An Employers Journey to Inclusion: October 25, 2018
The 4th Inclusive Employer Awards celebrated October’s Community Inclusion Month in BC and National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The awards recognized employers in Surrey, Delta and White Rock for their inclusive business practices where nominees and guests attended an awards dinner at the Surrey Arts Centre. Over 20 businesses were nominated who have created employment opportunities for individuals with developmental or diverse abilities. Winners were presented with a unique award, many accompanied by the excited employees who had nominated them, and all nominees received an Inclusive Employer display for their workplace.
The event committee was a collaborative effort that included worker hours and funding. The committee comprised: WISE Employment Solutions, Milieu Family Services, City of Surrey (Measuring Up), Community Living BC (CLBC), Neil Squire Society, Rotary Club of Surrey and Surrey/Delta WorkBC Employment Services Centres. Additional sponsors included: Vancity Credit Union, Penny & Keenleyside Appraisals, Neil Squire Society and ICBC.
The audience received greetings from Delta MP Hon. Carla Qualtrough, remarks from the office of Mayor of Surrey declaring Community Living (Inclusion) month and a framed proclamation was presented to CLBC’s Jai Birdi, (Director of Regional Operations, South Fraser Region and Provincial Assessment Centre).
The 2018 Inclusive Employer Awards featured Emcee Marco Pasqua, and a 4-member panel, representing large and small business, presented on the event theme: An Employer’s Journey to Inclusion.
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