About DEAM

The CEFN is proud to celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month every October.  It is important to us to recognize and celebrate the outstanding inclusive employers and diverse employees that we work with.  Our DEAM 2018 events wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic community partners.  We’d like to thank the following DEAM 2018 partners for their commitment to inclusive workplaces: Alberta Community and Social Services, Pan Disability Connection, The City of Calgary, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, CPHR Alberta, and Prairie Dog Brewing.
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Provincial DEAM Proclamation

Last year we called on the Government of Alberta to issue a formal Provincial Proclamation of Disability Employment Awareness Month. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, inclusive employment becomes a priority.  We’re proud to announce to kick off DEAM 2018, the Government of Alberta issued a formal Provincial Proclamation of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month.

DEAM 2018 Event Highlights

DEAM City of Calgary Proclamation

Tuesday October 2,  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
City Hall Atrium, 800 Macleod Trail SE
In partnership with the City of Calgary

Assistive Technology for the Workplace

Thursday October 4, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
cSpace King Edward Theatre, 1721 29 Ave SW
Hosted by the CEFN

Advocates for Advocacy

Thursday October 11, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Hub, Mount Royal University, Wyckham House, 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW
In partnership with Mount Royal University Institute for Community Prosperity


DEAM Jobs for All: Employment Inclusion Seminar

Wednesday October 17, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Room N124 (North Campus), Bow Valley College, 345 6 Ave SE
In partnership with Bow Valley College  


How Inclusion Works : CEFN and CPHR Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 18, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Prairie Dog Brewing, 105D 58 Ave SE
In partnership with CPHR Alberta and Prairie Dog Brewing


#DEAMEmployer Awards Gala

Wednesday October 24, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby, Arts Commons, 205 8 Avenue SE
Hosted by the CEFN

Captioning and ASL Interpretor Services at our DEAM events are generously provided by Vogel Lawyers and Morrison Homes. Sponsor Logo Image


#DEAMEmployer Awards

Inclusive Employment wouldn’t be possible without the incredible employers who champion diversity in their workplaces.  Nominated inclusive employers have a chance to be 1 of 6 #DEAMEmployer Award Recipients at our DEAM Employer Awards Gala. We’re proud to recognize all 2018 DEAM Employer nominees and applaud our 6 DEAM Employer Award Winners.

2018 DEAM Employer Award Recipients

EMCO Corporation

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

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Village Brewery

Celebrate With Us!

We want to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of everyone, including individuals with disabilities. Check out our DEAM Resources below to start celebrating #DEAM in your region.

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#DEAM Social Media Campaign

What is your #DEAMjob? If you’re an inclusive employer, tell us about your #DEAMemployee of the month. If you’re an employment service provider, tell us about your #DEAMteam. Tweet us @YYCEFN.

DEAM 2019 Partnerships

Looking to get involved with DEAM? Our events wouldn’t be possible without our community partners.  Contact us today to become a DEAM 2019 partner!