Featured Employers

Since 1998 CAES has partnered with inclusive employers in Calgary to help fill their personnel and labour needs.  Dozens of Calgary businesses rely on CAES each year and we are deeply committed to our business partnerships.  CAES works with the Calgary business community to increase their capacity for workplace diversity and inclusion.  Our below Featured Employers are local companies that have championed diversity in their organizations.  We’re proud to recognize their ongoing contributions to creating inclusive workplaces in the Calgary business community.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Jubilations Dinner Theatre has been a staple of the Alberta theatre scene for over 20 years. Their talented casts, character servers, front/back office and kitchen staff, take on the best in pop culture, crafting hilarious parodies of the biggest names in movies, music, and TV for an altogether unforgettable show.

They believe that their most valuable asset in their pursuit of excellence is their staff, and that acknowledging and embracing differences in identity is essential to a dynamic cultural conversation. Their shows, programs, and business practices strive to promote an environment where diverse individuals are included and treated fairly and respectfully, have equitable access to opportunities and resources, are supported to grow, thrive, and do their best work.

Over the past decade CASS has worked closely with Jubilations to explore how we can continue to bring inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible hiring practices not only onstage, but backstage as well. Throughout this time period, Jubilations has hired, trained and retained several of CAES job seekers.

Jubilations has conducted and acted upon barrier-free accessibility audits to remove barriers and ensure that every person who wants to participate as an actor, production team member, theatre volunteer, or audience member is able to do that in the least restrictive environment possible. In addition, their staff have participated in disability awareness training that works towards dismantling barriers, biases and myths that create barriers for individuals with disabilities.

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Website

DIRRT

DIRTT has always persisted to be an inclusive employer. They commit to ensure that all employees with disabilities and their support networks are given clear and concise communication to ensure success in their employment with the company.

DIRTT doesn’t just talk about inclusion, they live inclusion and this has been clear to the CAES staff that support employees in the company. DIRRT has committed to ensure accommodations and job duties and tasks are achievable and doable.

DIRTT is proactive in cultivating a business practice that allows all DIRTT employees to feel valued and appreciated.

 

DIRTT Construction Systems | Modular Interior Construction

Decibel Cannabis Company

We follow our “Actions to Live By”. We Grind (persistence and resourcefulness), We Craft (taking care in every detail) and We Care (inclusive and passionate about our business)”
RATIKA GAUBA People & Culture Coordinator, DECIBEL Cannabis Company

 

DECIBEL

Winners

“Inclusive employment benefits everyone in the organization, it promotes our values such as Diversity, it also makes our workplace a place where inclusion is a huge part of our success.” – Juan Pablo Cruz, Store Manager

Winners Website

Iron Mountain Secure Shred

“The hiring and on-boarding process went perfectly, I wish that it could go like this with all new hires. [CAES Candidate] Devon is a wonderful addition to our team and has exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable!” – Nikki King, Plant Manager

Iron Mountain Website

Toombs Inc.

The entire world is built on diversity. Being part of an inclusive work environment is important to me personally, and to our employees, management, and our clients. Toombs Inc. serves a diverse population in provision of our personalized career transition services. To truly be connected with our clients in a helping way and to be the community of practitioners we aspire to be, it is a natural fit for us to do so with diversity on our team.  CAES have been very helpful to me and to Michelle as their client. Michelle has readily become part of our company fabric, and everyone enjoys working with her. We all anticipate her smiling face in our workplace!” – Karen Berg, Director- Administrative Operations

Toombs Inc. Website

RE:GRUB Burger Bar

Jose Azares, owner of RE:GRUB, is a dedicated inclusive employer who is championing workplace diversity not only through his direct hiring practices, but also through his creation of initiatives such as the “Made 21” hiring initiative.  CAES Candidate Alex is a dedicated and enthusiastic RE:GRUB team member and we look forward to watching this local business continue to thrive.

RE:GRUB Burger Bar Website

FanAttic

Gerry Chadwick is an exceptional example of supportive leadership and has excelled in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. He has encouraged this priority throughout his team, and has fostered an environment where mentorship and natural supports are encouraged.

“[CAES Candidate] Kelsey has been one of the most passionate and hard-working employees I’ve ever had.” – Gerry Chadwick, Manager

FanAttic Website

Executive Royal Hotel

“It’s awesome [working with CAES]! If I ever have any issues, I can call CAES staff and they can help me address it. [CAES Candidate] Theresa is always happy and willing to help out. Everyone gets along with Theresa! She has great work ethic and starts working and helping out the minute she walks in the door.” – Linda Merkley, Manager

Executive Royal Hotel Website