires you to, for instance, train all part-time, full-time, seasonal and contract staff on the AODA, as well as develop policies on the AODA standards.
This session will clarify your legal obligations, provide you with guidance on how to become compliant with the law, and offer tips and best practices on how to become more inclusive, such as in your communications and marketing materials for events, way finding, etc. Hear what your peers are doing to make their businesses and events more inclusive and get suggestions from them on how to tackle the accessibility issues you are facing.
Make accessibility a business advantage that matters!
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
Understand their legal obligations for offering accessible events and services
Identify the work they need to do to meet, and exceed, existing accessibility laws
Get an opportunity ask to questions of an accessibility expert
Learn practical and easy to implement accessibility best practices
Receive assistance in resolving accessibility challenges/barriers
Identify how to gain an edge on competitors through increased accessibility
Network with peers to share success stories
Get resources and tips on how to create more inclusive meetings, conference and events
Constance Exley, Accessibility Ontario
Constance Exley is the CEO of Accessibility Ontario, an education and training organization that helps organizations of all types meet their provincial accessibility compliance requirements. Accessibility Ontario offers AODA online training, website accessibility audits, document remediation, and hands-on training on how to make accessible documents, websites, and mobile apps.
Constance has worked in collaboration with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (Government of Ontario) for many years and is currently leading two year-long education initiatives – one with the Ontario BIA Association and the other with the Ontario Camps Association. To learn more about Constance and Accessibility Ontario, visit www.AccessOntario.com