CEFN logoThe Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN) celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month every October.  It is important to us to recognize and celebrate the outstanding inclusive employers and diverse employees involved in disability employment. Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016 features a wide range of exciting events that would not be possible without the support of this year’s partners: 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. On October 4, the Calgary Employment First Network invites you to our kick-off event, where Mayor Naheed Nenshi will officially proclaim October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM).

I would’ve hired him, but he was in a wheelchair.

She was the best person for the job, but she’s blind.

His resume was amazing. Too bad he has MS.

On October 4th, you’re invited to find out how a dedicated group of Calgarians are working to make statements like these obsolete.

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When:  October 4, 2016

Time:  3:00pm to 3:30pm

Where:  Calgary’s City Hall Atrium

Who:  Mayor Naheed Nenshi and VIPs and partners from the Calgary Employment First Network

In addition to the Mayor’s proclamation, we’ll feature the official launch of DEAM 2016 and details on upcoming DEAM events, including a seminar on Inclusive Leadership, the DEAM Film Fest, Mount Royal University’s “New Conversations” on inclusive communities, and our DEAM Employer Awards event on October 26th.

We look forward to seeing you on October 4 at  City Hall, 3:00 pm.

About the Calgary Employment First Network (CEFN):

The CEFN is dedicated to helping Calgary Business recruit and include employees with disabilities. We believe that a diverse workforce is a stronger and more engaged workforce. It is the mission of the CEFN to assist employers to increase workplace diversity and inclusion. This collaboration between local service providers is designed to strengthen the resources and services available to employers, and to provide a larger talent pool of prospective candidates.

For more information please contact:

Alexi Davis
Communications
alexi.davis@prospectnow.ca
T: 403-463-7803
www.calgaryemploymentfirst.ca