Including Persons with Disabilities in the Workforce

Local governments are invited to attend an upcoming conference, “Embracing Ability: Redefining a Diverse Workforce” on March 12th & 13th, 2013, which will share best practices in inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce.

This conference is being organized by the Abilities in Mind (AIM) program of the BC Centre for Ability which was created to promote awareness and education to help guide the employment of people with disabilities. The program works with businesses and local government to shift the perception of disability so that employers see the value in attracting, hiring, retaining and promoting individuals with disabilities. with employers to facilitate a perceptual shift on disability.

The conference, “Embracing Ability: Redefining a Diverse Workforce” will be held on March 12th & 13th, 2013 at the Empire Landmark Hotel, Vancouver BC. And will bring together forward thinking employers, innovative service providers and dynamic individuals with disabilities to focus on best practices in inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce.

For more information, please visit AIM at www.abilitiesinmind.ca

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