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Finding fabulous this holiday season at Winners!
An Interview with Carly

We know that everybody is out there doing their Christmas shopping and we wanted to showcase a fantastic inclusive employer where you can pick up many items on your list. We chose to highlight this employer from the job seeker’s perspective. Carly has worked for Winners since 2014 in the shoe department. Her passion is Read more about Finding fabulous this holiday season at Winners! <br /> <small>An Interview with Carly</small>[…]

Whats Your Deam Job?

What is your DEAM job?
An Interview with Adrian

Since October is DEAM we have chosen a few jobseekers to hear from their perspective what it means to have found their DEAM job. In doing this we wanted to make sure all aspects of people lives are given a platform in order to showcase the complexity of each of us. Adrian’s love of puzzles Read more about What is your DEAM job?<br /><small>An Interview with Adrian</small>[…]

Ready, Willing & Able

The Importance of Inclusive Hiring!
An Interview with Bill McGregor

When we started talking about October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), we really wanted to highlight inclusive hiring from a variety of perspectives. One of the people that came to mind is Bill McGregor from Ready Willing and Able (RWA). We wanted to get his unique outlook as he works in both Calgary and Read more about The Importance of Inclusive Hiring!<br /><small>An Interview with Bill McGregor</small>[…]

Resume Article

Resume Do’s and Don’ts

A good resume is crucial to the job search process as it is the first impression an employer will have of you. During the 6 years Gateway has supported people in finding work, we have seen some great resumes and some that just do not work. Further we have had some great resume writing instructions Read more about Resume Do’s and Don’ts[…]

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Caring for Others Requires Caring for Yourself First

Being a caregiver is a big job for most people. It requires a lot of patience, energy and strength to help and support your loved one or someone you are caring for. It can be a job from 8 AM – 4 PM five days a week or it can be 24/7 if it’s concerning Read more about Caring for Others Requires Caring for Yourself First[…]

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Uneducated Education: Systemic Bullying

I want to talk about the education system and how teachers are trained—or not—to work with students with disabilities and their families. I would like to premise this by saying I had many incredible teachers and support staff in my high school years. I owe my life to my high school, Leduc Composite helped me Read more about Uneducated Education: Systemic Bullying[…]

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Results of our Work Experience Project

Throughout our years of working on employment for people with disabilities, one recurring barrier has come up time and again – it is likely the same employment barrier that has affected many people without disabilities. That barrier being  lack of WORK EXPERIENCE as a youth. The job seekers (mainly adults) coming to us with no Read more about Results of our Work Experience Project[…]

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Tips & Tricks for Job Searching

At Gateway we have been supporting people looking for work since 2013 and we understand that looking for a job can be a very daunting task. Sometimes it can be very hard to figure out where to start. We have put together some useful tips to help get you started or enhance your job search. Read more about Tips & Tricks for Job Searching[…]

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Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD): What is it & how to get it

Did you know that in 2004, Alberta was the first province in Canada to create independent legislation for supports and services that would be used by families and children with disabilities? The Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Act was developed to outline the supports that families who have children with disabilities can receive Read more about Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD): What is it & how to get it[…]

Amy Park

Assured Poverty for the Severely Handicapped

Living with a disability brings with it many barriers. One of the biggest barriers, in my experience, is poverty. My name is Amy Park and I am a human rights activist, who lives with a disability. In Alberta we have an income support program known as Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH). Recipients of Read more about Assured Poverty for the Severely Handicapped[…]

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Why are there so many abbreviations?!?

Coming to work for a charity that operates in the disability field without disability related work experience of my own provided a huge learning curve. I think the same kind of learning curve likely happens for most people who get involved in this field either through work, or because they have a family member living Read more about Why are there so many abbreviations?!?[…]

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Digging for Hidden Gems

As one of Gateway’s Summer students, I have been a busy bee, focusing most of my efforts on doing research for the Legacy Project (a website about the history of disability in Alberta set to be released in late Fall – stay tuned!), helping the Family Support team with ISPs & finding resources for families, Read more about Digging for Hidden Gems[…]