Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities at U of R

Posted: April 8, 2015 8:45 a.m.

Participants at a previous Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities
Participants at a previous Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities Photo: U of R Photography

The University of Regina Career Centre is working to support the Neil Squire Society’s 6th annual Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities.

The Job Fair will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Regina - Centre for Kinesiology, Health and Sport.

“The event is for all people with every kind of disability,” says Carla Harris, Manager of Student Employee Services at the Career Centre. “We also have a Brunch & Learn for the employers where we bring in a person in the workforce, an employer, or other experienced advisor to give a presentation about strategies for inclusive employment.”
 
“This year our presentation session is called Shedding Light on Mental Health and focuses on non-visible disabilities. We also worked with the Neil Squire Society to host a couple of workshops prior to the fair to help people prepare resumes and build their confidence when speaking with an employer.”

The Neil Squire Society, which was established in 1984 as a non-profit organization, works to remove barriers so clients can live independent lives and become active members of the workforce and society.  The Society provides technological solutions, computer and employment training and services for persons with disabilities, as well as support for employers hiring persons with disabilities.

“The Society appreciates the tremendous support we have received from the University in developing this event,” says Nikki Langdon, Regional Manager, Neil Squire Society. “This is the sixth career fair we’ve hosted at the University and each year it gets larger and more successful as growing numbers of employers, organizations and people with disabilities, learn about and attend the Fair.”

Participating with the Neil Squire Society in hosting the Career Fair illustrates our motto: “As one who serves” and our new Strategic Plan priority of commitment to our communities.

For more information on the conference and the Neil Squire Society visit: http://www.neilsquire.ca/