In this session we will provide you with tools to better assist volunteers who have disabilities find roles that are not only a good match but also rewarding for them on an individual basis. We will examine some of the common types of barriers people with disabilities face and provide tips and ideas for overcoming these barriers.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Location: Norwood Hotel ( Tache Room)
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Networking
8:30 a.m. – Greetings from MAVA
8:45 a.m. – Manitobans with Disabilities – Finding Good-Match Volunteer Roles
Deadline for Sign-up: Friday, September 9th
Members - 30$
Non-Members - 50$
Heather Hiscock is a Training Coordinator at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Therapeutic Recreation at the University of Waterloo, Heather began working with children and older adults with disabilities, specializing in the area of increasing active living opportunities. Heather provides the leadership in the facilitation of the training program at SMD which is delivered to people of all ages.
In this role she is responsible for assessing needs, designing training activities, facilitating training sessions and evaluating their success for a broad range of training programs to educate the community, schools, and businesses. Her role at SMD also includes being an active member of the United Way in-house campaign. In addition, she is an active volunteer within the non-profit sector, and an Aquatic Fitness Instructor. When she isn’t working Heather can often be found swimming laps at the pool, planning her next vacation or attempting a DIY project (usually from something she found on Pinterest).