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Calgary Youth Employment Launch Info Session

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Inclusion Alberta is deeply committed to advancing the inclusion of children and youth with developmental disabilities in all aspects of life, whether through inclusive education, recreation or employment. After a two-year hiatus, Inclusion Alberta is thrilled to announce our Youth Employment Partnership’s relaunch in Calgary. The Youth Employment Partnership rounds out our youth-focused initiatives in Calgary, which also encompass our Supportive Communities: Strengthening Families initiative.

Did you know that paid employment during high school is the most significant factor in ensuring individuals with developmental disabilities gain employment as adults? Inclusion Alberta’s Youth Employment Partnership works with local businesses to develop jobs for youth with developmental disabilities, supported by peer mentors. Our Supportive Communities: Strengthening Families team works more broadly with families seeking inclusive recreation with a special emphasis on supporting families of teenagers to plan for life after high school by developing an expansive vision for adult life, creating opportunities to explore community-based interests and building relationships. 

Inclusion Alberta is currently recruiting youth with and without developmental disabilities interested in inclusive employment, and we’d like your help spreading the word to interested families! We are also looking for families of teenagers who want help planning for life after high school while making friends and exploring interests to join our Supportive Communities: Strengthening Families initiative.

Please join us for a short information session on February 24th at 12pm to learn more about Inclusion Alberta’s youth-focused initiatives in Calgary. Please register at this link .

Questions about eligibility or space within these initiatives? Please get in touch!

Trina Steed, Provincial Director of Employment Partnerships, employment@inclusionalberta.org

Catherine Oakleaf, Regional Director of Advocacy & Community Engagement, coakleaf@inclusionalberta.org

February 24
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm