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Inclusive coffee shop in Burnaby shines light on employment of people with developmental disabilities

Summary: 
Inclusion BC's Faith Bodnar was featured on CKNW's Bill Good Show on Tuesday, June 25, on inclusive employment and a new coffee shop that focuses on inclusion.

CKNW's Bill Good Show featured Joe's Table, an inclusive coffee shop that has recently been profiled in the Vancouver Sun, the Province, Vancouver Metro, and Burnaby Now for its inclusive employment practices, on Tuesday, June 25.

He interviewed Faith Bodnar, Inclusion BC's Executive Director,employment services manager Kalena Kavanaugh of Inclusion BC member organization posAbilities, and the cafe's owner, Peter Chung. 

The show description: "At first glance, the latest café to call Burnaby home may seem like just another coffee shop but Joe’s Table is anything but. The café named to honour Peter and and Stephanie Chung’s late son Joseph won’t just serve coffee and baked goods, it will also serve hope for a better future for its employees. The café goes the extra distance in order to provide work for people with developmental disabilities – the Chungs were tired of seeing their late autistic son, Joe being relegated to janitorial positions and that’s why they decided to open the café to give those like Joe a chance to interact with the general public on a day to day basis. How hard is it for British Columbians with developmental disabilities to find and keep employment that will work for them?"

Download the show here.