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This article is a part of the Spring 2021 Disability Concerns Canada newsletter. In this newsletter, every edition will focus on a different Canadian classis and introduce its regional advocate. 

Disability Concerns Canada is excited to announce our annual training event for 2021. Last year, in the very middle of the pandemic, we shifted our conference—which typically takes place in person in Ontario in the spring—to an online learning series in October. This change allowed for people across Canada and the States to join us via Zoom. While we are still navigating this pandemic, Disability Concerns has chosen to repeat the experience for 2021! 

Join us every Thursday evening in October from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern for: 

Everybody Belongs, Serving Together: Launching the Newest Resource for Supporting People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

The Disability Concerns Ministry is excited to announce that we are launching our third edition of the Inclusion Handbook, which will now be titled Everybody Belongs, Serving Together. Church and Regional Advocates will be receiving their print edition in the mail within the next few months. It will be available by early June. What better way to introduce our community to the content of this newly updated handbook than by hosting a series where you get to meet the authors and hear from people working and supporting our community?!

Our speaker lineup includes:

Mark Stephenson, director of Disability Concerns Ministry CRCNA

Cara Milne, Regional Advocate of Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan, author, trainer, and consultant

Bethany McKinney Fox, pastor of Beloved Everybody Church, speaker, writer, coach

Dan Vander Plaats, director of advancement for Elim Christian Services

Keith Dow, manager of Organizational and Spiritual Life for Christian Horizons, contributor for The Disability and Faith Forum

Chantal Huinink, coordinator of Organizational & Spiritual Life for Christian Horizons, contributor for The Disability and Faith Forum

Exciting, right?! Make sure to save the dates in your calendar!

We will be releasing more details about the series, as well as how to register for this event, over the next few weeks. Updated information on how to join us will be posted on the Network, on Facebook, on Instagram, and in our DC Canada monthly newsletters

Looking forward to having you join our online series this October! 

Please note: Whether you live in Canada or in the United States, please join us online for this event.

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