September 1 2004
Susanne Bruyère Named Chair of Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET)
Susanne Bruyère, director of the Employment and Disability Institute, has been appointed to a 3-year term as chair of GLADNET. The GLADNET Association, affiliated with the ILO Disability and Work Programme, brings together research centers, universities, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities.
The objective of the Association is to promote disability policy and program reform with emphasis on integrated training and employment options for working age disabled persons. These objectives are achieved through collaborative applied research projects, and by the global exchange of information via the Internet.
As a part of Disabled Persons' International (DPI) Global Summit (pdf) in Winnipeg in September 2004, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and GLADNET are working together to gather the most innovative ideas from around the world to share with others in the Global Village exhibits and also three workshops on strategies to promote sustainable livelihoods for indigenous people, women, and youth with disabilities.