FluidCanadian Accessible Procurement Workshop AGENDA

Canadian Accessible Procurement Workshop AGENDA


October 10, 9:00am – 5:00pm

October 11, 9:00am – 1:00pm


OCAD University, 230 Richmond St. WEST, 3rd floor, room 322, Toronto

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To engage multiple stakeholders in co-designing Canada’s accessible procurement strategy

Agenda (Eastern Time—ET)

Tuesday, October 10

  9:00   Meet and Greet

  9:30   Introductions, Framing and Group Formation (Moderator: Jutta Treviranus)

10:00   What is the future we want? How far away are we?

11:00   Break

11:15   Harmonization with EU and US?

• Insights from US: Karen Peltz-Strauss, David Capozzi, Deborah Kaplan

• Insights from EU: Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Gregg Vanderheiden

• Insights from Ontario & Manitoba: Ann Hoy, Yutta Fricke (John Wyndels)

  1:00   Lunch and continued conversation

  2:00   “Evergreen” strategies?

  3:00   Short-term concrete gains and long-term systemic gains?

  3:30   Coffee Break

  3:45   Scope: products and services (which are included?)

  4:15   Scope: public and private sector organizations (differential requirements?)

  5:00   Adjourn

Wednesday, October 11

  8:30   Meet and chat

  9:00   Scope: procurement processes (intervention opportunities)?

  9:45   Proactive accessibility strategies?

10:30   Break

10:45   Compliance evaluation, reporting, and testing?

11:15   Larger public-sector leadership?

12:00   How should Canada lead globally?

  1:00   Invitation to DEEP lunch and Panel

Group sessions will be moderated and scribed.

Please advise Pat Murray at pmurray@ocadu.ca of accessibility requirements by Oct. 2nd, 2017

RSVP to Jess Mitchell jmitchell@ocadu.ca by Oct 2nd, 2017