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 2017 wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic community partners.  We’d like to thank all of our DEAM 2017 partners for their ongoing commitment to inclusive workplaces: Alberta Community and Social Services, The City of Calgary, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, Calgary Economic Development, Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College, and Picture This Film Festival.  See below for a recap of this year’s events.

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‘DEAM Feature’ – Accessible Airwaves, CJSW (October 3, 2017)


This year we called on the Government of Alberta to issue a formal Provincial Proclamation of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, inclusive employment becomes a priority.  We’re proud to announce that during DEAM 2017, 2115 people signed our ‘Proclaim DEAM’ Petition in support of inclusive workplaces.

DEAM 2017 Events

DEAM City of Calgary Proclamation

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


Provincial DEAM Declaration Signing

Issued by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Government of Alberta
McDougall Centre, 455 6 St SW


MRU Speaker Series: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

In partnership with Mount Royal University Institute For Community Prosperity
National on 8th, #360, 225 8 Ave SW


DEAM Film Fest

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

The Power of Collaboration - DEAM 2017 Webcast

In partnership with the Government of Alberta Employment First Webcast Series

Watch the Webinar here.

Tech Talk: Industry Leaders Sharing Technologies and Innovations for Persons with Disabilities at Work

In partnership with Calgary Economic Development
Terrace Garden Room, 120 8 Ave SE

#DEAMEmployer Awards Gala

Hosted by the CEFN
Engineered Air Theatre, 234 9 Ave SE

#DEAMEmployer Awards

#DEAMEmployer Awards

Inclusive Employment wouldn’t be possible without the incredible employers who champion diversity in their workplaces.  We’re proud to celebrate all nominated employers and thrilled to feature 6 DEAM Employer Award Recipients. Congratulations to all those employers who were recognized for their commitment to workplace diversity.
Please click below to view all Nominated Employers.

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
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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.

DEAM 2018 Partnerships

Looking to get involved with DEAM? Our events wouldn’t be possible without our community partners.  Contact us today to become a DEAM 2018 partner!