Labrador West Employment Corporation awards Christopher Gillam
The Labrador West Employment Corporation recently held their annual general meeting. Guest speaker Tony Williams from the Town of Wabush explained how the town takes advantage of the programs provided by the corporation and gave praise to the benefits provided.
Williams explained the many benefits to both the Town of Wabush and to individuals involved in the programs.
The Labrador West Employment Corporation is a community-based organization with a volunteer board of directors that provide support to persons with developmental disabilities in finding and maintaining employment. Award
Since 2001 the corporation, and others like it across the province have given out the annual Cindy Watts Memorial Award.
Watts was an employment counsellor with the Ability Employment Corporation, in Clarenville who passed away in 2000.
Employment Corporations can nominate an individual who they support in the workplace and who exemplifies Cindy’s positive attitude, work ethic and participation in the community.
This award is presented each year to an individual with a developmental delay who demonstrates outstanding performance. The board and staff of each corporation across the province nominates one person as the potential recipient of this award. This year’s nominee from the Labrador West Employment Corporation for the Cindy Watts Memorial Award was Christopher Gillam.
The corporation also extended thanks to Janice Barnes. Janice is stepping away after 24 years of dedicated work on behalf of the corporation. Lisa Pelley is the current chairperson moving forward.
The Labrador West Employment Corporation board includes, front row, from left, Debbie Baggs, Janice Barnes, Patsy Ralph; middle row, Mernie Kelly, Denise Blanford, John Penney; back row, Brenda Hodder, Karen Oldford, Lisa Pelley and Maegan Boone. Missing from photo are Ashley Vanderbrook and Michelene Gray.