Invitation to Interviews/Focus Group on Workplace Discrimination

Posted: 8 November 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is currently conducting a research study titled, “Discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in the workplace.”

What is the research about

The aim is to understand the full range of potentially unknown or invisible forms of discrimination through interviews, journaling and focus group discussions with persons with disabilities and their caregivers. This is a collaborative project with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. The findings will contribute to the Enabling Masterplan 2017-201, DPA’s Public Education Campaign 2017, and anti-discrimination legislation proposal. 

For this study, DPA hopes to recruit people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers/parents, who are currently or formerly employed.

Focus Group Discussions

DPA would like to invite you to participate in a Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The FGD will last no more than 2 hours. Prior to the FGD, a short questionnaire will be sent to you as preparation and to collect relevant information. All participants will receive a $50 NTUC voucher. (more…)

Position: Disabled People’s Association Administrative Assistant

Posted: 1 November 2016

Note: This position has been filled.  We will introduce our new Admin Assistant soon.

Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is looking for an Administrative Assistant to support the Administration Manager in daily clerical tasks and be the friendly face that welcomes and interacts with visitors and members at DPA’s office in the Community Hub at Jurong Point Shopping Centre. DPA welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds in our inclusive workplace, including those with disabilities.

Role 

  1. Perform general administrative work such as filing, typing correspondences, update records, letters, emails, etc
  2. Assist in the administration, preparations and co-ordination of events, programmes and activities
  3. Handle calls, visitors and email enquiries
  4. Requisition and purchasing of main office pantry supplies, postage, stationery, etc
  5. Manage membership registration systems
  6. Perform banking and simple book-keeping
  7. Other ad-hoc administrative support and duties as assigned  (more…)

Purple Parade 2016

Posted: 13 October 2016

Have you heard of The Purple Parade ? It’s a nationwide movement that supports inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with disabilities. Come down to Suntec City on 5 Nov 2016 to join the parade and show your support!

Date: 5 November 2016, Saturday
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Venue: Suntec City (Outdoor Space)
Guest of Honour: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam

For more information about, please visit www.purpleparade.sg

Invitation to Journal Writing on Workplace Discrimination

Posted: 26 August 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) is conducting a research study titled, “Discrimination faced by persons with disabilities in the workplace.” The aim is to understand the varieties of discrimination (known or invisible) people with disabilities face in the workplace and appreciate the social and economic consequences of such actions. This is a collaborative project with the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

As part of our data collection process, the DPA hopes to recruit persons with disabilities, as well as their caregivers/parents, who are currently or formerly employed to participate in journal writing. Participants will be asked to keep detailed journals regarding their experiences at work for one month. Upon completion of the journals, participants will receive a $100 voucher.

Prior to the start of journal writing, participants will undergo a training session on Saturday, 10 September 2016 (10:00 am to 12:45 pm) at DPA’s office, which is located at 1 Jurong West Central 2, #04-01, Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Singapore 648886. The training session will introduce the process of journal writing and provide guided questions to help participants write more specifically about their experiences at work.

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In memory of Mr S R Nathan

Posted: 26 August 2016

The Disabled People’s Association (DPA) mourns the passing of former president Mr S R Nathan. DPA has had the opportunity to meet Mr Nathan, and fondly remembered him to be a warm and approachable President who was strongly committed to social causes, including DPA’s work. Mr Nathan was a guest of honour at one of our fundraising events, A Night of Hope, back in 2009.

Mr Nathan firmly believed in the importance of building an inclusive society. Having grappled with poverty in his growing-up years, Mr Nathan was a passionate advocate of the social service sector. During his term of office, he launched the annual President’s Challenge charity fundraising initiative in 2000 with a vision to build a more caring and compassionate nation. The Challenge has hitherto raised over $100 million for over 500 beneficiaries.

Mr Nathan’s passion for social justice and fairness was further demonstrated in the establishment of the S R Nathan Education Upliftment Fund, which gives aid to financially needy students at the polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education. Mr Nathan was also known to hold his own “Meet-the-People sessions” where he would listen to the concerns of Singaporeans during his daily morning walks in East Coast Park.

DPA will always remember Mr Nathan as a strong advocate for social justice and fairness. His passing is a great loss to the social service sector and to the nation as a whole. Mr Nathan will be profoundly missed.

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