Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services

Information Session: Disclosure & Accommodation in the Workplace

October 16, 2023

RRC Polytech’s Career Services, in collaboration with Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES), is hosting a virtual presentation on Disclosure & Accommodation in the Workplace for the Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) celebrated in October.

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) was first proclaimed in Canada in 2010 by the Province of Manitoba to promote the benefits of inclusive hiring.

To support this initiative, Career Services is inviting students to attend the following presentation:

Information Session: Disclosure & Accommodation in the Workplace

Disclosure & Accommodation can be critical aspects for students entering the workforce. This presentation will highlight its significance and offer clarity on why disclosure matters in your pursuit of employment.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

  • If disclosing a disability is necessary
  • When and how to disclose
  • What accommodations are and what is required for success in the workplace
  • What the employee’s role is in the accommodation process as well as the employer’s
  • What Duty to Accommodate and Undue Hardship are
  • How to execute an individualized plan

There will be time to ask questions at the end of this presentation.


  • Date: Monday, October 30th
  • Time: 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Location: MS Teams
  • The session won’t be recorded
  • ASL interpretation will be provided


  1. Log into RRC Hub and click the Career Bridge icon
  2. Click on “Events & Workshops” link on the left menu
  3. From the calendar, click on the event that you would like to register for
  4. Click the blue “Register for this event” button

If you have any questions about this event, please contact


Amber Hicks coordinates the RINT Project, a federally funded program at REES in Winnipeg that helps clients with physical disabilities and/or health conditions and employers create sustainable and inclusive work environments together. She serves on Manitoba Supported Employment Network’s Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) committee and Manitoba Association for Career Development’s board, as well as MACD’s Career and Workforce Development Month Committee. Amber is a certified Employment Counselor, Job Coach, Work/Life Strategist and Strong Interest Inventory Practitioner. Amber believes all should have access to equitable employment and herself identifies as a person with disabilities.

Lori Hurtig has been with Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) since December 2005. Her background includes adult education, vocational rehabilitation and human resources – always with a focus on employment. For the past number of years, Lori has held various positions with REES including Employment Counsellor in both intake and marketing, and Manager of Programs and Operations. Lori has enjoyed each of her roles at REES and is passionate about the work that REES does in the community. Lori believes that because disability will absolutely affect each and every one of us, either personally or through someone we know, and can occur through the aging process, through illness, or as a result of an unforeseen event, it is imperative that all individuals have the same opportunities to participate fully in all aspects of community life.

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) promotes employment of people with physical disabilities or health conditions. For more information on REES’ projects and supports, visit: Reaching E-Quality Employment Services.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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