Alberta Employment First Strategy
Employment provides us all with the opportunity to make more money, learn new skills, build new relationships and feel a closer connection to our community. But Albertans with disabilities have a 15% lower workforce participation rates than average due to a number of challenges including transportation difficulties and public perceptions.
The Alberta Employment First Strategy calls on governments, employers, agencies, and Albertans to work together to welcome more people with disabilities into our workplaces.
Please enjoy the free Employment First Webcast Series, an ongoing series to help Albertans understand the barriers, solutions and benefits to employing persons with disabilities.
- June 11, 2014 – Disability Innovations Symposium 2014 videos available
- May 23, 2014 – Employment First Strategy Making Progress report now available
- May 22, 2014 – New programs support employing Albertans with disabilities
- April 23, 2014 – Register for the May 22-23, 2014 Learning Symposium on Disability Innovations in Employment
- April 14, 2014 – Second Draft of the Employment First Strategy available
- April 11, 2014 – Public sector organizations working to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities
- February 28, 2014 – Enbridge Pipelines wins Employer of Persons with Disabilities Award of Distinction
- February 26, 2014 – CBC News story: The economic benefits of hiring disabled employees
- November 29, 2013 – Edmonton Journal story: Bigger market, trainees eyed by Anthony At Your Service
- November 7, 2013 – CBC News story: Calgary company aims to help reap rewards of autism
- October 25, 2013 – Business leaders to help improve job opportunities for Albertans with disabilities
- City of Edmonton’s employment program for people with intellectual disabilities
- Employer Perspective – David Murphy, Tony Roma’s, Red Deer
- Help Wanted video, Employabilities, Edmonton
- Hired for my ability video, Employabilities, Edmonton
- What people with disabilities can do... for you, Employabilities, Edmonton