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The Encouraging Employment Inclusion Grant

The Encouraging Employment Inclusion Grant supports employers to enhance their capacity to develop inclusive and sustainable workplaces in the Alberta business community. These Inclusion Grants support employers to hire job-seekers with developmental disabilities who have had limited past work experience. The Inclusion Grants will serve to enhance existing employment service provision in the Calgary and Edmonton regions by providing additional tools for engagement. The project will provide job-seekers with the opportunity to build their skills, while giving them the chance to have meaningful employment and grow within companies in permanent positions. The project offers employers an opportunity to offset the typical costs of orientation, training and first year employee development. This grant is offered from April 2019 to August 2020 through Gateway Association and Calgary Alternative Employment Services.

DEAM 2017 – Employer Supports and Advice Panel

This panel discussion will bring together employer representatives and support organizations that have experience working with persons with disabilities to create inclusive workspaces. They will discuss:

  • Available supports
  • Inclusive hiring practices
  • Barriers people with disabilities face
  • How companies can help employees overcome barriers

Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST

Length: 1 hour

Speakers: Jon Garland, Renate Burwash, Anna-Maria LeMaistre and Chantelle Painter


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The Power of Collaboration Learning Series – DEAM 2017

In this webcast, our presenters from the DEAM 2017 Steering Committee will share information on the current state of disability services and the potential challenges and successes of collaboration. They will also share key learnings from past experience. Finally, the presenters will recommend how the audience can get involved in the events of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) 2017 in October.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. MST

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Speakers: Sean McEwen, Shauna McCallum and Renate Burwash

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