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Thank You to our 2016 Exhibitors

Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

CCRW LogoThe CCRW Partners Program is a National employment service designed to support job seekers with disabilities as well as employers. We provide job search services, return to work programming with the use of wage subsidy, short-term training, and employment maintenance accommodation supports to employers as well as job seekers with disabilities. All services are designed to ensure the long-term meaningful employment of our clients. The CCRW Partners program is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund.

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Canadian Museum of Human Rights

Canadian Museum of Human Rights logo The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is the first national museum in Canada to be built outside the National Capital Region. Located in the heart of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the CMHR rises from the Prairie earth at The Forks, which has been a meeting place for over six thousand years.

The CMHR delivers an immersive, interactive and memorable experience for visitors of every background, age and ability. Each visitor has access to a fully reinvented museum experience that reflects a design approach that sets new Canadian and world standards for inclusion and universal accessibility.

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Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD)

CAHRD logo Over the past 35 years, the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development (CAHRD) has evolved from its beginnings as a project of the Canada Employment Centre's to a world class human resource development service. Today, CAHRD is an Aboriginal-led, charity organization serving the urban Aboriginal community of Winnipeg, and offers a number of services including: literacy, education, post-secondary training, and employment counselling. We provide personal and academic supports to assist our clients with the opportunity for growth, development and success. CAHRD is committed to maintaining its focus - helping Aboriginal people become employed.

"Creating futures one family at a time!"

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City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg logo The City of Winnipeg values a dynamic and diverse workforce of highly skilled people working together to deliver excellent service to the citizens of Winnipeg. Like the people of our City, the people of our public service come from many backgrounds and we value this diversity. We believe it makes us a stronger, more effective public service. The City is a large employer with employees represented by eight different unions/associations, in thirteen departments delivering services in the following areas: leisure, recreation and wellness; police, fire and emergency medical services; infrastructure operation and renewal; sustainable planning and development; transportation and public transit; emergency preparedness; by-law administration; audit; corporate finance and other internal support services.

The City of Winnipeg is a 2016 EmployABILITY Expo Silver Sponsor.

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Connect Employment Services

Connect logoConnect Employment Services is a non-profit organization that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities to work and participate in the community. Our goal is to connect the Winnipeg business community with jobseekers with disabilities, and facilitate mutually beneficial employment relationships.

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Government of Manitoba - Civil Service Commission

Government of Manitoba logo As an employer of more than 15,000 Manitobans, the provincial government’s civil service offers a wide variety of career opportunities and a staffing policy that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We offer several programs designed to give people of every ability and background a variety of employment options, quality work experiences, and opportunities for career exploration.

Community partnerships also help to ensure diversity and inclusion in our staffing. We work extensively with community organizations to offer numerous and unique opportunities for Manitobans to gain work experience and strengthen life skills through co-operative programs that assist them both at work and in life.

Hiring a diverse workforce that is representative of the citizens of Manitoba makes our civil service stronger and helps showcase that regardless of ability or background, opportunities exist to make important and lasting contributions in the workplace.

For more information about the diverse number of Manitoba civil service employment programs, please visit:

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Community Futures Manitoba - Entrepreneurs with Disabilities & ELEVATE

Elevate LogoThe Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program & Elevate offer business services to people with disabilities or health conditions interested in starting a business in rural Manitoba. This program is open to anyone with a viable business idea who has a disability or a health condition.

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Great-West Lifeco

Great-West Lifeco LogoGreat-West Lifeco is an international financial services holding company. Our business interests include life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management and reinsurance. We operate in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia through our companies - Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam Investments.

Great-West Lifeco and our companies are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies.

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ImagineAbility LogoImagineAbility is a not-for-profit organization that supports the employment of people living with Intellectual Disabilities. ImagineAbility focuses on the social aspects of job acquisition, because we believe that getting and keeping a job have very much to do with the relationships we have and the relationships we are able to build.

If you are an employer looking to hire competent employees or if you are a job-seeker looking to work with an accommodating employer, please contact Jeannie Alexander at or 204-954-8455.

ImagineAbility: Live. Work. Learn. Live the life you want.

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Innovative Life Options

Innovative Life Options LogoInnovative LIFE Options Inc. (LIFE) is a non-profit organization contracted by Manitoba Department of Families to offer resources, training, advice and guidance to each person who receives In the Company of Friends (ICOF) funding.

LIFE focuses on empowering individuals to create a lifestyle that they desire. This is achieved through the provision of high quality resources and a stable and functioning Support Network.

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Manitoba Career Prospects

Manitoba Career Prospects LogoThe Manitoba Career Prospects program is a resource to help students, parents and educators explore the many rewarding and enriching career opportunities available in a multitude of industries in Manitoba.

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Manitoba Customer Contact Association

MCCA logoManitoba Customer Contact Association (MCCA) is an industry association comprised of Manitoba companies and organizations associated with the customer contact sector. MCCA supports the industry coordinating training and networking opportunities to ensure the necessary skills are developed to meet the needs of the future. Members are also committed to educating the public and creating career awareness, promoting the industry as one where many careers begin and develop into a successful future.

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Manitoba Hydro

MB Hydro LogoManitoba Hydro continues to strive to be the best utility in North America with respect to safety, rates, reliability, customer satisfaction and environmental management, always taking into consideration the needs of our customers, employees and stakeholders. We recognize people to be one of the key resources that assist us in achieving this goal. Our commitment to have a highly skilled, effective and innovative workforce, reflecting the diversity of the demographics of Manitoba, will support this goal.

As a respected corporate citizen, Manitoba Hydro is recognized for our ongoing support and generosity for special causes and events in the province. Through our leadership in the community and our commitment to developing employees that represent leadership, Manitoba Hydro will have the ability to be an organization that leads into the future.

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

MLL LogoManitoba Liquor & Lotteries is a Crown corporation of the Province of Manitoba with offices in Winnipeg, Brandon and Morris. We distribute and sell liquor, and provide gambling and entertainment experiences, in a socially responsible manner. Revenues are returned to the Province of Manitoba to support health care, education, social and community services, economic development and public safety initiatives.

As the wholesaler and distributor of liquor in Manitoba, we serve more than 1,700 commercial customers through our distribution centre. We also operate all Liquor Mart and Liquor Mart Express stores in the province.

Club Regent Casino and McPhillips Station Casino feature table games, slots, bingo, restaurants, lounges, and live shows throughout the year. Our video lottery terminal (VLT) network supports the hospitality industry across the province, while offers Manitobans a safe, secure and legal way to play online. We are the exclusive supplier of break-open tickets and bingo paper in Manitoba, and distribute and sell Western Canada Lottery products through a network of independently-owned lottery retailers.

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Manitoba Tourism Education College

Manitoba Tourism Education College LogoThe Manitoba Training and Education College was established to meet current and long-term employer needs by preparing future employees for positions in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries in Manitoba. This private vocational school delivers six to eight week training programs that include a 30 hour practicum. Potential employees will be matched to employers, with the goal of future employment. The Manitoba Training and Education College is a not-for-profit private vocational school and an associated corporation of the Manitoba Tourism Education Council.

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Opportunities for Employment

OFE LogoOur mission statement is... To equip individuals to achieve greater independence by pursuing and maintaining meaningful employment. For more than a decade now, OFE has assisted over 12,000 individuals find and keep meaningful employment. Today we employ over 40 professionals who have a passion for helping our unemployed Winnipeg residents in their journey to self-sufficiency. We provide many services including job search programs, networking opportunities with employers, pre-employment workshops, motivational workshops, certificate programs and computer literacy programs (See booth for more services & supports). And most importantly... all of our services are at NO COST to you!

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Premier Choix

Premier Choix LogoPremier Choix is a non-profit agency that helps French speaking youth develop employment skills in order to find and maintain a job. Premier Choix’s Adapted Services Program offers training and support to people with disabilities. The objective is to help them integrate into the job market and maintain gainful employment. We offer individualized services to each of our participants which includes teaching them to write resumes and cover letters, learning how to succeed in an interview, how to do a proper job search, and other job related training.

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Province of Manitoba - Department of Families - marketAbilities Program

Manitoba Families logoThe marketAbilities Program offers a wide range of employment-focused services to assist eligible adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. Case coordination and vocational counselling services are provided by the Department of Families, Regional Health Authorities and three designated agencies funded by the Department of Families (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Canadian Paraplegic Association). For eligible participants requiring little or no support in preparing a vocational plan, a Self-Directed Option is also available.

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Reaching E-Quality Employment Services

REES logo

Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) is a community-based employment service with a consistent track record of assisting people with physical disabilities or health conditions to gain employment. Our mission statement is “to promote, facilitate, and maintain the employment of people with physical disabilities or health conditions by providing diverse and customized employment, training and consultation services”. Our services include one-on-one employment counselling and marketing, group seminars, resume and cover letter assistance, and employer and community workshops in the areas of Job Accommodation, Disability Awareness, and much more.

Better REESources; Better REESults.

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Sair Training and Employment Placement Services

Sair Training and Employment Placement Services logo

Individuals living with mental health issues or learning disabilities and returning to the workforce are eligible for services.

Referrals are made by:
provincial vocational counselors (marketAbilities Program)
community mental health workers
the marketAbilities employment and income assistance team

Type of Assistance:
STEPS provides individualized assessment, employment and post-employment support services.

Sair Training and Employment Placement Services

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SCE LifeWorks

SCE LogoSCE LifeWorks supports Manitobans labelled with developmental disabilities to work and participate in the community (in Winnipeg). SCE LifeWorks also partners with businesses and organizations that are interested in diversifying its workforce by facilitating connections with capable and enthusiastic jobseekers. We are committed to person-centred services that solely manifest themselves in inclusive settings in the community. SCE LifeWorks is also the lead partner of Project SEARCH Winnipeg, featuring the only two Project SEARCH sites in Canada.

For more information about how SCE LifeWorks supports employment, diversity and inclusion, visit

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Shaw LogoYou know us as a leading network and content experience company – one that brings Internet, data, phone and entertainment services to your business, home and on the go. Under the surface you’ll find over 13,000 of the most resourceful and creative minds in the industry.

Think of us as your partner in connectivity.

We are proud to be a Canadian-run company with strong values. Every one of our employees lives and works in the same communities as our customers. They are the heart of our business, passionate problem solvers who are working for you.

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Trailblazers logoWe hold the belief that all individuals regardless of need, have a right to gainful employment within their community. We support people to participate in work that reflects their interests and respects their disabilities. We are committed to creating and sustaining supported employment opportunities. We endeavour to create a diverse workforce and maintain strong community relations.

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Supporting Success: FASD and Employment

There are several organizations in Manitoba that provide support to youth and adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). These programs assist youth and adults with FASD to live more independently within the community, improve their quality of life and pursue and maintain meaningful employment. This support is provided in a variety of ways that may include: obtaining a Social Insurance Number, preparing for an interview, working on appropriate social skills for the workplace, reminder calls to assist with new routine and assist the youth or adult in communicating/identifying with their employer the strengths they possess and areas that may present as a challenge.

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Workers Compensation Board

Workers Compensation Board logo

The Workers Compensation Board is an injury and disability insurance system for workers and employers in Manitoba.  We promote safe and healthy workplaces, recovery and return to work, and provide compassionate and supportive compensation services for workers and employers.  Our vision is "a trusted partner insuring today and building a safer tomorrow“.

The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with equitable representation of Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

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