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Launch of Ready, Willing and Able - 500 Jobs for 500 Graduates

Summary: 
There are over 42,000 British Columbians who have a developmental disability. This coming year, 500 will be transitioning from high school into the job market. For these young people and their families, the changes and challenges will be many. We’d like to help.

Read the backgrounder.

We, with the 70 proud members of Inclusion BC, have a vision.

It starts with the 500 young people with a developmental disability who are graduating from high school this year—The Class of 2013— and imagines an exciting future for them. A future that includes the richness of inclusion and the dignity that comes from having a job.

For us, this is a vision that inspires—as it challenges. We want British Columbia to have the highest rate of employment in North America for people with a developmental disability. We will start with the 500 high school graduates—but that will just be our start.

Our vision includes a plan. It’s built around strategic partnerships, best practices, community leadership and hard work. It will change our workplaces in a profound way and the legacy of our work will see more and more companies hire British Columbians with developmental disabilities. Why? Because for a business striving to be profitable, it will be one of the best investments they could make.

That’s what this special campaign, ‘Ready, Willing & ABLE,’ is all about.

It is sometimes difficult to measure the impact of our work. 

Here, it will be simple. This campaign will open doors—and we will count them. It will lead to real jobs and we will count them too. Best of all, it will create stories of success—and we will be proud to share them.

Join us for the campaign launch.

RSVP Only.

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Where:
Coast Coal Harbour | 1180 West Hastings, Vancouver BC

8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 Special guests, Special launch

Reservation Options:
Web: http://bit.ly/ReadyWillingAbleLaunch
T : 604.777.9100
F : 604.777.9394
Email : robrien@inclusionbc.org
Mail : 227 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3A5