Which Alberta Companies Have the Greatest Vision for Employing Diverse and Inclusive Workforces? Find Out on October 25

DEAM-Awards-250The Calgary Employment First Network invites you to the Disability Employment Awareness Month Employer Awards Gala, honouring innovative organizations that are leading the charge in hiring and accommodating Albertans with disabilities. Six winners will be chosen from 30 worthy nominees.  The DEAM Employer Awards will be attended by leading members of the private and public sectors, including the Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services, and John Stinson, Assistant Deputy Minister – Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Division, Community and Social Services.

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month – More Government Action Needed

Inclusion-AlbertaInclusion Alberta applauds The Honourable Irfan Sabir, Minister, Community and Social Services and the Alberta government for recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and the hopes and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities for meaningful employment. Inclusion Alberta would now like to see a renewed commitment by the Alberta government in becoming a leader in inclusive hiring and job development for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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New CEO Joins the Herd at Zebra Child Protection Centre in Edmonton

Zebra-CentreThe Zebra Child Protection Centre is thrilled to announce that Bill Meade has joined the herd as Chief Executive Officer. Bill joins the Zebra Centre after three decades of experience in government and child and family services, serving as Assistant Deputy Minister for the Public Security, Justice and Solicitor General and Children’s Services. He also brings extensive leadership experience from his time as Chief Executive Officer of the Child and Family Services Authority in Calgary and Edmonton, and numerous other leadership positions with community and social services organizations.

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Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) Launches Elections 2017 Campaign, #LiftHerUp

Lift-Her-Up-CampaignThe Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters is launching its 2017 Municipal elections campaign: #LiftHerUp. The campaign was created by directors of Alberta’s forty-one women’s shelters in 2016, responding to violent and hateful chants outside the Alberta Legislature. The campaign is a call to action to end sexist and violent language and behaviours towards women in public life – during and beyond the upcoming municipal elections.

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