17 Oct 2017 September was Disability Awareness Month
Posted at 22:26h in BC Tech BlogTo celebrate Disability Awareness Month this past September, BC Tech proudly partnered with WorkBC and Project EveryBODY to educate and support companies looking to embrace inclusiveness and hire persons with disabilities. During the lunch event, attending companies got an inside glimpse at SAP’s Autism At Work program and the immense positive impact it is having globally. Multiple organizations that provide education, support, and funding for companies to hire persons with disabilities introduced themselves and talked about how they can support companies looking to embrace diversity, including WorkBC, Learning Disabilities Association of BC, Back in Motion, BC Centre for Ability, Neil Squire, Inclusion BC, Gastown Vocational, Open Door Group, and the Presidents Group. After lunch, companies had a chance to attend ProjectEveryBODY’s Inclusive Hiring Fair for persons with disabilities to connect directly with this talented yet untapped source of candidates. Missed the event? Watch this video recap to learn more about these organizations and how they can support your hiring and accommodation needs. There is no better time to learn more about what it means to build a truly inclusive workplace, the kind of support that is available to help you along the way, and the amazing talent that is available within this underutilized yet high-potential professional group. We strongly encourage companies looking to hire persons with disabilities to connect with these organizations and learn more about the collaborative opportunities that are available. Promoting diversity and inclusiveness within your organization is not only beneficial for the talented professionals being hired, but can add new perspectives and immense value to your business and to our community as a whole. Want to stay tuned or join us in our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts? Express your interest here.