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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month
SaskAbilities Joins in Celebrating the 11th Annual DEAM!

Sept. 29, 2022 - October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM)—the 11th annual DEAM in the province. Every year brings greater awareness of the importance of an inclusive workforce as well as greater engagement of individuals who experience disability.

“A healthy, sustainable economy promotes employment inclusion of people of all abilities,” says Ian Wilkinson, SaskAbilities Executive Director. “DEAM is an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions that people experiencing disability make to our province’s social and economic well‐being.”

Over the past decade, SaskAbilities Partners in Employment offices have organized a variety of DEAM events around the province and continue to find innovative new ways to connect job seekers and employers. For job seekers, Partners in Employment offers a chance to build confidence and skills through training, mentorship, and workplace support. For employers, staff provide a range of services to match qualified candidates to specific job vacancies.

Partners in Employment works year‐round to open doors to employment for people of all abilities. DEAM is an opportunity to promote the need for employment inclusion—it is also a chance to raise awareness of the many lasting benefits.

Partners in Employment staff will be working with municipalities across the province to proclaim October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.

On Monday, October 3rd, City of Regina Deputy Mayor Lori Bresciani will join SaskAbilities Partners in Employment staff and New Opportunities for Work program participants to sign the proclamation for the City of Regina and celebrate DEAM.

Media event and availability will take place at the Partners in Employment Office located at 2122 Broad Street at 9:45am. Employer Partner, Toys R Us, will also be present to speak to the impact and success of supporting employment for individuals of all abilities.

Media contact for Regina DEAM Proclamation event:

Raelynne Doka
Supervisor, Partners in Employment
rdoka@saskabilities.ca
306-522-2555

For more information on how Partners in Employment services can benefit your organization or someone you know, please contact the Partners in Employment office nearest you or check our website at SaskAbilities.ca for a list of events in your area.

SaskAbilities Partners in Employment Saskatoon Branch
partnersinemployment.saskatoon@saskabilities.ca

SaskAbilities Partners in Employment Swift Current Branch
swiftcurrent@saskabilities.ca

SaskAbilities Partners in Employment Yorkton Branch
partnersinemployment.yorkton@saskabilities.ca

SaskAbilities Partners in Employment Moose Jaw
partnersinemployment.moosejaw@saskabilities.ca

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