Exhibitors

The heart of the employABILITY EXPO is an exciting array of companies and organizations who will be located around the perimeter of the main expo hall. It will be a lively mix of companies and organizations who will be displaying an abundance of services, information, programs and opportunities that can assist employers in their efforts to become an inclusive employer, and attendees to be more successful in their career exploration and/or job search efforts.

As an employer, your Exhibit will have many benefits, including:

    Making a strong statement about your commitment to having an inclusive workplace and being "disability friendly".
  • Connecting with candidates for current job openings, internships, summer hires, work experience or volunteer positions.
  • Informing attendees about future career opportunities with your company or in your industry.

As an agency, your Exhibit will allow visitors the opportunity to see what services you offer to help them become an inclusive employer.


Thank You to our 2019 Exhibitors

The DIO

DIO Logo The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA) became law in 2013 with unanimous support from the Legislature. During the election period, the Manitoba Government committed to the full and timely implementation of the AMA, including the establishment of the remaining four AMA standards in employment, information and communications, transportation and design of public spaces (built environment). The DIO is charged with the overall development and implementation of all of the AMA's five standards working with the Accessibility Advisory Council and the standards' respective committees.

The DIO is also tasked with creating public awareness about The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The current focus is on reaching all public and private sector organizations that must meet their obligations under the Customer Service Standard by November 2018. Beginning 2019-20, the DIO will launch new tools and templates to help organizations comply with the next accessibility standard in employment.

Visit the Disabilities Issues Office Manitoba website here.

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steps2work

steps2work Logo steps2work provides assessment, employment services and employment supports to participants mainly with psychiatric disabilities but may also include those with a mental, physical and/or learning disabilities.

Assessments may be formalized and include work-related interests, aptitudes and academics and/or may be community based or agency based depending on the needs of the participant and their referral source. steps2work works closely with the employer so that the special needs of the participant are understood while ongoing support is provided throughout the assessment and employment process.

steps2work encourages natural supports for each individual in order to strengthen a healthy lifestyles by providing a Wellness program to all active participants. The wellness program consists partly of peer support, physical activities, healthy eating which includes eating on a budget, coping, life skills training, and more.

Visit the steps2work website here.

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Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

WCB Logo The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is a mutual workplace injury and disability insurance statutory corporation funded by employer premiums. We are here to insure and support safe and healthy work and workplaces. We put workers and employers at the centre of all we do. We provide them with valued services for injury prevention, compensation and return to health and work while maintaining system integrity.

Visit the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba website here.

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Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

CCRW LogoCCRW is the pre-eminent Canadian centre of excellence on the economic, social and psychological aspects of disability (be it one or more physical, sensory, medical, learning or mental health disability), as they impact people's ability to seek, acquire and retain productive employment. CCRW strives to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of people with disabilities. As innovators and agents of change, we build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes.

Visit the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work website here.

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Reaching E-Quality Employment Services

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Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) has helped people with physical disabilities and/or health conditions gain quality employment since 1989. We offer a wide range of employment counselling and consultation services, connecting Winnipeg job-hunters with exceptional employers.

Services for Job Seekers - People of all abilities deserve a rewarding career. That is why REES helps people with a wide range of disabilities and/or health conditions improve their job search skills and access rewarding internship & training opportunities. Our ultimate goal is to connect you with progressive Winnipeg employers.

Services for Employers - REES can help you attract, hire and retain employees with disabilities. — 204-832-REES (7337)

Visit the Reaching E-Quality Employment Services website here.

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries

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Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries is responsible for the distribution and sale of liquor and gambling products in the Province of Manitoba, per the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation Act. We report to the Province of Manitoba through an appointed board of directors.

Everything we do is rooted in the 5Cs of our core values: being Caring, Collaborative, Customer Focused, Creative and Committed. Our starting point is showing that we care about each other, our communities and the environment by being genuine, responsible and considerate.

Visit the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries website here.

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MentorAbility

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MentorAbility is a Mentoring Initiative to Promote Employment of People with Disabilities. It provides business, non-profit and public sector employers with opportunities to promote engagement in the workforce for people with disabilities, recognize unique skills and potential and to develop rewarding and lasting relationships.

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Opportunities for Employment

OFE LogoOFE exists to equip individuals to achieve greater independence by pursuing and maintaining meaningful employment. Since inception, OFE has assisted over 25,000 individuals find and keep meaningful employment. Today we employ over 50 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 classes (See booth for more services & supports). And most importantly ... all of our services are at NO COST to you!

Visit the Opportunities for Employment website here.

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Connect Employment Services

Connect LogoConnect Employment Services is a non-profit employment service that supports people with intellectual disabilities to work and participate in the community.

We facilitate successful employment partnerships between the business community and jobseekers by providing professional consultation services, including assistance with job search and recruitment, on-the-job training, and retention strategies.

Visit the Connect Employment Services website here.

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Manitoba Supported Employment Network

MSEN LogoThe Manitoba Supported Employment Network (MSEN) is a professional network of individuals and organizations invested in employment and full community inclusion for people who live with a disability. Our vision is that all Manitobans living with a disability have equal opportunity to secure and sustain meaningful employment.

Visit the Manitoba Supported Employment Network website here.

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Premier Personnel

Premier Personnel LogoPremier Personnel is a Supported Employment service which helps connect local businesses to job seekers with learning or intellectual disabilities in Winnipeg. Our dedicated and experienced staff can assist with pre-screening applicants, assist with interviews and initial job training support, and provide long term support to new employees hired through our program. As well we provide advice and guidance on inclusive workplace practices.

Visit the Premier Personnel website here.

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Government of Manitoba

Government of Manitoba logo As one of Canada's Best Diversity Employer and one of Manitoba's Top Employers since 2012, the Manitoba government is one of the largest employers in Manitoba with over 14,000 employees throughout the province. We recognize the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation.

We support equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities). We also work extensively with community organizations to offer numerous and unique opportunities for Manitobans to gain work experience and strengthen life skills through co-operative programs that assist both at work and in life.

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