Un­tapped re­source

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The Em­ploy­a­bil­ity Net­work presents part 2 of its Em­ployer Break­fast se­ries, “Un­tapped Work­force,” to­mor­row (May 16) at 7:30 a.m. at Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Glen­garry in Alexan­dria.

Fo­cus­ing on the ben­e­fits of hir­ing per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, guest speak­ers will dis­cuss “how you can cre­ate a di­verse and in­clu­sive work­force all while in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity, pos­i­tively im­pact­ing your bottom line, im­prov­ing work­place mo­rale and pro­vid­ing an opportunit­y to let some­one’s abil­i­ties shine.”

“As an em­ployer who is look­ing to hire the most qual­i­fied in­di­vid­ual, you will want to look at the largest pool of can­di­dates avail­able – this will in­clude peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties,” says Peter Gray, of Per­for­mance Plus Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tive Care Inc.

He pro­vides per­sonal em­ploy­ment coun­selling ser­vices to peo­ple with phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal or de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties look­ing to en­ter the work­force. He will share his ex­pe­ri­ences while ex­plor­ing the many ben­e­fits em­ploy­ers en­joy when hir­ing some­one with a dis­abil­ity.

Also speak­ing will be the Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Glen­garry team: Mau­rice Du­pelle, Man­ager of Em­ploy­ment Con­nec­tors, Volunteers and Fundrais­ing and Danielle Du­ranceau, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor. “Our can­di­dates are mo­ti­vated and ea­ger to demon­strate their ca­pa­bil­i­ties. They have also proven to have longterm com­mit­ments to their em­ploy­ers,” says Mr. Du­pelle.

Seat­ing is lim­ited so regis­ter for your free ticket to­day at www.un­tapped­work­for­cepart2.eventbrite.ca

The se­ries is or­ga­nized by the So­cial Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of Corn­wall and Area’s Em­ploy­a­bil­ity Net­work, in part­ner­ship with Eastern On­tario Train­ing Board.

For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Car­i­lyne Hébert, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of the So­cial Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of Corn­wall and Area at 613-9300211 or [email protected]­c­corn­wall.ca

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

MOTHER OF THE YEAR: Phyl­lis Terry, 100, was crowned Mother of the Year 2019 at the Chateau Glen­garry in Alexan­dria.

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