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Developmental Disability Employment Success Stories: Dawn

Oct 12, 2021 Self-Employed With a Developmental Disability in Kamloops Meet Dawn! Dawn has been successfully self-employed with a developmental disability in Kamloops for over 20 years. Throughout that time, SMART Options Supported Employment has helped her obtain various office- and house-cleaning jobs around the city. She’s an extremely hard worker and brightens the day of everyone she comes across! Most recently, Dawn has been working as a self-employed house

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Grant supports inclusive employment

Victoria Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:30 PM Employers in British Columbia are receiving support to create inclusive work environments for people with disabilities through a $4.8-million grant from the Province. “Many people with disabilities are interested in securing a good job but have experienced additional barriers due to the pandemic,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “This new funding will support employers and businesses committed to

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A Lived Experience Story about Employment

  By Akshay Sachdeva I started looking for a job three years ago. It was just in me to want to do what everyone else does. What my friends and the other people I went to high school with do. What normal people do. But I’ve had to put my job search on hold. Unfortunately, my first experience with an employment service provider was so bad that some days I

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Minimum wage surpasses $15/hour

Victoria Monday, May 31, 2021 7:45 AM On June 1, 2021, B.C.’s lowest paid workers will get a pay boost, with the general minimum wage increasing to $15.20 an hour and the lower discriminatory minimum wage for liquor servers ending. Over the past four years, B.C.’s general minimum wage has increased from $11.35 to $15.20 per hour. It has benefited close to 400,000 British Columbians over those years – the majority

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Grant supports culture of accommodation in the workplace

  Victoria Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:00 AM Individuals who are dealing with a mental or physical health impairment will be better supported to safely return to work, thanks to new funding for the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR). The Province is providing NIDMAR with $6 million in a one-time grant to administer a return-to-work and disability management education program and support project over the next four

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10 Years Of Employment

  Written by: Abneet Dhaliwal My name is Abneet Dhaliwal and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Before I got employed I didn’t know how to find a job and Milieu Family Services has advocated for me. They have encouraged me to apply at Old Navy Guilford as a Greeter once a week. I have started working at Old Navy in 2010 and just had a 10 years Anniversary Celebration

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