Joy McKinnon

New Concepts Coordinator | Canadian Association For Supported Employment (CASE)

Joy has over 3 decades of experience in 2 countries assisting both business and job seekers to create inclusive and diverse workplaces. This began in Texas where she developed Neighborhood Health Watch with VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). The program focused on single-parent, inner-city families to develop skills and work ethic to improve the standard of living, thus improving the general health of these disenfranchised citizens. The program has spread across the southern US and is still in operation today. The Texas Department of Public Health recognized Joy’s work with a Certificate of Appreciation in 1996. In 2000 Joy was awarded an Innovator Award in Manitoba for her work with Rural Entrepreneurs.

Joy works with business leaders to develop policies and strategies for hiring talent, this builds and maintains diverse inclusive workplaces which increase productivity and workplace morale. Her current role as New Concepts Coordinator with CASE’s Innovation Lab allows her to focus on finding innovative solutions to workforce challenges.

Joy holds a bachelor’s degree in education and is a certified facilitator.