About Us

Meet the #CAESteam

CAES is comprised of diverse and talented professionals, each with unique expertise and a dedication to serve the Calgary community.  Our passionate team members are proud to serve the Calgary business community and job seekers, and we look forward to continuing to partner with local businesses to create and support diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Sean McEwen

Sean McEwen

Program Director

Sean McEwen Bio

I am the Program Manager of Calgary Alternative Employment Services and have also chaired provincial and national boards dedicated to the promotion of workforce inclusion for people with barriers. For the past 16 years I have occupied multiple roles while engaged in the development and management of programs and initiatives to facilitate increased workforce inclusion for people with barriers to employment. I am passionate about continuing to learn from other professionals, the business community and job-seekers in order to improve employment inclusion for the people we serve.
Jacalyn Allison

Jacalyn Allison

Career Consultant

Jacalyn Allison Bio

My background in psychology, arts and the outdoors has provided me with a combination of skills that I use when supporting folks in the field of human services. My ongoing quest for adventure and lifelong learning is a great fit for my job as a Career Consultant. Assisting people in finding their passion is one of the many joys of my work.
Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright

Diversity & Engagement Consultant

Stephen Wright Bio

My cosmic journey in the human services sector has provided me with the wonderful experience of assuming a medley of roles over the last three decades. I’ve been employed in a variety of positions both in Canada and overseas, with the last 20 years in the area of supported employment. My passion lies in the area of career development, and the design and delivery of training curriculum in the human service industry.
Cal Schuler

Cal Schuler

Diversity & Accessibility Consultant

Cal Schuler Bio

I have been an active leader and participant on numerous boards and committees on local and provincial levels. My career began and flourished following my injury in 1975, but my personal experience with a spinal cord injury has fueled my true passion – to assist others who also live with various disabilities, and to promote disability awareness and barrier-free environments.
Jasmine Pettigrew

Jasmine Pettigrew

Career Consultant

Jasmine Pettigrew Bio

I began working in the non profit sector in 2012 and have always been passionate about empowering those around me in both my professional and personal life. Working with marginalized populations to encourage engagement with the communities around them has been a theme in my interactions and work. I am excited to be here at CAES, helping clients find and foster their own rewarding experiences in the workplace and community.
Ashton Bennett

Ashton Bennett

Career Consultant

Ashton Bennett Bio

Since receiving my BA Degree in Psychology from Mount Royal University, I have worked with a number of different mental health organizations throughout the city. For the past 5 years, I have had the privilege of being a part of the Calgary Alternative Supportive Services team, first as part of the Day Options Program and now with the Employment Program. As Calgary has been my home for over 15 years, I am passionate about the city’s artistic talent, cultural richness, its eclectic individuals, and giving back to the community in any way I can.
Jennifer Fournier

Jennifer Fournier

Diversity & Engagement Consultant

Jennifer Fournier Bio

I have worked with people with disabilities for over 20 years. I am currently one of the Diversity and Engagement Consultants at Calgary Alternative Employment Services in Calgary. I am passionate about supported employment and life in general.
Sierra

Sierra

Service Dog

Sierra Bio

When I’m not assisting Cal, I like to spend my free time napping and searching for treats/ pets.
Chance Bellegarde

Chance Bellegarde

Career Consultant

Chance Bellegarde Bio

I have been a Career Consultant with the CAES team since 2009. Combined with an education in Business Management my knowledge and experience spans across the fields of Diversity Recruitment to working in Employment and Training Centers. I am passionate about collaborating with and developing strong relationships with the business community.
Erin Bengert

Erin Bengert

Career Consultant

Erin Bengert Bio

I have been working with marginalized people for close to ten years. I am passionate about equality for minority groups, displaced people and working within smaller communities to strive for a bigger progressive change.
Hayley Richards

Hayley Richards

Engagement & Communications Coordinator

Hayley Richards Bio

I have a background in mental health and have had the pleasure of working in several different human service capacities. I am thrilled to continue to partner with other Calgarians to foster more inclusive communities through the areas of workplace psychological health, non-profit marketing and branding, and diversity recruitment and retention.
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