Canadian Tire recognized for work with persons with disabilities
Brian Atwood, Mike Denomme and Mike Mercier of Canadian Tire, along with Karla LeBlanc of the West Nova Inclusive Employment Society, stand in front of the Yarmouth business along with the workers who have been involved in a renovation employment project.
The Yarmouth Canadian Tire store is a finalist for the Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Award.
Nominations were accepted from regional groupings across Nova Scotia. One provincial award for overall outstanding achievement will be announced on Dec. 3 at an awards ceremony in Halifax. The regional finalists and their nominating organizations are:
Yarmouth Canadian Tire - Nominated by West Nova Inclusive Employment Society (Yarmouth) Note: You can read about a recent partnership between the Canadian Tire and the West Nova Inclusive Employment Society by clicking here.
Valley Community Learning Association (VCLA) - Nominated by Community INC. (Annapolis Valley)
Everything in a Jar - Nominated by Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association (Amherst)
Pollett Drug Store - Nominated by EmployAbility Partnership (Sydney)
Southwest Health - Digby General Hospital - Nominated by Employment Opportunities Partnership (Digby)
Johnsonâ€™s Lawncare - Nominated by Employment Solutions Society (Liverpool)
Micco Companies - Nominated by TEAM Work Cooperative Limited (Greater Halifax)
Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview Hotel & Conference Centre - Nominated by The WorkBridge (Dartmouth)
The awards coincide with theon Dec. 3. The global designation was developed by the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1982.
The Collaborative Partnership Network (CPN) established the award to acknowledge and honour employers who have instituted and promoted best practices towards the employment, independence, and service to Persons with Disabilities.
The network works to create and maintain lasting employment partnerships between Persons with Disabilities and Nova Scotia employers. There are 198,685 Persons with Disabilities in Nova Scotia. The CPN has worked with nearly 2000 people who are either returning to work or entering the labour force and this number grows every year. Through the CPN people can gain access to the training, job referrals and access to resources and supports necessary to join and remain in the workforce.