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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month!

As part of a national campaign, Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is celebrated throughout the province of Saskatchewan every October. Disability Employment Awareness month is an opportunity to promote employment inclusion for people with disabilities, and benefits of diversifying the workforce. 
 
Employment agencies like SaskAbilities Partners in Employment help people reach their potential every day, through training, mentorship and workplace support. Partners in Employment provides a client-centered approach that assists job seekers in meeting their career goals. We support job seekers with a diverse range of skills, abilities, and education, who are ready to begin work today.
 
SaskAbilities branches throughout the province are hosting a variety of programs to mark the event.
 
In Saskatoon, the Partners in Employment program is hosting an open house on October 23,that will feature presentations highlighting the variety of employment programs that has served more than 1500 individuals each year. Presentations take place at 10 am and 3 pm and everyone is welcome to attend!
The Swift Current Branch swung into action an official proclamation of the upcoming month at Swift Current City Council. The branch will be highlighting inclusive employers on social media channels and invites you to visit www.facebook.com/SCAbilities or www.twitter.com/SCAbilities
 
In the spirit of this year’s national theme “Inclusive Workplace Cultures”, the Swift Current Branch is honouring the strides local employers have made toward being inclusive and is pleased to honour multiple nominees for the Swift Current Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence (SCBEX) Awards. Partners in Employment will be presenting the award to the winner of the “Employer of Persons with Disabilities” category on October 25.
 
On October 16, Moose Jaw’s Mayor Tolmie will proclaim October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Regina Branch of SaskAbilities will be joining the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) to celebrate the event. Throughout the month, Regina and Moose Jaw offices will recognize the successes that have resulted from inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/AbilitiesCouncilRegina/ for upcoming posts.
Stay tuned, for more activities as they happen!
 
 
Key Dates: 
October 16 - Moose Jaw’s Mayor Tolmie will proclaim October as Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 23 - Saskatoon Partners in Employment will be hosting an open house at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
October 25 - Swift Current Partners in Employment  will be presenting the award to the winner of the “Employer of Persons with Disabilities” at the SCBEX Awards