About the CEFN
Who We Are
The CEFN is dedicated to helping Calgary Business recruit and include employees with disabilities. We believe that a diverse workforce is a stronger and more engaged workforce. It is the mission of the CEFN to assist employers to increase workplace diversity and inclusion.
This collaboration between local service providers is designed to strengthen the resources and services available to employers, and to provide a larger talent pool of prospective candidates.
Consulting and Training
Prospect Human Services is an innovative and principled organization offering programs and services that break down barriers preventing individuals from finding meaningful work. Prospect’s Employer Services supports organizations seeking to include people with disabilities through one-to-one consultations, strategic planning and implementation, training, and access to skilled talent.
Calgary Alternate Employment Services
CAES is an outcomes driven employment placement service which provides Pre-screened Candidates, Inclusive Recruitment & Onboarding Support, and Post-placement consulting; at no cost to the employer. CAES is ‘on-call’ to provide long term support to the employers we serve. Your recruitment and retention success is our number one goal.
Vecova aims to build the capacity of persons with disabilities and enriching communities through leadership, innovation and collaboration. We exist to create a society where persons with disabilities are integral and valued members.
Champions Career Centre
Champions Career Centre was established in 2000 to connect employers with people with disabilities. By working collaboratively with government, companies and local and regional disability organizations, Champions helps the one in eight Albertans with disabilities have full and equal access to career and employment opportunities.
Progressive Alternatives Society of Calgary
PASC was established in 1985 as a supportive employment program for adults with intellectual disabilities. PASC’s primary operating practices include personalized planning, one on one supports, collaborative partnerships and responsiveness to evolving employer, workforce and participant needs.
Columbia College is a caring, warm, and respectful environment for adults to learn, grow, and develop. Our College’s unique approach to education is relevant, hands-on, and applied. We are proud of the fact that we help socially and culturally diverse people achieve life changing results. Our faculty and staff are here to help you acquire the knowledge and skills you need.
Transitional Vocational Program (MRU)
Since 1980 the Transitional Vocational Program at Mount Royal University has been providing a variety of unique programs that foster personal, professional and academic growth for adults with developmental disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary
The DDRC is a non-profit, registered, charitable organization that began in 1952. We offer programs and resources for children and adults with disabilities, their friends and family, and other people in the community. We believe that communities are stronger when people of all abilities are involved in activities that are meaningful to them.
Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Goodwill Industries of Alberta is a social enterprise with a strong inclusive hiring focus. Currently 30% of our staff have self disclosed disabilities and are vital members of our team. We also have service provider arm in the way of our Career Connections team who assist Albertans with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment and volunteer work in their community.
IPSE University of Calgary / St. Mary's
The Integrated Post-Secondary Education Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization, providing campus services at both the University of Calgary and St. Mary’s University since 1992. Our inclusion-driven initiatives have garnered opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to realize an authentic higher learning experience (IPSE) – as well as naturally-supported employment through Graduate Support Services (GSS).
The Sinneave Family Foundation is a registered charity, created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism. We host a variety of activities and work with partners toward a vision that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life. Our mission is achieved by targeting our energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of continuing education, employment & independent living.
Supported Lifestyles began providing services in 1992. Our mission is to provide personalized support to assist people with disabilities to establish a fulfilling lifestyle within the community. We value each person as they are, with strengths, needs and potential.