qathet Regional District (qRD) is celebrating Disability Employment Month, which is an opportunity for individuals, businesses and communities across the province to join together in recognizing contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce.
"This month reminds us that diversity is a strength and that inclusion benefits not only individuals with disabilities but also the businesses that embrace it," stated qRD board chair Clay Brander, in a media release. "We encourage everyone to get involved, whether as an employer, job seeker or community member, in order to create a more inclusive and equal workforce."
The regional district is proactively working on creating a community where people can live, work and play regardless of age or ability, according to the release. To achieve this goal, qRD has partnered with City of Powell River and Powell River Public Library to establish the Joint Accessibility and Inclusion Advisory Committee, which helps organizations identify barriers for people in or interacting with organizations and advises on solutions. To learn more about the committee, go to qathet.ca/accessibility.
Anyone who knows of a barrier or accessibility challenge that prevents people from fully accessing regional district facilities or services is asked to visit qathet.ca/accessibility-feedback for information on how to provide feedback.
For more information about Disability Employment Month events and initiatives in British Columbia, go to workbc.ca.
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