Our 10th annual job fair for people with disabilities took place on April 8th in Regina, Saskatchewan and it was a resounding success!
This annual event is a one-of-a-kind fair to recognize and celebrate different abilities. It proves that all individuals are able and willing to work and this corresponds directly to the values that Neil Squire Society holds. The fair acts as a great first step for individuals with barriers to employment to realize that the labour market is open for them, and it helps to show employers that representation makes the workplace stronger.
Approximately 200 people attended, and we had 48 booths ranging from Crown corporations, Government agencies and non-profit organizations.
“I feel like the face-to-face is really helping me, and it seems to be humanizing me a little bit more than what you see on paper,” said attendee, Karlee Rabby, who was interviewed by the CBC (new window).
We’re already looking forward to next year’s job fair. If you’re in the Regina area, we hope you’ll join us there!
P.S. did you see Prairie Regional Manager, Nikki Langdon talking about the Job Fair on Global TV? Watch it here (new window).