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New Inclusive Economy Roadshow in Kelowna

June 22, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

New Inclusive Economy Roadshow in Kelowna

Connect, learn and share knowledge on inclusive hiring and employment in Kelowna, B.C, during an interactive panel and presentation.

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


The New Inclusive Economy (NIE) is hosting a series of business-to-business conversations intended to share research project findings with employers throughout B.C.

On June 22, the New Inclusive Economy Roadshow will gather together employers with an inclusive employment story and employers who aspire to be disability inclusive, in Kelowna, for a panel discussion and presentation.

This is a free event, and we encourage you to share the following registration link with employers and self-employed people who may benefit from this conversation: https://nie-kelowna.eventbrite.ca.

Following the event, we will compile all notes taken and send them to all registered attendees to review and reflect.


Our commitment to facilitate meaningful and accessible conversations.

All New Inclusive Economy in-person events offer ASL translation and wheelchair access in all venues. When registering, please share any accessibility related information or requests on the Eventbrite form, to make this event as comfortable as possible to you.

If you have any questions or would like to further arrange for an accessibility need, contact us at cindy@newinclusiveeconomy.ca.

Meet Our Event Partners


  • Kelowna and West Kelowna WorkBC Centres
  • Kelowna Chamber of Commerce


Shari Avery & Glen McIntyre

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort

Peter Boyd

Owner, Peter’s Your Independent Grocer Kelowna

Mike Prescott

Project Manager, Disability Alliance BC

Leni Goggins

Director of Social Economy, inclusion Powell River



  • Guest Arrival and Breakfast
  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Welcome
  • Panel discussion
  • Moderated Q&A

About the New Inclusive Economy Business-to-Business Roadshow

In June, 2023, the New Inclusive Economy will be traveling to all eight economic regions of the province. The New Inclusive Economy Roadshow is a series of business-to-business conversations designed to engage with employers who want to learn more about how they can be a more inclusive and equitable employer.

Self-employed people and employers in B.C., and those who self-identify as having a disability, are all welcome to participate in these events.


About New Inclusive Economy

The New Inclusive Economy (NIE) is a British Columbia (B.C.) based, province-wide research project which aims to capture alternative economic approaches to inclusive employment and explore how employers recruit and retain people with disabilities.

The two-year research project will engage with employers and entrepreneurs with disabilities through an environmental scan, survey, interviews, focus groups and case studies, to answer these questions:


  • What workplace conditions and practices lead to meaningful employment for people with disabilities?
  • What are the alternative economic approaches to providing meaningful employment?


This project will result in a set of promising practices for employers and entrepreneurs who want to be more inclusive and equitable.

Through an engaging and accessible process, the New Inclusive Economy research aims to benefit people with disabilities who need and deserve to be recognized as having a place in the economy.


June 22, 2023
8:00 am - 9:30 am


Delta Grand Hotel
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3 Canada
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