Summer of Connexion - Toronto, ON

Join the ConnexFM Team for the “Summer of Connexion"

 Start Date - End Date

May 25, 2023

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Early Bird Discount Deadline


Registration Deadline

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Join the ConnexFM Team for the Summer of Connexion Event in Toronto, ON!

Accessibility in Concrete & Building Terms: Experiences From a Mom on Wheels

Barrier-Free is what Canada’s Accessibility Act promises to the 6.2 million Canadians living with a disability. But what does “barrier-free” mean and what barriers is this act referring to?

During this event you will learn from a decade long disability advocate and a mom with an acquired disability, Marjorie Aunos, who will show you the meaning of accessibility from her perspective as a wheelchair user.

Discussions will include what accessibility looks like for people with different disabilities, what challenges the retail sector is facing as it relates to accessibility, and steps facility managers can and should take in anticipation of the impending legislation in Canada.

Learner Outcomes:

  1. What barrier-free truly means from the perspective of a disabled person/parent.
  2. How creativity, innovation and a solution-focused mindset ensures inclusion.
  3. How creating accessible spaces leads to consumer loyalty with or without disability.

Speaker: Marjorie Aunos, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author & Speaker, PBEC Inc.

Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON, M9W 1J5

You Belong at the Summer of Connexion as much as You Belong at ConnexFM!


All times reflect event city’s local time zone

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (Council Members Only)

Canada Council Meeting

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation: Accessibility in Concrete & Building Terms: Experiences From a Mom on Wheels

Marjroie Aunos, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author & Speaker, PBEC, Inc.

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM


1:45 PM - 2:35 PM

Roundtable Discussions

Topics include: What Accessibility Looks Like for People with Different Disabilities

Accessibility Challenges/Solutions Facilities are Currently Facing

Steps Facility Managers Can Take in Anticipation of the Impending Legislation in Canada

2:35 PM - 4:00 PM

Networking Reception

Networking Reception sponsored by Facility Plus

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
ConnexFM Staff
Friend of Connex
Multi-Site Member $29.00
Supplier & Professional Services Members $99.00
Trial Members ONLY

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Location Information

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
801 Dixon Rd
Toronto, ON M9W 1J5

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