2nd SELF EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EXPO 2018
“You Could Do It & How It Would Fit into Your Life”

The RCD is supporting the National Access Awareness Week in Canada, by offering “an exposition of self-employment and entrepreneur resources for people with invisible illness and people living with a wide range of disabilities” – 2018 Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Expo.

National Access Awareness Week is a time to look forward and ask “What can be done to ensure the integration and inclusion of persons with disabilities in Canadian society.”


WHY - to empower entrepreneurs with disabilities in accessing reliable unbiased information and trusted support by bringing entrepreneurs together with educational and financial resources and support, all in one convenient time and place

WHEN - June 19, 2018, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE - Richmond Cultural Centre – Performance Hall and Atrium (7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC   V6Y 1R9)

WHO - Free Admission, everyone is welcome, especially people with disabilities who are or interested in self-employment and entrepreneurship

WHAT

Click here to view the Event Poster.

We are gathering an amazing list of support agencies and financial resource “Mentors”, and many of them returned from last year. The purpose is to bring these “Mentors” together with “Peer Example Businesses” to provide a full circle informational learning experience. It is an extremely rare opportunity to “access” all this information at one convenient time and place.
The following opportunities will be offered:

 

Online registration
Registration Deadline: June 17, 2018

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Pre-book 15-min sessions

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Balance Forward Balance Forward
Patty Emry who was born a twin less twin and with severe bodily function issues. Patty has rallied and cultivated a robust and outrageous approach to life that has seen her through over twenty-two surgeries in her lifetime.
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Forum for Women EntrepreneursForum for Women Entrepreneurs
The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE) is a Vancouver-based charity that educates mentors and connects women entrepreneurs to be wildly successful, promoting strong economies and thriving communities.
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Langara Small BusinessLangara Small Business
Langara College Continuing Studies’ Small Business & Entrepreneurship offers practical courses and programs that help students advance their goals quickly, from developing and testing business ideas to improving customer service and learning how to analyse financial statements.
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Launch AcademyLaunch Academy
We are a tech incubator providing You with the mentorship, resources, network and environment you need to launch, fund and grow your start-up.
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Neil SquireNeil Squire
The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over thirty years empowered Canadians with disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs.
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Raymond LauRaymond Lau
Raymond Lau is a respected Financial Advisor, a Richmond Business Owner and a member of the Richmond Disability Community. He understands the challenges on running a business with a disability. His specialty is all ranges of insurance, TFSA, RRSP, RRIF, RESP & Disability.
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RCD - SILS (Louise) RCD - SILS (Louise)
The Project strives to ensure that its participants are in the driver’s seat of their life. Whether being assisted to seek out needed information, to discover a career path, a recreational or volunteer opportunity
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Success RichmondSuccess Richmond
The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Youth Business Innovative Idea Startups (Youth BiiS) Program is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Job Fund to empower eligible young adults between 18 and 29 in their process for self-employment / business start-up in Metro Vancouver. Youth BiiS provides free business coaching for young adults.
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Van City Credit UnionVan City Credit Union
Community based banking advice. Van City administrates the Community Futures Loan program as well as having many unique financing options for small business.
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