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CFT7 Symposium: May 17-18, 2017

Since the late 90’s, I have had the honor and privilege of working with First Nation Communities, more specifically with Treaty 7 members, to address the barriers to employment that people with disabilities face. Although my focus in assisting these communities...

#GETLOUD: Wellness in the Workplace

When I think of workplace wellness there has been a real disconnect with organization’s understanding the value of implementing practices and policies that support and value their employees. An organization’s employees truly are their most valuable assets; if they are...

#GETLOUD: Ashton Bennett Interviews CAES Candidate Isaac

As part of the CMHA Mental Health Week #GETLOUD campaign, I interviewed Isaac on managing mental health in the workplace. Isaac is an individual who I have been working with to obtain and retain employment. Ashton: Tell me about your experience with managing mental...

Success Story: Finding Value in Diversity at Pet Valu

Amanda started at CAES with previous fast food experience, she expressed having lots of anxiety in those types of positions, and wanted CAES to help her find something more suitable.  Amanda talked a lot about her love and passion for the well-being of pets/animals...

Success Story: Alex and Re:Grub

"Alex always has a smile on his face!” says Emily Pederson, a fellow co-worker at Re:Grub. Re:Grub, just soaring past its first year in existence, is a local burger bar that not only pushes the envelope in what their burgers (and now Instagram famous milkshakes) taste...

Staff Morale: Weathering Through the Storm

As I wandered though downtown Calgary, it was glaringly obvious that the economic downturn has had a overwhelming impact on our city. Everywhere you look where there was once a thriving business and parking lots full of vehicles there are now empty spaces. It's the...

Above and Beyond: Recognizing Super 8

The folks at Super 8 Shawnessy are no strangers to working with people that have barriers to employment. That is why when CAES approached Monica Stewart-Bittner (General Manager) and Sigrid Nitt (Housekeeping Supervisor) nearly 2 year ago to partner in hiring...

Above and Beyond: Recognizing Iron Mountain

While Iron Mountain might be one of our newest partners in building diverse and inclusive workplaces - you wouldn’t really know it when looking at their workplace culture. Nearly one year ago Nikki King, a Plant Manager and Community Relations Lead at Iron Mountain...

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