October is disability employment awareness month

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October.

The purpose of Disability Employment Awareness Month is to promote employment inclusion for people with disabilities and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. NDEAM (a federal initiative celebrated in the U.S. every October since 1945), is gaining traction in Canada with a number of provinces proclaiming October as Disability Employment Month, including Alberta.

We want to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including people with disabilities.

Disability Employment Awareness Month from CEFN

The Calgary Employment First Network is proud to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month every October. It is important to us to recognize and celebrate the outstanding inclusive employers and diverse employees that we work with.

We were proud to celebrate DEAM 2017 by partnering with Alberta Community and Social Services, The City of Calgary, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Calgary Economic Development, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, and Picture This Film Festival.

Disability Employment Awareness Month. The CEFN is proud to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month every October. It is important to us to recognize and celebrate the outstanding inclusive employers and diverse employees that we work with. DEAM 2016 featured a wide range of exciting events that would not have been possible without the support of this year’s partners. We would like to applaud Alberta Human Services, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, The City of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Picture This Film Festival, and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for their dedication to inclusive employment. Calgary Employment First Network CEFN. Youtube Jan 16,  2017

Source Employ Abilities

Also see
Upcoming Learning and Events Canadian Association for Supported Employment CASE
Why Does Disability Employment Awareness Month Matter? Calgary Employment First Network CEFN
Working from home can help some people with disabilities Employ Abilities
Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) Alberta Government
Disability Employment Awareness Month Canadian Association for Supported Employment CASE
Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) The Pan Disability Connection
Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities The Conversation

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