CLG starts work pro­gram

The Glengarry News - - News - – News Staff

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.

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