- In our new Strategic Plan, we’ve re-emphasized employment as a priority when planning with individuals and families.
- Spectrum Society will support employment as a first option for those who want to work, with 75% of individuals in our community inclusion services having documented employment plans by 2020.
Karen Lai is our primary employment specialist, acting as a resource to managers and teams who support people interested in employment.
One way we have been raising the profile of employment and encouraging more people to explore employment is to share stories of people and their employment strategies. You can see all the employment stories collected here. Watch for stories coming out in our weekly email newsletter.
Coming Employment Events:
We welcome you to… an Employment Discussion
WHEN: Friday, January, 18th, 2019 – 4pm – 7pm
WHERE: Barb Goode Training Room – Spectrum Society for Community Living
3223 Kingsway (two doors down from Spectrum Office)
Do you want to know about employment?
What kinds of opportunities are out there?
How can I find something I like?
Or more questions. .???
For more information or RSVP:
Karen Lai firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-889-7961
Emma Grenkie email@example.com or 604-831-1093
Breannah Nicolson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources on the Web:
- Employment for All– is a website that promotes best practices in Supported Employment.
- Family Works – familyWORKs believes that families have the power and responsibility to lead the way in strengthening the participation of people with disabilities in our economic community.
- Abilities At Work: Abilities at Work was developed to build the capacity of employers in the Canadian Transportation Industry to attract, hire and develop employees with disabilities. The program works directly with four employers: Seaspan, Rocky Mountaineer, CHC Helicopter and YVR Airport.