Join us on October 18th from 7:45 am-11:00 am for our Press Conference- The Launch of the National Employers' Toolkit: the HIRE for TALENT at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Vancouver downtown- 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3.

As a proud sponsor for the HIRE for TALENT national launch press conference, Open Door Group will partner with BC Career Development Association to host a press conference and breakfast networking event to BC's top employers, community service providers, and media agencies that have been supporting the career development field for years. Through the complimentary employers' toolkit, we are hoping to raise awareness and engage the employers in hiring multiple barriers candidates (with a special focus on people with disability), promote the skills of people who have disabilities, as well as the benefits that this part of the population brings to the work force. The toolkit will help employers become familiar with disabilities and gain the needed confidence to recruit, hire and retain people with disabilities and how it will help businesses perform. Our ultimate goal is to help building an inclusive Canadian workforce!

Date and Venue

WHEN: October 18, 2017. Registration starts at 7:45 am and the conference starts at 8:45 am sharp. The breakfast will start at 8:00 am sharp.

WHERE: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, downtown Vancouver, 1133 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3

WHO: BC's top employers, community service providers, press and media agencies career practitioners,


Wednesday, October 18, 2017



7:45 am


Buffet Breakfast

7:45 am-8:45 am


Conference Open

8:45 am


Opening Remarks

8:45 am-9:00 am


The National Launch Live Stream

9:00am-9:45 am


Q & A with the CEO

9:45 am-10:00 am


Special Guest Speakers' Presentations

10:00 am-10:50 am


Closing Remarks

10:50 am- 11:00 am


*Tea and coffee will be served during the conference.

Conference Facilitation

  • Our conference is wheelchair accessible.
  • We offer delicious vegetarian and gluten free options to attendees.
  • Buffet Breakfast, Coffee and Tea
  • Wi-Fi
  • Attended guests will be given the free printed the HIRE for TALENT employers' toolkit
  • Please pick up your name tag at the registration desk. If you couldn't find your name tag, please kindly let our staff know so that we can have it printed for you immediately at the conference.

Dress Code and Additional Requirements:

Please dress in business casual.

This is a fragrance-free conference. Please help us to accommodate those who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume, aftershave, scented hand lotion, fragranced hair products and/or scented products.

Parking Rates

The hotel parking rates are various from $14.00 to $35.00 for all day parking. for more information, please visit this link:

Press Conference- The Launch of the National Employers' Toolkit: the HIRE for TALENT

  • October 18, 2017
  • 1133 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    V6E 3T3