The Pan Disability Connection (PDC) is a Collective Impact Initiative led by 10 organizations in Edmonton, working together to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to employment for persons with disabilities.

Welcome to the Pan Disability Connection. PDC is a Collective impact initiative led by 10 organizations in Edmonton, working together to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to employment for persons with disabilities.

In today’s job market, there are opportunities every step of the way to unite employers with employees seeking a chance to make a contribution and have the independence they deserve. At PDC we believe opportunity should be available to all, and we work with employers and employees of all abilities to identify and ensure inclusivity in the workplace and create opportunity for anyone looking to enter the workforce.

Working together since 2015, utilizing new ideas and effective tools for a greater success at matching employers with the right candidates for their workplace.

As a dedicated group, comprised of a network of employers, service providers and self-advocates, we are working towards a common goal; bringing new opportunity to all people with disabilities. Through events and activities, we promote inclusion and work with employers to find solutions to any issues that prevent disabled workers finding positions they both love and excel in.

Although our year-round work is crucial, each October we embrace Disability Employment Awareness Month, or DEAM.

Here, with the help of our valued partners and support, we take on challenges directly and find ways to provide practical support for employers who employ disabled people. These activities include our cash mob program, where we come together as a group to make purchases from businesses we wish to support and our kick off events we call upon our Alberta Government to take action and show support for DEAM.

PDC is able to help workers with disabilities thanks to the support and assistance of our valued partners, who work with us year-round to provide the essential help and guidance for employers and people with disabilities alike. Through our diligent work and the efforts of our team and partners, we break down barriers and create a better environment for employees of all abilities that has a lasting and positive impact on so many lives.