Alberta’s Employment First Strategy – we’re onboard

What is the Employment First Strategy?

Extract from http://humanservices.alberta.ca/disability-services/employment-first.html 

Employment provides us all with the opportunity to make more money, learn new skills, build new relationships and feel a closer connection to our community. But Albertans with disabilities have a 15 per cent lower workforce participation rates than average due to a number of challenges including transportation difficulties and public perceptions.

The Alberta Employment First Strategy calls on governments, employers, agencies, and Albertans to work together to welcome more people with disabilities into our workplaces.

Human Services has formed an Employer Advisory Councils for both the Private Sector and the Public Sector to provide advice and solutions to help more people with disabilities get into the workforce.

Human Services has also created a new Employment First Innovation Fund and Employment First Internship Program to create more employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

To learn more about the Alberta Employment First Strategy, call 780‑415‑0915 or email us at hs.employmentfirst@gov.ab.ca.

Click here for the second draft of the Employment First Stategy document.

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