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Brittney Wills – Third Week at Gateway

Well… not much has happened for me this last week. Because of the -30 to -40 weather we had, my van wasn’t running well, and my kids were home all week from school. One thing I forgot to write about from a couple weeks ago was what I learned from the reflective art session that Read more about Brittney Wills – Third Week at Gateway[…]

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Britney Wills – My Second Week At Gateway

My second week at Gateway was jam-packed full of learning. I have read through Individual Program Plans, to try and understand the process. I am looking forward to attending my first one, with Y. So that I can see what happens in real time. Its hard to really get a feel for them, just reading Read more about Britney Wills – My Second Week At Gateway[…]

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My First Week at Gateway

I was lucky enough to have a initial meeting and tour with Sahana before Christmas, so I knew already I was excited to work here. Sahana’s way of explaining Gateway to me, and the sparkle in her eye when she spoke of the values of Gateway, I knew I was going to like it here. Read more about My First Week at Gateway[…]

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Finding fabulous this holiday season at Winners!

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![…]

Whats Your Deam Job?

What is your DEAM job?

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?[…]

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The Importance of Inclusive Hiring!

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![…]

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[…]