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Now is the time to consider becoming an Exhibitor for the 2014 Employment Expo! Our prices remain unchanged from 2013! Check out all the benefits of becoming an exhibitor in our 2014 Exhibitor's Package!

Don't miss this opportunity - fill out the form on our Registration page to add your name as an Exhibitor at the 2014 Employment Expo!

Our 2014 Exhibitors are...

Apprenticeship Manitoba

Province of MB logo Link to the Manitoba Government - Apprenticeship Manitoba website

Apprenticeship is a work based post-secondary training program that leads to a Certificate of Qualification in a skilled trade. Most trade programs take 2-4 years to complete and they combine approximately 80 percent paid-on-the job training with 20 percent technical training in the classroom. Knowing the three E's is your key to understanding apprenticeship programming. Come visit us at the 2014 Employment Expo to find out more!

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Arts & Disability Network Manitoba

Arts & Disability Network Manitoba logo link to the Arts & Disability Network Manitoba website Disability enriches an artist’s creative expression and brings a new perspective to the world we share. Arts & Disability Network Manitoba provides resources and opportunities for artists to express their creativity despite barriers and inspire not only artists with disabilities, but all able-bodied stakeholders to take to heart the mantra ‘arts for all.’

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Bison Transport

Bison Transport logo Logo for and link to the Bison Transport website Bison Transport is one of the largest truckload carriers in Canada, serving Canada and 48 states in the U.S. As a high-service, dependable and value creating supply chain partner, Bison Transport offers full service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management and warehousing, and distribution. We have achieved Platinum status as one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Bison Transport is a four time Grand Prize Winner of the highly coveted Truckload Carriers Association National Fleet Safety Award. As well, we have received numerous awards for our environmental and technological initiatives.

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CNIB - Manitoba Division

CNIB logo logo and link to the CNIB website

At your local CNIB Career and Employment Services office you will find a range of programs to assist you in finding and maintaining employment. In addition to working with employers and the government to raise awareness of the need for more training, funding and prospects for blind and partially sighted people, we work directly with you to build your confidence, develop new skills and find opportunities in the job market.

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Cargill Limited

Cargill logo link to the Cargill website Cargill Limited a Manitoba Top Employer, employs over 10,000 people across Canada. An international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial & industrial products and services, headquartered in Winnipeg. Cargill is recognized in The Globe and Mail's Best Companies to Work for in Canada, nominated among Canada's top employers for 2013, and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2014. Our employees work in fields, labs, mills, kitchens, offices, production facilities, and on trading floors. Our goal is to employ great people with imagination who are committed to delivering the best ideas to the industries we serve.
Cargill Limited is also a 2014 Expo Silver Sponsor.

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City of Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg logo logo for and link to the City of Winnipeg HR page The City of Winnipeg values a dynamic and diverse workforce of highly skilled people working together to deliver excellent service to the citizens of Winnipeg. Like the people of our City, the people of our public service come from many backgrounds and we value this diversity. We believe it makes us a stronger, more effective public service. The City is a large employer with employees represented by eight different unions/associations, in thirteen departments delivering services in the following areas: leisure, recreation and wellness; police, fire and emergency medical services; infrastructure operation and renewal; sustainable planning and development; transportation and public transit; emergency preparedness; by-law administration; audit; corporate finance and other internal support services.
The City of Winnipeg is also a 2014 Expo Silver Sponsor.

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Community Futures Manitoba

logo for Community Futures Manitoba logo for and link to the Community Futures MB website The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program of Community Futures Manitoba helps people with disabilities or health conditions start their own businesses in rural Manitoba. We both look forward to meeting you at our booth on October 23rd!

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Community Living - Manitoba

Community Living Manitoba logo link to the Community Living - Manitoba website Community Living Manitoba is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee as an organization dedicated to the full inclusion in the community of persons of all ages who live with an intellectual disability. We believe that all members of the human family are full persons and cannot be reduced to words, labels, categories, definitions or genetic patterns; all persons are unique and ineffable; all persons are entitled to respect and dignity; all persons are entitled to equal access and opportunity to make decisions and choices, and, when necessary, to receive support to do so; & all person’s lives are enriched through relationships and friendships.

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Connect Employment Services Inc

Connect Employment Services Inc is a not-for-profit employment service in Winnipeg, Manitoba that supports adults with intellectual disabilities. We believe that all people deserve the opportunity to work and participate in the community, where they are respected and rewarded for their efforts, skills and accomplishments. Connect supports people who want to work in an integrated community setting - in a job of their choice, respective of their interests and abilities. We provide services to help people work - including assistance with job preparation, job search, transportation training and job training.

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Disability Employment Awareness Month

DEAM logo logo for and link to the Disability Employment Awareness Month website Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual opportunity for Manitoba businesses, industry associations, community organizations, educational institutions, government bodies, and other groups to take proactive steps to increase employment success for Manitobans with disabilities. Please visit our website for a calendar of events, resources you can use within your business or organization and more. We are proud to be a part of the Ability Axis Employment Expo. Visit our Volunteers at the DEAM booth and learn how you can “be involved”!

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Eastman Employment Services logo link to the Eastman Employment Services website Eastman Employment Services

Eastman Employment Services (EES) offers employment assistance to people with intellectual, social, physical and learning disabilities as well as mental health issues or other barriers to employment. Services are provided to those in Southeast Manitoba that are unemployed or underemployed and are motivated to seek employment. EES helps individuals who have had difficulty accessing the job market develop the skills and contacts necessary to obtain and maintain meaningful paid employment in the community. This includes providing support to employees and employers in order to achieve mutually beneficial partnerships.

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Great West Life Assurance Company

Great West Life logo link to the Great West Life Assurance Company website At Great-West Life, we’ve been helping our clients develop financial security for over 100 years. We offer a challenging work environment, competitive income, benefits, & opportunities for professional & personal growth. Through our national corporate citizenship program, we partner with charitable organizations to create sustainable change in our communities. We actively promote mental & physical wellness in the workplace & offer a variety of healthy options for staff — like an on-site fitness centre, & programs to help balance your work, family & personal life.  Careers grow here. Discover your opportunity!  Connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@greatwestlifeca), Facebook, Google+, & YouTube.

Great West Life Assurance is also a 2014 Expo Bronze Sponsor.

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Manitoba Customer Contact Association

Manitoba Customer Contact Association logo logo and link to the Manitoba Customer Contact Association

Manitoba Customer Contact Association is an industry association made up of business leaders in the contact centre industry primarily based in Manitoba. MCCA members are devoted to the development and sustainability of a growing healthy and dynamic industry. MCCA supports the industry by coordinating training and networking opportunities to ensure the necessary skills are developed to meet the needs of the future. MCCA group members are also committed to educating the public and creating career awareness while dispelling the myths often associated with contact centres, promoting the industry as one where many careers begin and develop into a successful future.
The MCCA is also a 2014 Expo Business Partner.

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Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro logo logo for and link to the Manitoba Hydro website Manitoba Hydro is investing in a bright future for Manitobans and our environment. We are a leader among energy companies in North America, recognized for providing highly reliable services and exceptional customer satisfaction. Manitoba Hydro is committed to attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce that reflects the demographics of Manitoba. We are proud to be among one of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2014 as well as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2013. Join our team as we continue to build a company that supports innovation, commitment, and customer service.

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries logo link to the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries website Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is responsible for the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol, and for providing gaming and entertainment experiences, all in a socially responsible manner. Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries operates Liquor Marts and Liquor Mart Express stores, Club Regent Casino, McPhillips Station Casino, Video Lotto and PlayNow.com, and also distributes and sells Western Canada Lottery products through our network of lottery ticket retailers. Revenues generated by Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries are returned to the Province to support priority programming in health care, education, social and community services, economic development and public safety initiatives.

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Manitoba Training and Education Centre

Manitoba Training and Education Centre logo link to the Manitoba Training and Education Centre website The Manitoba Training and Education Centre was established to meet current and long-term employer needs by preparing future employees for positions in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries in Manitoba. This private vocational school will deliver six to eight week training programs that include a 30 hour practicum. Potential employees will be matched to employers, with the goal of future employment. The Manitoba Training and Education Centre is a not-for-profit private vocational school and an associated corporation of the Manitoba Tourism Education Council.

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New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families

Image of New Directions logo logo and link to the New Directions website

New Directions is a large, non-profit organization which provides a unique combination of human services to individuals in Winnipeg. Our staff positions include: Clinicians/Therapist, Counselors, Classroom Instructors, Employment Facilitators, Residential Treatment Workers, Development Treatment Workers, IT, HR, Accounting and Administrative Assistants and more. We offer programming and a variety of resources for the Deaf community, individuals with intellectual disabilities and the Aboriginal community and we strive towards a workforce that has fair representation of person with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, visible minorities and women. Please visit our booth to learn more about us.

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Opportunities for Employment

OFE logo link to the Opportunities for Employment website At Opportunities for Employment, our mission statement is... To equip individuals to achieve greater independence by pursuing and maintaining meaningful employment. For more than a decade now, OFE has assisted over 10,000 individuals find and keep meaningful employment. Today we employ over 40 professionals who have a passion for helping our unemployed Winnipeg residents in their journey to self-sufficiency. We provide many services including job search programs, networking opportunities with employers, pre-employment workshops, motivational workshops, certificate programs and computer literacy programs (See booth for more services & supports). And most importantly... all of our services are at NO COST to you!

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Partners for Workplace Inclusion

CCRW logo logo for and link to the Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program website The Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program (PWIP) is a one stop employment service for job seekers with disabilities which provides job seekers with disabilities with tools to prepare for a career or secure employment. PWIP provides the supporting the development of individual vocational plans and portfolios specific to the career needs of the participants, .providing tuition to project participants as needed, accessing a wide range of employment programs and opportunities, enhancing participants' pre-employment skills development, reducing barriers in the workplace by engaging employers in a successful, recognized best practices model program and acting as a resource to assist stakeholder groups in creating an inclusive workplace.

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Premier Personnel Corporation

Premier Personnel logo logo for and link to Premier Personnel's website Premier Personnel Corporation provides a broad range of supported employment services including resume writing, interview preparation, job development assistance, on site training when starting a job, and ongoing follow up supports.  We specialize in supports for individuals with intellectual or learning disabilities who are considered work ready but require some added support in order to succeed in the workplace.

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Prov of MB - Civil Service Commission

Province of MB logo Link to the Manitoba Government - Civil Service Commission website As an employer of more than 15,000 Manitobans, the provincial government’s civil service offers a wide variety of career opportunities and a staffing policy that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We offer several programs designed to give people of every ability and background a variety of employment options, quality work experiences, and opportunities for career exploration. Hiring a diverse workforce that is representative of the citizens of Manitoba makes our civil service stronger and helps showcase that regardless of ability or background, opportunities exist to make important and lasting contributions in the workplace.
The Civil Service Commission is also a 2014 Expo Silver Sponsor.

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Province of MB - Jobs and the Economy

Province of Manitoba logo logo for and link to the Province of Manitoba website The marketAbilities Program (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation) of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy offers a wide range of employment focused services to assist eligible adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment. Case coordination and vocational counselling services are provided by Manitoba Family Services, Regional Health Authorities and the three designated agencies funded by Jobs and the Economy (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Canadian Paraplegic Association). For eligible participants requiring little or no support in preparing a vocational plan, a Self-Directed Option is also available.
Jobs and the Economy is also a 2014 Expo Silver Sponsor.

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Reaching E-Quality Employment Services

REES's 25th Anniversary logo link to Reaching E-Quality Employment Services Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) is a community-based employment service with a consistent track record of assisting people with disabilities or health conditions to gain employment. Our mission statement is “to promote, facilitate, and maintain the employment of people with disabilities or health conditions by providing diverse and customized employment, training and consultation services”. Our services include one-on-one employment counseling and marketing, group seminars, resume and cover letter assistance, and employer and community workshops in the areas of Job Accommodation, Disability Awareness, and much more. REES . . . Better REESources; Better REESults.

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Sair Training Employment Placement Services - STEPS

STEPS logo link to the STEPS website Sair Training Employment Placement Services - STEPS is an Employment and Training Centre providing individualized employment services to participants experiencing mental health issues or learning disabilities to assist them in choosing, securing, and maintaining paid employment. Small group trainings are available in a number of self-development areas utilizing advanced communication, goal-setting, and personal change technologies. Referrals are accepted from marketAbilities Program staff and Community Mental Health Workers.

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Sara Riel Inc

Sara Riel logo logo for and link to the Sara Riel website Sara riel Inc. is a non-profit organization that was established in 1977 by the Grey Nuns of Canada in order to address the “revolving door syndrome” experienced by people living with mental illness.  In May of 2012 after the successful transition of the residents from our residential program to the community, the Sara Riel foundation purchased our new building located at 66 Moore Avenue where we continue to provide community, employment and housing support programs to those living with mental illness through compassion, respect and recovery based focus.

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SCE Lifeworks

logo of SCE Lifeworks logo for and link to the SCE Lifeworks website SCE LifeWorks supports job seekers labelled with a developmental disability to find work in Winnipeg. We also help businesses that both want to find great employees and diversify their workforce — all at no cost to the employer. We are a non-profit organization proud to be providing solely inclusive (community based) services to Manitobans. SCE LifeWorks champions innovative endeavours such as Project SEARCH as well as the "Celebrating Progressive Employers and Capable Employees" series in the Winnipeg Free Press. We are also proud to be a supporting partner of the Ability Axis Employment Expo.
SCE Lifeworks is also a 2014 Expo Donor Sponsor.

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TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust logo logo for and link to the TD Canada Trust website TD is a great organization powered by great people who want to make a difference every day. Our over 81,000 employees world-wide are a big part of what makes TD stand out from any other organization. Every day, we deliver legendary customer and client experiences to our approximately 19 million customers. We’re an award-winning organization that reinvests constantly to ensure future growth. We’re recognized as an extraordinary place to work that embraces diversity, where everyone is respected and valued. TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches, with many exciting and challenging career opportunities.

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Trailblazers Life Choices Inc

Trailblazers Life Choices Inc logo logo and link to the Trailblazers Life Choices website

Trailblazers is a non-profit organization which supports adults living with disabilities to find meaningful employment within the community. We are committed to creating and sustaining supported employment opportunities; we endeavor to create a diverse workforce and maintain strong community relations. We strive to maximize the full participation of persons living with disabilities in all segments of the workforce. Job seekers are supported through the stages of acquiring paid employment. Our employment consultants assist job seekers in developing an employment strategy that is customized to each individual, and developed to overcome barriers to employment.

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WASO logo logo and link to the WASO Inc website

WASO Employment Services provides assistance and supports to individuals living with disabilities throughout the entire employment continuum. We offer individualized programming in order to provide the specific supports that are required by each person. Our services include (but are not limited to), resume preparation, interview training, career exploration, preparation for employment, support during the job search, on site assistance for the new employee to ensure they reach their comfort zone as quickly as possible and ongoing follow up for as long as required.

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Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba Logo logo and link to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba website

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba has been recognized as one of Canada's Top Diversity Employers and Manitoba's Top 50 Employers. The WCB is an injury and disability insurance system for workers and employers, paid for by employers. The WCB workforce is made up of approximately 500 people who provide service to about 30,000 employers and help about 32,000 injured workers annually. The WCB is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce with representation from persons with disabilities. Come visit us at our website or at our information booth to learn about all we have to offer as an Employer.
The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is also a 2014 Expo Donor Sponsor.

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