Youth Employment Partnership

For people with disabilities, a good job helps to give purpose
 to life and affirms a valued place in society. Imagine if, as a result
 of a disability, you were relegated to a life on the sidelines. To create the kind of possibilities that contribute to the fullness of community life, the Inclusion Alberta Youth Employment Partnership is committed to working with the Edmonton business community to create meaningful part-time employment opportunities for youth with developmental disabilities. Inclusion in community life today, creates better communities for everyone tomorrow.

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Building Stronger Communities

Paid employment during
 high school is one of the most significant factors in ensuring individuals with developmental disabilities gain employment as adults. The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) bridges the gap between youth
and adult employment, creating confident youth who are empowered to be more self sufficient, creating stronger communities for everyone. If you are a high school student with a developmental disability or a parent and would like to know more, please contact us.

 

Making a Difference by Working Together

The Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) works with local businesses to develop jobs for youth with developmental disabilities through peer-mentored employment. Consider the possibility of working with us to create genuine and meaningful part-time employment opportunities. Learn how to sustain and facilitate the successful inclusion of youth with disabilities in the workforce.

If you’re a business owner or someone in the position to hire a youth with development disabilities, please consider contacting us to learn more.

 

Youth Mentors

Youth mentors are high school or university students hired to support students with developmental disabilities.

Benefits:

  • Gain valuable experience and knowledge in how to facilitate inclusion. 

  • Working as a youth mentor builds confident, future leaders. 

  • Empower your peers by supporting them in meaningful jobs. 

  • disabilities, providing support as needed.

 

For more information:

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Edmonton: mail@inclusionalberta.org    780-451-3055

Calgary: mail.calgary@inclusionalberta.org    403-717-0361 

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