October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Inclusion Alberta. Classic Gardens Landscaping Supply. Edmonton. On the right is an image of two greenhouse workers smiling for the camera while potting plants in a greenhouse. The employee on the left has medium length brown hair and is wearing safety goggles and a green vest, holding a potted plant. The person on the right has long brown hair and is wearing glasses and a yellow vest, they are also holding a potted plant. Both are smiling.

Disability Employment Awareness Month: Classic Gardens Landscaping Supply

October 24, 2023

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 800 jobs to date in areas such as food service to administration to labour, and everything in between. Learn more about becoming an inclusive employer. 

Classic Gardens Landscaping Supply – Edmonton 

Classic Gardens Landscaping Supply in Edmonton was recently introduced to Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnership through a member of the Strathcona Rotary Club and hired Auria as a Greenhouse Staff. Auria recently completed her studies in Horticulture at Olds College and brings a wealth of knowledge to the greenhouse surrounding plant care, pest control and species identification. She has quickly become an integral part of the team, covering duties such as watering tropical plants, checking for and identifying pests, treating sick and infected plants and answering customer questions. Auria is excited to apply what she learned in college at her new job, and to continue to learn about new plants and ways to care for them.  

Thank you, Classic Gardens Landscaping Supply, for your dedication to being an inclusive employer, and congratulations on your new job Auria! 

Learn more about how you can tap into a valuable labour market by becoming an inclusive employer through the Rotary Employment Partnership. See what inclusive employers have to say about how hiring an individual with an intellectual disability positively affects their bottom line and overall operations here.