Released on October 2, 2018The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“Creating truly inclusive communities means everyone has economic opportunity,” Social Services Minister Paul Merriman said. “This can’t be done without employers who welcome people with disabilities into their workplaces. Disability Employment Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight this work and create awareness around the benefits of a diverse workforce.”
“This year, SARC is celebrating 50 years by reflecting on the important progress that people experiencing disability have made over the last five decades, including in achieving meaningful and competitive employment,” SARC Executive Director Amy McNeil said. “Looking ahead to the next 50 years, SARC envisions a workplace environment where employing people experiencing disability is the norm in all workplaces. As more and more companies evolve their hiring practices to include hiring people experiencing disability, they begin to realize that profitability increases, employee and customer loyalty rises and innovation is sparked.”
Through the Supported Employment Transition Initiative administered by SARC, the Government of Saskatchewan provides community-based organizations across the province with seed funding to develop employment programs to help people experiencing disability find work.
To learn more about inclusive employment and to access useful resources for employers, educators and job seekers, visit EmployLink at www.employlink.ca.
To learn more about Disability Employment Awareness Month and related initiatives, visit the SARC website at www.sarcsarcan.ca/pages/deam.
For more information, contact:
Immigration and Career Training
Phone: 306-933-0616 ext. 252
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