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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.