April 9th, 2024


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM - Welcome & networking

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - Presentation session #1 and EmploymentWorks awards

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM - Networking

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM - Presentation session #2 and EmploymentWorks awards

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Networking

Once registered, attendees are welcome to join us for either session. Please note that session 1 and session 2 consist of the same information. Refreshments and light snacks will be available for guests.


Amsterdam Brewery Brewhall - Leaside Village

45 Esandar Dr, Toronto, ON M4G 4C5

Join us at Amsterdam Brewery Brewhall for NEUROinclusion Untapped | Workplace Solutions! Learn more about the benefits of workplace inclusion, and engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded professionals. Enjoy delicious food, and join insightful discussions on diversity. Let's raise a glass to diversity, inclusion, and the pursuit of a more equitable future. See you there!


Mark Wafer
Mark Wafer
Chair, Board of Directors
Abilities Global, Canadian Hearing Services
Mark Wafer is the former President and CEO of Abilities Canada, a fully inclusive sports complex and inclusion incubator. Until recently he was the owner of 14 successful Tim Hortons Restaurants in Toronto.

Mark is an internationally recognized expert on the economics of inclusion. He is an advisor to both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, he is responsible for Canada’s national disability employment strategy as well as the reform of basic income for Canada’s disabled. He is also an Honorary Canadian Citizenship officiant.

Mark and his wife Valarie are best known for their restaurants hiring practices with almost 250 workers with disabilities employed over 25 years.

Mark is a member of the Rotary club of Burlington lakeshore and the co-founder of the Rotary at work initiative

Mark has received many awards and recognition for his work most notably from her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He was inducted into the Canadian Disability hall of fame in 2014.

A prolific connector of people , Mark has raised over $100 Million in the disability and broader non-profit sector.

He is also a race car driver and a 2008 Canadian historic sports car champion