December 3rd, 2015
Employment Coordinator and former business manager Jane Fiedorek has been acknowledged for her leadership and taking action to help people with disabilities. She has received the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) 10th Anniversary Champion Award, following a nomination process.
The award, presented by the Province of Ontario and the Association of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), celebrates the 10th anniversary of the AODA and the leadership of accessibility champions across the province. The AODA 10th Anniversary Champion Award was presented by Mayor Ken Hewitt at the November 23rd meeting of Haldimand County Council.
When it comes to working with, advocating for or learning about disabilities there is both too much and too little information. For all the information that is available at your fingertips, the mass amounts of websites can be overwhelming. What is even harder than diving into site after site? The answer is figuring out who to connect to and who will have the right information for your needs. For this reason, PATH has put together the best sites to follow about disability.
Top Picks for Working with a Disability:
PATH Employment Services – www.pathemployment.com
First and foremost, PATH is a specialized employment service that focuses on helping people who face barriers find and keep jobs. What this means for you is that if you are looking for work, trained employment coordinators will sit down with you and find out exactly what your abilities and interests are. From there, employment coordinators connect you to employers that are inclusive, accommodating and most importantly, fit your interests.
May 31-June 6, 2015 is National Access Awareness Week. This week began to raise awareness about disability, accessibility and inclusion. This year, this week also marks the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Ontario became the first jurisdiction in Canada to legislate a framework and timeline for making Ontario accessible. The goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is to make Ontario fully accessible by 2025.
PATH Employment Services is an award winning non-profit organization located in Hamilton, Ontario that has over 40 years of experience helping individuals with all types of disabilities find jobs. Focusing on abilities, we originated as the first community agency in Canada solely dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in finding employment.
Offering many services to our members, we focus on the goal of getting meaningful and sustainable work for each individual that connects with us. If you are seeking employment, our Employment Coordinators are available to provide one-on-one employment assistance. A PATH Employment Coordinator works with our members to explore their work goals, identify possible barriers to employment, provide job search techniques and follow up after work has been found to ensure that the job is retained. We also host monthly employment workshops that are a great way to participate in-group sessions and enhance your skills and knowledge base. An Employment Coordinator can refer you to sessions that would benefit you the most.