Sponsor the 2024 DEAM IDEA Conference!

With the support of companies that align themselves with inclusive employment, we can continue to create meaningful education and knowledge development opportunities to make lasting change.  One of our sponsors from last year, EmployAbilities, let us know that they were “pleased to sponsor the 2023 DEAM IDEA Conference. The 2023 DEAM IDEA Conference featured inspiring stories from advocates and people …

What happened at AEFN’s first community roundtable?

On April 8th 2024, Alberta Employment First Network held its first community roundtable. This session was in collaboration with Albertans Advocating for Change Together (AACT). This advocacy group has members from all across the province, specifically from – Leduc, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, High River, Barrhead, and Erskine.  Sixteen people were available to join the session and it started …

What happened at AEFN’s first service provider roundtable?

During the last week of February 2024, Alberta Employment First Network hosted their first service provider roundtable. Tickets sold out in under 24 hours, showcasing the need for service providers across Alberta to come together for a conversation.  Twenty-five people attended the lunch hour conversation from across the province. Some of the service providers in attendance were Gateway Association, CANWiN, …

A renovation focused on universal design

Scott Brothers Entertainment is currently casting a brand-new series all about universal design! Do you have a planned renovation project or room makeover that needs our expert design team to help you turn it into a reality? Are you looking to enhance your existing renovation budget? They are looking for homeowners in Alberta who need help making their space work better for them — …

Apply for your 2024 DEAM Grant!

 The Alberta Employment First Network (AEFN) is delivering grants across Alberta to support DEAM events during October 2024. The purpose of DEAM is to promote employment inclusion and increased participation in Alberta’s economy, raise awareness, celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities, and support employers to have inclusive hiring practices. The AEFN DEAM grant maximum request is $5000 per organization …

Work Integrated Learning

Upskilling Data Analysis and Business Intelligence Program at NorQuest College  The Data Analysis and Business Intelligence Program is a 16-week, hands on program that includes both in-person learning and on-the-job work integrated learning. During the first part of the classroom component, participants acquire employment skills and develop workplace self-advocacy tools to ensure clear communication with their employer focused on equity, productivity, …

The 2023 DEAM report

The 2023 DEAM report

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in 2023 brought increased awarenessthroughout the province with tangible strategies and actions to support the hiring ofAlbertans with disabilities. This is the first year, Alberta First Employment Network(AEFN), in partnership with The Alberta Government, Seniors, Community and SocialServices funding, empowers community members to host DEAM activities and events intheir communities by delivering grants across Alberta …

CAN WiN collaboration with Ledcor

Five employees standing side by side with Ledcor logo on the left. The logo has a red and white globe of the earth with a title across in blue that says Ledcor.

Can WiN is thrilled to announce a unique, ongoing recruitment venture with Ledcor. In their commitment to create an inclusive workplace, Ledcor is actively seeking individuals with disabilities who bring diverse skills and perspectives to their teams across Canada. Together, we aim to match your unique skills and strengths with roles that align with your career interests. Why join Ledcore? A longstanding …

Canadian Survey on Disability 2017-2022 Analysis

Canadian Survey on Disability 2017-2022 Analysis  The Canadian Survey on Disability released new results that cover the years 2017 to 2022. There have been a couple of improvements since previous years; persons with disabilities are more likely to be employed than in the past. 62% of working-age adults are employed, compared to 78% of people without disabilities. Even though more …

Volunteer Steering Committee Member Call Out

Alberta Employment First Network Steering Committee Volunteer Steering Committee Member Call Out About the Project The focus of the work of the Alberta Employment First Network (AEFN) is to increase employment outcomes, build member capacity, engage regional employers across Alberta and to support policymakers in informed decision-making regarding employment inclusion. This is an Alberta Disability Employment Inclusion initiative.The AEFN Steering …