Disabilities Mentoring Day

DABC has received the following information from the Accessibility Secretariat:

What is Disabilities Mentoring Day?

If you haven’t heard of DMD before, it is an event that brings job seekers with disabilities and employers together in a day of job shadowing. The goal in doing this is to help bridge the talent, communication and knowledge gaps between business, employment and community supports when it comes to working with persons with disabilities. In Vancouver, DMD is October 24, 2018.

Mentees in DMD will have an opportunity to:

  • Add valuable work experience to their resume
  • Access new workplace contacts, environments & HR processes
  • Increase confidence and social skills in the workplace
  • Dispel employers’ fears about hiring people with disabilities and promote disability confidence
  • Gain an understanding of what employers are looking for in order to be successful

For the pilot year in Vancouver, we have 10 mentee opportunities at 7 different employers. These include:

  1. Ayogo
  2. Travel for All
  3. BGIS (Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions)
  4. The BC Government
  5. AMI (Accessible Media Inc.)
  6. Air Canada
  7. TD Bank

Mentees can register at: www.disabilitiesmentoringday.ca or by filling out an application online.

Download a poster with more details here.  If you have any questions or want to submit a mentee application, please reach out to Jamie Burton at: jamie@dolphin.ca or Toll free: 1-888-804-1446.