What community leaders say about Champions Career Centre:

“We believe getting involved with Champions is the right thing to do. Through our sponsorship we hope to increase employer awareness so many more companies can realize the benefits of employing this group of qualified but untapped pool of talent and skills.” Steve Snyder, Former President & CEO, TransAlta

“Significant social and economic change happens when committed leaders become catalysts and demonstrate a new way of doing business. I encourage all business and community leaders to learn about Champions and support them through sponsorship, scholarships, internships, and by employing one or more of their clients. I guarantee the benefits will far exceed your expectations.” Jim Gray, former Chairman, Canadian Hunter Exploration

“Persons with disabilities offer Alberta’s labour force a large and relatively untapped pool of intellectual capital and skilled labour. Champions is a unique collaboration between disability agencies, government and the private sector bringing together key players for the sole purpose of helping Albertans with disabilities find meaningful employment. It has the critical mass to provide quality services and achieve greater economies of scale than would be possible for any agency on its own.” Jim McLaughlin, Alberta Employment & Immigration

“Over the years, Champions Career Centre has partnered with Canada Safeway Limited to find suitable employment for their clients. Champions supports the client and the business throughout the placement and transition into the workplace. Champions has provided Disability Awareness & Sensitivity Training to the management team at Safeway. Thank you Champions for living your mission statement “Connecting Employers & People with Disabilities”. Belinda Berg, HR District Employment Specialist, Canada Safeway Limited

“Working with Champions was an abosolute pleasure; their understanding of what we needed, professionalism and service they provided were second to none. Our Employment and Retention Specialist worked with us every step of the way, from providing a detailed success plan and thorough implementation strategy, to attending one-on-one meetings and above all treated our workforce with the utmost dignity and respect. Thank you.” Catherine Lafleur, PCP, Donor Relations Team Lead, The Mustard Seed Society

“It took a great deal of persistence, repeatedly advocating the utilization of a disabled person for our position of Records Management Clerk. The main barrier I encountered was the belief that if a ‘regular’ person couldn’t keep the backlog of filing at bay, how could someone who was disabled? The Champions candidate had a records management background, an invisible disabilty and a drive to perform well. Working with Champions and their candidate was a resounding success. To facilitate his integration, Nicole did a presentation on the Champions’ program on how to work with a person who is disabled. He’s part of our family now and for the first time in years our filing is current! We have since fully integrated with our parent company and our Human Resources Representative has shared our success with Champions nationally. It was so well received that our other offices are looking for other opportunities to implement a diversified workforce that includes persons with disabilities. It is important to us to give back to the community and have found Champions to be a sound program to support. Thank you again for your assistance.” Jen Blunderfiled, Senior Executive Assistant, Progressive Engineering Limited

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