June 14th, 2017
Three studies in the past decade from BC and Manitoba have found that when case managers use motivational interviewing (MI) to engage their income assistance clients, many more quickly overcome the employment barriers they face and move forward in finding … Continue reading
June 7th, 2017
On May 30, 2017 the BC Centre for Employment Excellence hosted the Partners in Innovation Symposium. The symposium was part of the Centre’s mandate to strengthen the bridge between knowledge to action in order to inform policy and cultivate evidence-based … Continue reading
May 12th, 2017
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence has released the full program agenda with detailed session descriptions and speaker information. The Symposium is part of the Centre’s effort to link knowledge to action, inform policy and cultivate evidence-based practice.
April 28th, 2017
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence invites you to the Partners in Innovation Symposium, packed with excitement and learnings. The Symposium is part of the Centre’s effort to link knowledge to action, inform policy and cultivate evidence-based practice.
December 23rd, 2016
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Jacqueline de Raadt and John Coward, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC)
September 27th, 2016
Vancouver, BC – The Centre and its partners hosted an event today at the Century Plaza Hotel to celebrate BC employers who have demonstrated their commitment to inclusive employment by recruiting people with diverse abilities through the BC Partners in … Continue reading
September 15th, 2016
By: Karen Lai, Accessibility & Inclusion Consultant and Susanna Gurr, Managing Director BC Centre for Employment Excellence
September 15th, 2016
In an effort to enhance sector capacity to provide employment services to individuals with complex, multiple disabilities, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (MSDSI), in collaboration with Community Living BC (CLBC), is pleased to present three stories that … Continue reading
August 30th, 2016
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST Hosted by: BC Centre for Employment Excellence
November 5th, 2015
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (the Centre) is pleased to be launching a new initiative, The Disability Confident Companies in Vancouver, which will showcase selected businesses that have implemented inclusive practices for individuals with disabilities.
November 3rd, 2015
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is pleased to release the findings of its participatory research study that examined the role of interactive online mapping database, The BC Employment Mapping Tool, to capture and share best practices concerning the employment … Continue reading
October 6th, 2015
Date/Time: Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Annette Borrows, Chad Bouchard & Julya Hutton
August 31st, 2015
The Centre and CBI Consultants are thrilled to make 20 Advancing Inclusive Employment training bursaries available for practitioners to complete the Introductory Training on Customized Employment Level 1 online course, delivered by CBI.
July 28th, 2015
A Presentation by Clinicians along with Employment Case Studies Date/Time: Tuesday, September 15, 11:30am – 1:30pm PDT
July 28th, 2015
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenter: Dr. Deborah Rutman
July 28th, 2015
Assistive Technology is any item, piece of equipment, software, or product system that helps a person with a disability complete tasks and activities. These technologies enable individuals to perform functions that they otherwise are unable to accomplish or have difficulties … Continue reading
June 3rd, 2015
Vancouver, BC – Leaders from several of BC’s largest employers gathered today at the Century Plaza Hotel to officially mark their partnership in an innovative pilot project that is designed to help businesses recruit and retain diverse talent.
June 3rd, 2015
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenters: Rachelle Hole, Jon Corbett and Shawn deRaaf
April 9th, 2015
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) and its Employment Action Committee partners are seeking a Recruitment Specialist to support the BC Partners in Workforce Innovation Pilot Project, a three-year collaborative and innovative initiative that will create partnerships with disability … Continue reading
March 24th, 2015
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) and its Employment Action Committee (EAC) partners are pleased to be launching a new pilot project that has the dual objectives of meeting the human resource needs of BC employers and improving employment … Continue reading
January 30th, 2015
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST Presenter: Christine Buchanan, Open Door Group (ODG)
December 1st, 2014
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (the Centre) is pleased to be launching a new pilot project, The Face-to-Face Project: Bringing Youths with Disabilities and Employers Together, which fills the need to find creative solutions that improve labour market integration … Continue reading
October 30th, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 26, 11:30am – 1:30pm PST
July 29th, 2014
An executive summary for the reference document, Accessible Services for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Models: Learning from Other Jurisdictions is now available.
July 4th, 2014
This reference document complements the webinar, Accessibility for Specialized Populations in One-stop Employment Centres: Best Practices from the UK, US and Australia, hosted by the BC Centre for Employment Excellence on May 21st, 2014 and available for viewing here.
June 6th, 2014
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence (CfEE) and CBI Consultants were pleased to make ten Advancing Inclusive Employment training bursaries available for practitioners to complete the Introductory Training on Customized Employment Level 1 online course, delivered by CBI.
May 1st, 2014
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of ESDC, made two employment related announcements at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Open Door Group on Friday, April 25th.
April 30th, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 14, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
April 15th, 2014
Making It Work is a Conference for front line staff, coordinators and managers working in the Employment Program of BC (EPBC.) The Conference is being held at the Executive Inn in Coquitlam on June 3 and 4, 2014.
April 8th, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
February 26th, 2014
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST
February 17th, 2014
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST Presenter: Dr. Paul Malette, Clinical Director, C.B.I. Consultants
January 24th, 2014
For close to a decade, Specialisterne has established human resources practices that have successfully supported the engagement of both people with autism and employers in meaningful employment opportunities.
December 9th, 2013
The BC Centre for Employment Excellence is pleased to be launching a new participatory research study to capture and share best practices concerning the employment of people with development disabilities using an interactive online mapping database, The BC Employment Mapping … Continue reading
August 12th, 2013
A Provincial Hub for Children, Youth and Families
April 22nd, 2013
Last month, NICE released an update of selected new evidence for common mental health disorders.
February 27th, 2013
“Increasing employment of people with disabilities is a question of leadership and attitude, of focusing on ability rather than disability.” The report Rethinking Disability in the Private Sector released in January 2013 has a clear and concise message—hiring people with … Continue reading
December 20th, 2012
The Neil Squire Society’s Distance Computer Comfort Program has helped dozens of people.
November 27th, 2012
This is the first story in our new series, Learning from Practice, about how customized employment helped one young girl and one caring employer.
November 6th, 2012
From Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, the Ministry of Social Development is hosting community engagement workshops in 14 communities throughout the province to get feedback on the proposed integrated service delivery model.
November 1st, 2012
A summary of the Community Living British Columbia Employment Summit held last week in Vancouver
October 11th, 2012
An SRDC study reports on the biggest barriers people with disabilities and intermittent work capacity in Ontario have in holding down jobs that suit both their disability, skill and education level