KPMG and Gardengate with a Day of Caring®

KPMG and Gardengate with a Day of Caring®
The Gardengate Horticulture Program was excited to host another Day of Caring® on 17th July through United Way with a troop of hearty volunteers from KPMG. Days of Caring® are opportunities for employees of a company, or any group or people to complete a project for a local not-for-profit organization.  Without these superb volunteers, many of these projects would likely not be completed!

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Open Door Group on CBC - July 30, 2012

Employment for Persons with Disabilities

Open Door Group on CBC - July 30, 2012
Open Door Group`s Director of Public Relations and Corporate Development, Alona Puehse, was interviewed on CBC, BC Almanac about the recent announcement that the federal government is putting together an employer-based task force to figure out how to get more people with disabilities employed in meaningful work

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2012 ORGANIC PRODUCE SALES - GARDENGATE IN KAMLOOPS

2012 ORGANIC PRODUCE SALES - GARDENGATE IN KAMLOOPS
Gardengate´s Organic Produce Sales have started this week! Starting on July 3rd, produce sales are open at Gardengate in Kamloops Monday to Friday in May from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

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APRIL 2, 2012 - Open Door Group to Deliver the New Employment Program of BC for Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Sechelt, Kamloops, Oliver, and Lillooet

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APRIL 2, 2012 - Open Door Group to Deliver the New Employment Program of BC for Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Sechelt, Kamloops, Oliver, and Lillooet
Open Door Group will be working with several service provider partners to deliver the new Employment Program of BC in Vancouver Downtown Eastside, Sechelt, Kamloops, Oliver, and Lillooet. We will also be supporting several Employment Service Providers in other communities across the Lower Mainland and Interior of British Columbia.

The new Employment Program of BC will make it easier for people to find work and provide stability for their families through a wide range of integrated employment services and supports. The new program replaces four provincially funded employment programs and six programs funded under the Canada-BC Labour Market Development Agreement with an integrated approach for British Columbians needing services.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@opendoorgroup.org or toll free at 1-866-377-3670. You can also find out more about the new Employment Program of BC including where your nearest WorkBC Employment Service Centre will be as of April 2nd, 2012, by visiting www.WorkBCCentres.ca.

Open Door Group Exhibiting at the 2012 BC Career Development Association Conference

Open Door Group Exhibiting at the 2012 BC Career Development Association Conference  
Open Door Group will be Exhibiting at the 2012 BC Career Development Association Conference on March 5th and 6th at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver!

For more information about the conference, check out the link below:

http://www.bccda.org/CDC_generalinfo.cfm

Upcoming BC Employer Diversity Forum November Meeting

NOVEMBER 16th - 9AM to 12PM Thompson River University (House of Learning Room 402)

Upcoming BC Employer Diversity Forum November Meeting
The BC Employer Diversity Forum has been formed in response to feedback from BC businesses who have expressed an interest in learning more about diversity hiring and how it impacts and affects their business. The Forum´s vision is to connect businesses to share expertise on how diversity hiring can benefit employees, customers, product and service development, and communities.

We have an exceptional presentation and workshop line up for Employers. Interact and brainstorm ways to implement inclusive workplace practices.

AS A FOLLOW UP TO THE LAST BCEDF MEETING:
You requested more information on disability in the workplace.
Learn more about wage subsidies:

1. Glenda from Hire Power- will outline this provincial wage subsidy program and how you can access these services. Hire Power has been known to be more accessible than federal wage subsidy programming. Learn how you can make it work within your organization!
 
2. Tamara Carson from NRI Distribution will highlight her experience with The Opportunities Fund-a Federal wage subsidy program. She will share their successes and challenges and facilitate a brief Q&A session.
 
Learn more about disability in the workplace:
Open Door Group will be facilitating an interactive workshop session designed to deepen your understanding and perspective on disability in the workplace.
 
We will provide you with the opportunity to brainstorm around the real world challenges you face in YOUR business. Bounce your ideas off Open Door Group´s Regional Director, Naomi Bullock, and your fellow BC Employer Diversity Forum members.

RSVP TODAY BY CALLING JOANNA CLARK 250 388 3670 OR email: joannac@opendoorgroup.org

DIVERSITY IN THE NEWS

Alona Puehse, Open Door Group´s Director of Public Relations and Corporate Development, was recently interviewed and featured in 24 Hours Vancouver. The article discusses the importance of diversity hiring and the success of the recent BC Employer Diversity Forum. Click here to read the full article (on page 17).

To learn more about the BC Employer Diversity Forum, please visit our website or contact us at 604-639-1790 or workwithus@opendoorgroup.org .


BC EMPLOYER DIVERSITY FORUM MEETS FOR ROUNTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY IN BC WORKPLACES

 
Members of the BC Employer Diversity Forum (BCEDF) held their second roundtable meeting on Tuesday November 23rd in Downtown Vancouver, hosted by Deloitte and facilitated by Open Door Group. Organizers were thrilled to report that over twenty-five individuals attended the meeting, representing businesses based in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia and Canada.

The highlight was an open discussion exploring the motivations and challenges of Diversity Hiring, from various perspectives. The panel included: a Senior-level Executive, Human Resources Managers, Hiring and Department/Branch Managers, Employees & Job Seekers representing persons with disabilities, immigrants and aboriginals, and Service Providers representing persons with disabilities, immigrants and aboriginals. The panel also shared and discussed the tools and resources available to access and retain diverse candidate pools. Organizers and meeting attendees alike expressed the value in coming together with such a knowledgeable and open group of individuals.

BCEDF roundtable meetings are free and open to all employers interested in discussing and learning more about diversity hiring. The BCEDF will meet again in the New Year. If you would like to attend the next meeting or learn more about the BCEDF, please contact Alona Puehse at 604.639.1790 or alona.puehse@opendoorgroup.org .

BC EMPLOYER DIVERSITY FORUM MEETS FOR ROUNTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY IN BC WORKPLACES

OPEN DOOR GROUP ON CO-OP RADIO

Open Door Group`s Director of Public Relations and Corporate Development, Alona Puehse, was interviewed on Co-op Radio´s, The Rational show, about the PICTURE THIS...Film Festival.  
Alona comes on at 21:00 minutes on the August 23rd show link, click here to listen: www.coopradio.org/station/archives/18

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