Meet the OCTC Team

Amy Widdows

Director of Corporate Engagement & Training

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Amy is a committed connector who is passionate about inclusive employment and using collaboration, relationship development and capacity building as tools to increase employment opportunities for people who have disabilities. She is a strong support professional, skilled in Non-profit Organization Management, Inclusive Employment, Social Enterprise, Community Development and Disabilities. Amy brings a breadth of over 20 years of knowledge and experience to the team working in Management roles in both not for profit Developmental Service Organizations as well as private sector Professional Employment Services.

Amy’s vision for an inclusive Ontario is what guides her to break down barriers and discover people’s gifts and talent.

Agnes Wojewoda

Disability Awareness Trainer

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Agnes, a seasoned professional with nearly two decades of combined experience in Employment Ontario programs and Business/Project Management is fervently passionate about enhancing employment and educational opportunities for people who have a disability. Holding a Master of Education from Yorkville University and certifications as a Career Development Practitioner and Job Development Specialist, she crafts impactful strategies attuned to evolving labour market needs.

With her collaborative spirit, Agnes ardently promotes Inclusive Workplaces and Disability Awareness, which is evident in her efforts to build connections among businesses, community partners, and Employment Service providers. Her wide-ranging experiences in diverse settings, encompassing private and non-profit/unionized environments, along with her life journey as an immigrant to Canada, provide her with unique insights, enabling her to champion inclusive employment with a holistic perspective.

Agnes also serves as a board member of Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) and Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee-Haliburton Highlands.
In her spare time, Agnes can be found visiting her daughter, chatting with her family around the world or gardening and playing with her dog.

Liz Gosse

Disability Awareness Trainer
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Liz Gosse is a Disability Awareness Trainer for the Ontario Disability Employment Network. Liz has worked with adult learners for over 10 years providing an inclusive, respectful learning environment and fostering a love of learning with others. She has experience working with and teaching people who have a disability and providing accommodations to ensure learners have the tools and knowledge to be successful in their learning journeys.

Liz is motivated to positively impact the lives of people who face barriers to education and employment. She is inspired to help make changes for her family members including her son who have a disability.

Pawrnaa Perinpanayagam

Marketing and Communications

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Pawrnaa Perinpanayagam is the Communications & Marketing Coordinator for the Ontario Corporate Training Centre team at the Ontario Disability Employment Network. Driven by her passion for people and an inclusive community, Pawrnaa is eager to establish OCTC’s presence within the community.

Pawrnaa possesses a wealth of experience in marketing, spanning across healthcare, non-profit, and small businesses. She has spearheaded the creation and implementation of numerous campaigns that have consistently grown a brand’s presence online. Pawrnaa is looking forward to finding the balance between traditional and digital marketing efforts within her role.

In her spare time, Pawrnaa enjoys sipping on a hot cup of tea while diving deep into a true-crime series and trying out new fitness classes such as Brazilian Ji-Jitsu and dance. She also is Master of Ceremonies for weddings, receptions and birthday parties and enjoys making others laugh.

Lila Jorgenson

Administrative Coordinator

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Lila Jorgenson is the Administrative Coordinator for the Ontario Corporate Training Centre team at the Ontario Disability Employment Network. She brings a wealth of experience and a strong educational background in social services to the role. A graduate of Algonquin College’s Social Service Worker program and with a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Ottawa, majoring in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in Indigenous Studies, Lila combines her academic knowledge with practical skills to provide administrative support.

Lila possesses work experience in retail management, administrative, and employment counsellor roles. In her previous work, Lila has provided employment service programs in the non-profit sector to youth who identify as having a disability to help them find sustainable employment opportunities. Lila also brings administrative experience and knowledge to her role.

In her free time, Lila is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outside with her two rescue dogs.