News & Events

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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DEAM 2017

The PDC is proud to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) every October. It is important to us to recognize and celebrate the inclusive employers and diverse employees that we work with.

Proclaim DEAM

Proclaim Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year we’re calling on the Government of Alberta to issue a formal Provincial Proclamation of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, inclusive employment will become a priority. We’re hoping with your help that 2017 is the year the Government of Alberta will issue an official Proclamation of DEAM.

Sign the petition today!

DEAM Employer Toolkit

If your’e interested in getting involved at your place of work, feel free to download our DEAM Employer Toolkit 2017 (PDF) created by our colleagues at the Calgary Employment First Network.