Employers who hire workers with developmental disabilities honoured

Nominations sought for Innovative Labour Solutions Awards

Rotary at Work BC has announced the call for entries for the second annual Innovative Labour Solutions Awards, sponsored by Community Living BC, Rotary Club of Surrey, Rotary at Work BC, Milieu Family Services, City of Surrey – Measuring Up, and WorkBC Employment Services Centres.

The Innovative Labour Solutions Awards will celebrate employers who believe in and support employment for adults with developmental disabilities; someone who goes above and beyond their job to create a welcoming workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. Community members who would like to recognize an inclusive employer are invited to submit a nomination.

“The Innovative Labour Solutions Awards are a great way to recognize employers who believe in inclusion and provide meaningful employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities,” said Seonag Macrae, CEO of Community Living BC. “These awards also help to raise community awareness about the importance of inclusive employment.”

The goal of the Rotary at Work BC project, in cooperation with all of the sponsors, is to help address the unemployment rate for people who have a disability; at the same time, better inform business owners about the benefits and strong business case for becoming an inclusive employer and tapping into this growing demographic.

is a passionate advocate who says that,

“Rotary at Work B.C. is good for the community and everyone should be able to work if they wish to,” said Bill Robson, district governor for local Rotary District 5050.

Nomination deadline is Sept. 9. To nominate an inclusive employer, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/o9rphud

Nominees and winners will be celebrated at the Innovative Labour Solutions Awards dinner on Oct. 1 at Eaglequest Golf Course in Surrey. To attend the event, register online at: http://awards.surreyrotary.ca

To learn more about this event, contact: Rachel.Hopcott@gov.bc.ca








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