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Leading the way for Inclusive Employment

  November 13, 2013
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In This Issue:
  • WESP Diversity Employment Fair
  • YTF Moncton graduates
  • RWIP connects Job Seekers with Disabilities with Jobs!
  • Theme chosen for the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3 December 2013

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WESP Diversity Fair

On October 24th, Workplace Essential Skills Program (WESP) played host to a very unique event, an employment fair focused on the 4 equity groups (aboriginals, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women). We were joined by 15 employers and approximately 350 job-seekers.

The event was held at The 519 Church Street Community Centre, located in downtown Toronto.

Abbott Canada, Accenture, Air Canada, BMO, Connect For The Best, Goodwill, Hewlett-Packard, Jean M
achine, Ryerson University, Starwood Hotels & resorts, TD Insurance, Telus, Thomson Reuters and United Way Toronto were our featured employers.

The response from employ
DiversityFairers and job-seekers was very encouraging with employers mentioning the calibre of attendee and job-seekers stating the number of first-rate employers that they got the opportunity to meet in an unrushed face-to-face manner.

The fair was also unique in that it allotted 4-45 minute sessions in which attendees got the opportunity to speak with diversity managers, hiring managers and, of course, HR professionals.

The day after the diversity fair, we sent out a survey to both employers and attendees. There were many good suggestions made and a lot of thought as to what would help make the fair an even better success the next time out.

The one point that everyone agreed upon was the excellent job that our volunteers did in directing traffic and helping make connections between employers and employees. A big “Thank You” to each and every one of you.

The consensus would seem to indicate that we should host another employment fair as soon as possible so please keep your ear to the ground as we will have more news in the not too distant future.

For more information about WESP please visit

YTF Moncton Graduates

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Youth the Future Moncton held an end of program celebration for the youth who participated in the YTF program on Monday October 21st, 2013. Eleven youth were recognized for completing the program and received a certificate of completion. Media, employers, family and friends of the participants were invited to attend the celebration. Guest speaker Nathalie Haché spoke in regards to the services of NBESS. After the ceremony guests were invited to stay for the reception where cake, refreshments and snacks were served.

Visit the YTF Webpage

RWIP connects job seekers with disabilities with jobs!

Are you a person with a disability and looking for a job? We can help.

The Ready to Work Inclusion Program (RWIP) is a new program of the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW). We have opened 4 new offices in the following locations: Prince Albert, SK; Moose Jaw, SK; Waterloo, ON; and Kentville, NS.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund, RWIP supports people with disabilities to access first time employment or re-enter the workforce. Eligible and suitable clients can access a supported 6 month wage subsidy employment placement. Wage subsidies placements are designed to support the employer in training, and accommodating new staff members as well as to ensure job seekers have the supports they need for long term employment success!

To be eligible for the program you must be;
1) a person with a disability ready and motivated to find work
2) Unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
3) Not eligible for assistance under Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
4) Not currently enrolled in school.

Learn more about this program by visiting:

Eligibility and suitability for the program is determined on a case-by-case basis. Services are free and available in French upon request.

December 3, 2013

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

enable logoThe Theme for the 2013 International Day of Persons with Disabilities is:

"Break Barriers, open doors:  for an inclusive society for all"

CCRW AODA Consultations--The Job Accommodation Service®
AODA training, policy review and development, accessibility audits and solutions. 
For more information and to book a consultation, contact Nayla Farah, or 1-800-664-0925 x 224 or visit our website at

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