CLG starts work program
Community Living Glengarry (CLG) has launched a new initiative called Employment Connectors SD&G, which will provide employment services to people with intellectual disabilities.
CLG is joining forces with Community Living Dundas, based in Morrisburg, and Community Living Stormont, based in Cornwall, to make this a reality.
“This new service will enable all three agencies to engage with employers and connect the people we support to achieve meaningful employment within their community,” says Maurice Dupelle, CLG’s Manager of Employment Connectors.
Mr. Dupelle says that each agency will develop an employment task force that will bring business owners together with potential new employers. Twice a year, all three task forces will meet so they can share their successes and other helpful information.
Mr. Dupelle says his organization received a two-year grant through the Ministry of Community Social Services under the Employment Modernization Fund.
This new program is the latest achievement for CLG, which has had a banner year. In August, it launched its Bike Buddy Program, which provides special bicycles with detachable wheelchairs so that caregivers can take their disabled friends or family members for a bike ride.