Mark your Calendars!

October 1st marks the start of Disability Employment Awareness (DEAM) month across Canada and in Alberta. DEAM celebrates, educates, raises awareness of, and promotes employment inclusion within the job market for people with disabilities.

Many people with disabilities face barriers to employment and each year DEAM provides an opportunity for employers, people with disabilities, service providers and Canadians to come together with intention to act in removing barriers and creating a more inclusive economy.

​Throughout the month of October, DEAM events, panel discussions, and activities highlighting the benefits of inclusive employment occur across Canada and Alberta. The DEAM Alberta provincial committee is busy planning a variety of events, activities, and panel discussions to be held across the province. Stay tuned for details coming soon!

Plan to join the activities, starting with the DEAM Kick Off Event at Calgary City Hall, Monday, October 2nd at 9:30 a.m.


In the meantime, check out our employment-related supports for both employers and job-seekers!

Our #ExperienceAutism team is available for a free, 90-minute conversation with employers, landlords, educators–anyone who deals with the general public–with a goal to create broader understanding and acceptance of autism and neurodiversities and empower individuals to take action towards creating inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. To learn more about this free service, click HERE. To book your meeting, email or call 403 210-5000.


Members of the Worktopia National Network operate with a shared goal to change the odds of employment success for neurodivergent people. Through their website, employers have access to a wealth of free resources offering practical, action-oriented information on inclusive workplaces and neurodiversity. They also share current and valuable information via their LinkedIn page. To join the network, visit:


EmploymentWorks is a proven program that offers employment preparedness training and support to autistics and and persons with disabilities. Through classroom training combined with hands-on job sampling in real workplaces, participants develop the skills necessary to prepare for, find and keep a job. EmploymentWorks also facilitates employer participation in the program, supporting and mentoring employers in making their workplaces welcoming and inclusive spaces. To learn more about the many benefits of the EmploymentWorks program, email


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