“Is this for you?"

The RCD is supporting the worldwide Invisible Illness Awareness Day by offering “an exposition of self-employment and entrepreneur resources for people with invisible illness and people living with a disability”.

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: May 6, 2017, 10 a.m. to 4 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:

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Please show up at the event on May 6, 2017

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Pre-Booking for Face-to-Face Meeting with Resource Providers (15-min session)

Important notes:

  1. Ensure you are available for the meeting time before proceeding to book.
  2. Book only one session per Resources Provider for each time slot, we hope to accommodate as many attendees as possible. (Don’t book more than one session per Resource Provider, or double-book yourself for different Resource Providers.)
  3. Once submit, there is no modification of your booking. If you need to cancel your booking,
    please email tom@rcdrichmond.org for assistance.

AM: Education & Support Resource Group

  10:15-10:30 10:30-10:45 11-11:15 11:15-11:30 11:30-11:45 12-12:15
Chloe Angus DesignsTitle:Chloe Angus Designs
Resource:-Peer example -Later life Disability
Email:chloe@chloeangus.com
Chloë Angus Design is a Canadian Fashion and Lifestyle brand working with Indigenous Artists. Chloe had a rare condition cause a SCI in 2015.
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Element IQTitle:Element IQ
Resource:- Social Media - Online Marketing
Email:search@elementiq.com
We're a team of dedicated individuals focused on helping you achieve your business goals through the web and social media marketing.
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Jennifer Tan “The Techie Mom”Title:Jennifer Tan “The Techie Mom”
Resource:- At home Business -Peer example
Email:jenn@thetechiemom.com
Jennifer is a stay at home mom doing virtual assistant work and computer tech support. This type of work is an option for many in the invisible illness community.
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Langara Small Business EducationTitle:Langara Small Business Education
Resource:- Education - Practical Learning
Email:yvirji@langara.ca
Langara College Continuing Studies’ Small Business & Entrepreneurship offers practical courses and programs that help students advance their goals quickly. This may be a logical first step in a plan to become and entrepreneur or small business owner.
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Neil Squire SolutionsTitle:Neil Squire Solutions
Resource:- Adaptive Equipment
Email:natet@neilsquire.ca
Our services are designed to assist individuals to stay in the workforce or re-enter the workforce with suitable workplace accommodations. This may involve the set-up of a workstation, a change in work habits, or the selection of assistive technology to accommodate specific needs.
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The Blind BeaderTitle:The Blind Beader
Resource:-Peer example
Email:theblindbeader@outlook.com
Amy Amantea is a legally blind artisan she donates portions of her profits to Vocal Eye Descriptive Arts
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PM: Financial Options & Opportunities Group

  1:30-1:45 1:45-2 2-2:15 2:30-2:45 2:45-3 3-3:15
Futurpreneur CanadaTitle:Futurpreneur Canada
Resource:-For 18-39 years old - Mentoring - Natio
Email:stoth@futurpreneur.ca
Has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing; mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.
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Raymond LauTitle:Raymond Lau
Resource:Peer Example -Life Long Disability -Financial Ad
Email:raymondlau328@shaw.ca
Raymond has over 20 years’ experiences in the finance & insurance industry. He can provide a wealth of knowledge & experience in solving individual client challenges regarding finance. Raymond lives with polio and is a problem solver.
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Sharon LambertTitle:Sharon Lambert
Resource:- Peer Example - Juggles family, business & a b
Email:sharon@sharonlambert.com
In 2009, this mother of three survived a car crash that left her with major injuries. After a difficult road to recovery and hard-fought healing, Sharon discovered voice over work. She found it was the perfect vehicle for channeling her irrepressible creativity and fostering a balanced life with her family. Before long, the voice over industry had a passionate new professional in its ranks.
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Van City (1)Title:Van City (1)
Resource:Small Business support - Community Focused
Email:desmond_chung@vancity.com
The ACED (Advice and Coaching for Entrepreneurs with a Disability) program can provide access to business services that help you apply for and receive microloan funding, enhance your business skills, and support the success of your business.
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Van City (2)Title:Van City (2)
Resource:Small Business support - Community Focused
Email:desmond_chung@vancity.com
The ACED (Advice and Coaching for Entrepreneurs with a Disability) program can provide access to business services that help you apply for and receive microloan funding, enhance your business skills, and support the success of your business.
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