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.  DEAM 2016 featured a wide range of exciting events that would not have been possible without the support of our partners.  We would like to applaud Alberta Human Services, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, The City of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Picture This Film Festival, and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce for their dedication to inclusive employment.



DEAM In The News
Thrive Article – ‘What’s Your DEAM Job?”
Global News Morning – “October is Disability Employment Awareness Month”
CJSW Accessible Airwaves Interview – “Disability Organizations – DEAM”
NonProfit News – “Help Us Explode the Myths of Disability Employment”
The Ability Hub – “October is Disability Employment Awareness Month”
660 News – “Disability Employment Awareness Month (Clip 1)”
660 News – “DEAM (Clip 2)”

DEAM 2016 Events

DEAM Proclamation

In partnership with the City of Calgary
City Hall Atrium, 800 Macleod Trail SE

Let's Talk Employment - Inclusive Leadership

In partnership with Calgary Economic Development
Terrace View Room (5th Floor) Global Business Centre, 136 8 Ave SE


New Conversations

In partnership with Mount Royal University’s Institute For Community Prosperity
Caffè Artigiano, 5010 Richard Road SW

DEAM Film Fest

In partnership with Bow Valley College and Picture This Film Festival
North Campus Main Floor (Room N124) Bow Valley College, 345 6 Ave SE

DEAM Employer Award Recipients


Inclusive Employment wouldn’t be possible without the incredible employers who champion diversity in their workplaces.  We received over 32 DEAM Employer Nominations and were presented with the difficult challenge of selecting only 6 DEAM Employer Award Recipients.  Congratulations to all those who were nominated and the 6 DEAM Employer Award Recipients – we are proud to recognize your commitments to inclusive employment!

DEAM Employer Award Recipients

Iron Mountain Secure Shred

BMO Financial Group

The Home Depot – Chinook

Shell Canada


Kingsdown Canada

#DEAMEmployer Awards Gala

Sponsored by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Engineered Air Theatre, 205 8 Ave SE


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.

DEAM Employer Toolkit
DEAM Twitter Profile Image
DEAM Facebook Profile Image
DEAM Email Signature Image
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DEAM Icon (White)

#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.

Partner for DEAM 2017

Are you interested in partnering with the CEFN to host or participate in a DEAM 2017 event? Connect with us today at info@calgaryemploymentfirst.ca