Success Stories

Discover how Gateway helps job seekers and employers achieve sustainable employment success and inclusivity. 

SUCCESS STORIES

Job Seeker Success

MADELINN (SHE/HER)

“I did get the job I wanted, at the Calgary Zoo… I surprised myself, in a good way. I made friends, did my job well, and helped wherever I could. It was very fulfilling!

I would, and already have, recommend the Gateway Association to absolutely anyone for the people who where there, alone!

Everyone I met in that building were just such wonderful and kind people with awesome and lovable personalities… My only regret is that we weren’t able to work together more!”

 

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KEN (HE/HIM)

“I think Gateway is an amazing program for people struggling to enter the workforce. I received help with building a good resume, and learned how to create cover letters and follow up with potential employers. Gateway connected me to WHIMIS, First Aid and Forklift Safety training. I succeeded in finding a job where I will gain valuable experience for the future.”

 

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DILLON (HE/HIM)

“The largest hurdles for me were both in finding work within my career as someone with little experience, as well as someone who struggles with interviews. I was connected to I.A.T.S.E 212 (film labour union in Calgary) by Gateway Association, and they forwarded my resume to the directors and the producers of a film project in Alberta.

Although the trainee position at Caverna Productions Inc. did not require more than an initial phone interview, I do believe that Gateway helped in the event that I might have a proper interview for my next project.

The project at Caverna Productions Inc. has given me a great basis to start from, as well as some initial experience in my career to pursue further jobs in entertainment.”

 

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LEX (SHE/HER)

“Gateway showed me that there are companies that actually care about your own well being, they want you to be able to meet your basic needs, they want to see you grow, they want to see you move up to be a supervisor or manager and be a valuable part of the company and not just a number!

What I thought Gateway was going to do was help me find just a job, and I’d just continue on that cycle of looking for new work when the current job no longer meets my needs… But they helped me realize that I don’t have to keep living that way.

I learned what my values are and the value that I could bring to the workplace. I realized that I have all of these big goals and I have a lot of talents and skills that I wasn’t able to use in my past jobs.”

 

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SUCCESS STORIES

Employer Success

INCREDIBLE FLORIST

“We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Gateway Association and what it means is that we are able to reach out to youth with disability-based barriers by helping them maintain employment.

Some youth may have disadvantages when trying to enter the workforce and by working closely with Gateway Association it is giving each job seeker a chance at equal opportunity.

The team at Incredible Florist have had some pretty unique and amazing successful outcomes with the Gateway job seekers hired and it has been an overall joy to watch them grow as a successful and dedicated team. I encourage more employers to reach out to Gateway to help individuals create their own success stories!”

Visit Incredible Florist to learn more.

MILK JAR CANDLE CO.

“Last year we became an inclusive workplace at Milk Jar and it is truly hard to describe how much purpose it brings to a company and to fellow employees. Suddenly coming to work doesn’t feel like work, it feels meaningful and fun. It raises a level of social consciousness within a company that will elevate you within your community.

Gateway provided the necessary support allowing us to onboard our new employee with care and ease so that our team and our new member felt set up for success. They have an open door policy whenever we need assistance to book a translator for staff meetings, acquire tools and guidance to improve employee productivity, and they have provided training in American Sign Language for our staff.

I am so happy we were introduced to Gateway Association as they have contributed to Milk Jar being more successful than we could have ever imagined.”

To learn more, visit Milk Jar Candle Co.

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