Disability Employment Awareness Month

Taking place each October, Disability Employment Awareness Month ( DEAM) is a campaign that promotes inclusion within the job market for people with disabilities.
DEAM 2019 Kick Off - Edmonton

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) Alberta

DEAM Alberta showcases events and activities that run throughout the month of October celebrating, promoting and bringing awareness to inclusive employment practices for people with disabilities who face barriers to employment.
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DEAM 2023

October 1st marks the start of Disability Employment Awareness (DEAM) month across Canada and in Alberta. DEAM celebrates, educates, raises awareness and promotes employment inclusion within the job market for people with disabilities. Persons with disabilities face barriers to employment and each year DEAM provides an opportunity for employers, people with disabilities, service providers and Canadians to come together to act in removing barriers and creating a more inclusive economy.

Throughout the month of October, DEAM events, panel discussion, and activities occur across Canada and Alberta. The DEAM Alberta provincial committee is proud to offer a variety of events, activities, and panel discussions throughout the month of October across the province – including in person and in a virtual setting.

DEAM Events
DEAM Job Banner

2nd Annual DEAM IDEA Conference

October 26, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre.
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Employer Resources

Discover the power of inclusive hiring: explore Disability Employment Awareness (DEAM) Employer resources today!
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DEAM Awards GALA 2022

DEAM Provincial Advisory Committee Members

Heath Birkholz

Gateway Association, Premier's Council

Chantelle Robinson

Calgary Winter Club

Cindy Pilz

Premier's Council

Dylan Wijeyaratnam


Lionel Migrino

Pembina Pipelines

Haley Weiss

Selections Career Support Services

Jan Watson


Samantha Bonwick

Self Advocate

Stephen Wright

GEDI-Hub, Gateway Association

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Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive workforce where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Together, we can make a difference.
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