Creating Employment Opportunities for
People with Developmental Disabilities

District 5360

An Inclusion Alberta/Rotary Employment Partnership

 

Today's speaker was Mike Colborne talked to us about this unique partnership.

Inclusion Alberta, (formerly AACL)  is a non-profit, voluntary association of more than 40 organizations from across Alberta representing the interests of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families for almost half a century.

Why It’s Important

  • *Having a job provides an identity, purpose, belonging, and value
  • People with developmental disabilities can and want to work
  • *Children with disabilities now grow up at home, are included in school, develop aspirations and as adults have opportunities for inclusive post-secondary education and a home of their own in community
  • *Over 70% of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed
  • *Family and individual dreams to have a career, make a contribution, earn an income and be valued community members are not realized
 
Project Success
  • *To date Rotarians have created 379 jobs across the province
  • *40 of those jobs have been created in Calgary
  • On average, an employee with developmental disabilities’ personal income increases 44% because they have a job
 
Benefits
  • *Enhance your reputation and business as an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce
  • *Demonstrate corporate citizenship
  • *Get a loyal, committed employee*Change a life
 
Possibilities
 
  • *Administrative Assistants
  • *Car detailing
  • *Labourer
  • *Customer Service
  • *Data management
  • *Mail room assistant
  • *Registrar at Rotary