To recognize innovative business leaders and employers in Surrey-Delta-White Rock who promote inclusive hiring and meaningful employment opportunities for persons with diverse abilities.

Vision Statement

A society where meaningful employment opportunities lead to sustainable career growth for persons with diverse abilities.

What is the Inclusive Employer Awards?

The Inclusive Employer Awards are an evening celebration and recognition of employers who are making a difference in inclusive employment. Five awards are given out to businesses in Surrey, Delta and White Rock who go above and beyond to hire people with disabilities.  Guests enjoy a buffet dinner, a panel discussion, awards presentation, networking opportunities and a vendor exhibit.  The event was first held in 2014 thanks to inspiration from business owner Mark Wafer – to learn more about our beginnings, refer to the “History” page for more:

What are the Event's Goals?

The goals of the Inclusive Employer Awards are: 

1.     To recognize inclusive employers for their successes in creating a culture of inclusivity, implementing innovative solutions, and providing job supports to employees who have disabilities; and,

2.     To inspire new and potential employers to hire inclusively. 

The awards recognize businesses in Surrey, Delta and White Rock that go above and beyond making hiring inclusively a reality.

What does it mean to be Inclusive?

For the purpose of this event, ‘inclusive’ means hiring people with disabilities.