#DEAM: Canterbury Foundation
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and we are highlighting how Rotarians and local businesses are creating meaningful jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities through Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnership.
Albertans with developmental disabilities experience an unemployment rate of more than 70%. The Rotary Employment Partnership is creating life-changing job opportunities while providing an untapped labour market to Alberta’s business community. The partnership has created over 725 jobs to date in areas such as food service to administration to labour, and everything in between. Learn more about becoming an inclusive employer.
Over the past 3 years, Canterbury Foundation has hired two full-time Client Services Ambassadors through the Rotary Employment Partnership. One of those employees, Lochlan K., proudly served the organization as a frontline worker making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 restrictions were reduced and Lochlan’s contract came to an end, the leadership at Canterbury Foundation offered Lochlan, a valued staff member, a new position in the Dietary Department. Lochlan has completed his training in taking orders, serving, and setting the tables and while doing so, he has developed relationships with his new team and many of the senior residents. Congratulations Canterbury Foundation for finding a great staff member and Lochlan on your new position!