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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... Read More

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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 ... Read More
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
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 work... Read More
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
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
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, Ledu... Read More
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 seeke... Read More
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
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 famil... Read More
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... Read More
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 fa... Read More
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 ... Read More