Time & Location
Jun 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
About the Event
All Hamilton Administrators of Volunteers (HAV) members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting!
Your attendance is appreciated as quorum is required for this meeting.
12:00-12:30 p.m. - AGM
12:30-12:45 p.m. - Years of Service Awards
12:45-1:30 p.m. - Accessibility & Accommodations in Volunteer Programs with guest speaker Katherine Hesson-Bolton (Diversity Employment Coordinator, McMaster University)
1:30-2:00 p.m. - Door Prizes & Networking
Biography - Katherine Hesson-Bolton
Diversity Employment Specialist, Student Success Centre, McMaster University
In 2018, the Student Success Centre launched the Career Access Professional Services (CAPS), with an increased focus on inclusive employment, accommodation supports and equity principles. The team takes an individualized approach when working with students, alumni, campus, and community partners.
Katherine’s consultative approach combines business relationship building skills, job placement, equity, accommodation supports, and retention services. She is responsible for identifying, developing, and cultivating relationships to increase employment and experiential learning opportunities for equity-deserving students, alumni, and those with barriers to employment.
Formally trained as an ASL Sign Language Interpreter, she has 25+ years within the not-for-profit sector prior to joining McMaster University.
Her employment has spanned front-line case management, freelance, and senior level fundraising and operational roles with March of Dimes Canada, Canadian Helen Keller Centre, Canadian Deafblind Association, Canadian Hearing Society, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and Mohawk College Accessible Learning Services. She is the Co-Chair of the Hamilton Job Developers Network and the Junior Development Officer with the Hamilton Hornets Rugby Football Club.
Katherine attributes her professional path as having been influenced over the years by her volunteer roles.