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Delta Community Living Society
Resource Centre
#1 – 3800 72 Street
Delta, BC
V4K 3N2
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Tel: 604.946.9508
Fax: 604.940.9683
Email: dcls@dcls.ca

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Delta Community Living Society (DCLS) Solutions Employment partnered with Rotary at Work to host an event to celebrate businesses who have committed to hiring people with developmental disabilities. The luncheon, held at Delta Golf Course on October 26, included 29 local businesses that have hired people with developmental disabilities.

DCLS Solutions Employment works with job seekers to identify their skills, preferences and abilities and partners with local businesses to determine how to best meet their staffing and business needs. “It really proves to be a win-win for the people we support and for the businesses that have partnered with us,” notes DCLS employment strategy manager Annette Borrows

“Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association (TBIA) has established a partnership (with DCLS) that has been a “win-win-win-win;” notes TBIA executive director Lydia Elder. “youth with developmental disabilities were hired by TBIA as Community Ambassadors and gained real-life experience, businesses in the neighbourhood were transformed and beautified, local residents appreciated the work and positive demeanor of the Community Ambassadors and our small organization was able to expand its reach and do work that we are very proud of.”

“Research in workplaces with people with developmental disabilities has found that, as employees, people with diverse abilities are dependable, have high productivity, and great attendance records. And the business that hires people with developmental disabilities enjoys lower employee turnover and higher job satisfaction among all employees,” adds Borrows.

DCLS is a non-profit community based-organization that provides support to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Click here to find out more about DCLS Solutions Employment, or to make a donation, please click here or call 604.946.9508