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Events September is Disability Employment Month

September is Disability Employment Month in British Columbia. This is an opportunity for organizations to celebrate and recognize employees with disabilities within our own organizations, and raise awareness about accessible employment throughout the province.

Disability Employment Month information will be featured on accessibleemployers.ca, and Marco and Mahin will be tweeting regularly from @AccessEmployers.

Here are some ideas for how you can get involved

Celebrate Disability Employment Month in your organization:

  • Promote your organization’s commitment to accessible, inclusive employment by writing a CEO Blog on your intranet recognizing Disability Employment Month.
  • Share a prepared Disability Employment Month article, provided by the Accessibility and Inclusion Consultants, on your intranet
  • Invite employees with disabilities to share their stories on a blog or intranet
  • Host an event recognizing employees with disabilities, like an Open House or Breakfast with the CEO
  • Launch an employee accessibility committee within your organization

Create Awareness:

  • Promote your organization’s commitment to accessible, inclusive employment by putting a public statement on your website
  • Promote Disability Employment Month information and activities through social media
  • Share accessibleemployers.ca with your networks and encourage them to sign up for the newsletter
  • Invite your colleagues to reach out to Marco & Mahin with additional success stories and case studies about your organization to add to the Accessible Employers website

Participate in Community Events:

  • Attend a WorkBC Employment Service Centre event in your community
  • Participate as a panelist or speaker at an accessible employment event

If you’d like some additional ideas or support, or if you’re interested in participating in a community event, please contact Marco or Mahin.


Past Events:

Photos from May – June Activities:

(left) Marco Pasqua, Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, Presidents Group, Kirsten Sutton, vice president of and managing director at SAP Labs Canada, (centre) Brad McCannell, vice president of access and inclusion with the Rick Hansen Foundation and Rick Hansen, founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation, celebrate a ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating at SAP Labs’ Yaletown office. Kirsten stands in a circle talking to Marco, Brad and Rick in their wheelchairs Both table set up with Presidents Group resources on it.
Agenda for Hire Diverse Talent event sits on top of a table with a Presidents Group postcard above it. Jamie Millar-Dixon, Recruitment Specialist, BC Partners in Workforce Innovation, Taylor Chobotiuk, Manager, People and Engagement, Tacofino and Lisa Beecroft, Owner, Gabi & Jules sit side-by-side on stage. Connor Levy, Harris & Co, presents behind a podium