• Creating an Accessible & Inclusive Workplace | WorkBC | Lunch N Learn

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    Name: Creating an Accessible & Inclusive Workplace | WorkBC | Lunch N Learn
    Date: November 19, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    We are delighted to host Brittany Marwick, Job Developer for WorkBC.

    With the challenges employers are facing in the current labour market, Brittany will offer some impressive statistics and perspectives on why hiring persons with diverse abilities is a fantastic solution.

    Research shows that diverse and inclusive workplaces are 2 times more likely to meet or exceed financial targets, 6 times more likely to be innovative and 6 times more likely to effectively anticipate change.  What's more, employers that hire through programs such as those offered by WorkBC, experience a 72% higher retention rate and 86% higher attendance rate for employees.

    Come learn more about the services and programs offered by WorkBC including wage subsidy options and job coaching for employers and employees.

    This Lunch N Learn will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, parking and entrance of Ypres Street.  Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea available at the venue.  Free for Chamber Members, $5 cash-at-door for Non-Members.

    About Brittany Marwick: Brittany is a Job Developer for the Cowichan Valley WorkBC Centre.  After completing her degree, she went on to get her BC Career Development Practitioners designation.  Brittany has worked in Employment Services for over 3 years and has been providing successful placements across Vancouver Island.  She helps connect employers and jobseekers and assists individuals who experience barriers to employment by helping identify their strengths and overcome obstacles to secure sustainable employment in an inclusive workplace.


    Location:

    Sands Funeral Chapel
    187 Trunk Road, Duncan
    (parking and entrance off Ypres St.)
    Date/Time Information:

    Tuesday, November 19th
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Contact Information:
    Alec Wheeler Events & Membership Manager Phone: (250) 748-1111
    Fees/Admission:

    Members | Free
    Non-Members | $5 cash-at-door