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Leadership Lab Lunch & Learn – Accessibility Act – Central Region
March 4, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
All are welcome to join Tovah Sherman, CEO and cofounder of reachAbility, for a discussion of the new Nova Scotia Accessibility Act.
Topics covered will include the a review of the act, an update of its implementation and next steps, community engagement, empowerment and accessibility, the legislation’s impacts on organizations as well as potential opportunities surrounding the act.
A lunch will be provided courtesy reachAbility.
Tova Sherman is the CEO and co-founder of reachAbility; a non-profit registered charity that was established in June 2000 to equalize the playing field for Nova Scotians living with all types of barriers. In this role, Tova is responsible for all aspects of the agency, ranging from human resources and training to strategic / business development and project development and management. With over 20 years of experience and partnering with key disability stakeholders throughout Nova Scotia and beyond, she is frequently consulted by government and media and she sits on several boards including Nova Scotia Judiciary Advisory Council and the QEII Redevelopment Patient, Family and Public Advisory Committee. Ms. Sherman has provided expert testimony to the joint parliamentary committee on disability, as well as to the Nova Scotia Legislature on Bill 59 in 2017.
Ms. Sherman delivers internationally recognized education and awareness programs to governments and throughout the corporate and charitable sectors.
Tova’s solution-based approach to achieving learner potential has been featured in the media, and notably in a 2013 TEDX Talk presentation.
Tova Sherman is credentialed by Cornell University (Executive Management) and her success has been recognized across Canada (The 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honor, YWCA Woman Entrepreneur, CBA: Canada Law Day Award, Mel Hebb Award and more.)