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City of Surrey receives award for inclusive employment practices

recipients of Innovative Labour Solutions award

October 6, 2015

Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey was honoured on Thursday evening at the second annual Innovative Labour Solutions Awards which celebrates employers who support employment for individuals with disabilities. The City received the award in the “Large Business” category.

“One of Surrey’s greatest strengths lies in its diversity,” said City of Surrey Mayor, Linda Hepner. “As a City, we want to ensure that everyone is able to contribute to, and participate in, all aspects of community life. As civic government, it is our duty to lead by example, and it is therefore an honour for the City of Surrey to be recognized as an employer who provides meaningful inclusive employment opportunities.”

Acting Mayor, Councillor Dave Woods, was in attendance at the ceremony to accept the award on behalf of the City, and to officially proclaim October as “Community Living Month” in the City of Surrey.

The Innovative Labour Solutions Awards program is a Rotary at Work BC project, in cooperation with Community Living BC, Rotary Club of Surrey, Milieu Family Services, City of Surrey, and WorkBC Employment Services Centres. Its goal is to help address the unemployment rate for people who have a disability, while better informing business owners about the benefits and strong business case for becoming an inclusive employer.

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For further information please contact:

Tara Roberts
Accessibility and Inclusion
Community Services Coordinator
City of Surrey
(604) 502-6353