Lunch-and-learn on programs for employers wishing to hire people with disabilities

WELLINGTON, PEI – Feb. 7, 2014 – All employers ready to consider hiring people with disabilities are invited to a lunch-and-learn all about support programs available to them Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 12 noon at the Wellington Rural Action Centre.

Devon Broome, employment specialist with the PEI Council of People With Disabilities, will give a presentation on the organization’s Employment Counselling and Services Program, which provides innovative ideas about utilizing an individual’s skills and abilities.

“We encourage and assist employers to hire qualified persons with disabilities,” she explains. “Through the Council’s three offices, in Charlottetown, Summerside and Montague, our Employment Department provides three types of services to employers: we refer our clients to job postings received from employers, work placements can be set up and referrals for wage subsidies can be made and we can conduct work site assessments, along with necessary recommendations to improve accessibility.”

Broome will provide more details about these services during her presentation, which will be in English. She’ll also dispel some myths about employees with disabilities.

This presentation is made possible through a collaboration with the Wellington Rural Action Centre and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

All those wishing to participate in this lunch-and-learn (at a price of $5 for Chamber members and $10 for non-members) must register no later than Feb. 14 with Jeannine Arsenault at (902) 854-2328, Ext. 228, or at


CUTLINE: Devon Broome, employment specialist with the PEI Council of People with Disabilities, will give a presentation on services provided to employers Feb. 19 in Wellington.

For more information:

Jeannine Arsenault
Wellington Rural Action Centre
(902) 854-2328, Ext. 228