The public launch of CNSIPSE took place on June 15, 2021, and information about that announcement is provided below. This page also provides occasional network updates, in descending chronological order.
UPDATE! (January 1, 2023) Joshua Gray is now the CNSIPSE Project Manager. Joshua has been an Employment Specialist with LiveWorkPlay since 2017 and brings with him extensive experience as a faciiitator and presenter.
UPDATE! (December 2, 2021) learn more about CNSIPSE and how it fits the LiveWorkPlay employment model and partnership with the federal public service from our panel presentation at Disability and Work in Canada 2021.
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 10, 2021
in addition to LiveWorkPlay, the membership of the Canadian Network Supporting Inclusive Public Service Employment (CNSIPSE) now includes:
- Semiahmoo House Society/WISE Employment Solutions
- Gateway Association
- SCE LifeWorks
- Community Living Mississauga
- Action main-d’oeuvre
- TEAM Work Cooperative
- Avalon Employment
- Inclusion NB
JUNE 15, 2021
On the occasion of the third online version of the Federal Employment Strategy Group, which saw record attendance of 75, including representatives from more than 25 federal departments and agencies, LiveWorkPlay announced the formalization of the Canadian Network Supporting Inclusive Public Service Employment (CNSIPSE). The network responds to a key challenge identified on page 25 of the ground-breaking case study “Making employment within the Public Service of Canada accessible and successful for people with intellectual disabilities and autistic persons” – ensuring the opportunity for successful hires of people with intellectual disabilities and autistic persons not only in the National Capital Region (NCR), but across the country.
The initial CNSIPSE membership includes 6 organizations outside of the NCR, with discussions underway to grow the network and expand the opportunity for successful public service employment outcomes across Canada which includes (so far) Newfoundland, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Learn more about the history of this initiative with our groundbreaking case study! En français, le nom est Réseau canadien pour le soutien de l’emploi inclusif dans la fonction publique (RCSEIFP).