ATCO employees Tara MacDonald and Dale Hindmarsh from our HR department were on hand to accept the Alberta Premier's Council Award on December 3.
In 1992, the United Nations proclaimed December 3rd as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Recognition of this day aims to increase awareness and understanding of persons with disabilities and the issues that affect their lives.
ATCO Structures & Logistics is committed to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in our work environment. We routinely ask ourselves: “how can we make our workplace culture more inclusive of persons with disabilities, and what is my role?”
ATCO Structures & Logistics was recognized for their efforts by the Premier’s Council in part, because we work closely with organizations to recruit persons with disabilities and hold training sessions with new hires to educate them as well as all employees about the importance of diversity within our organization. One disability recruitment organization that truly stands out is Champions Career Centre.
Champions Career Centre was established in 2000 to connect employers with people with disabilities. By working collaboratively with government, companies and local and regional disability organizations, Champions helps the one in six Albertans with disabilities to have full and equal access to career and employment opportunities.
Working with Champions Career Centre has helped us refine best practices and get really involved in helping people with visible and non-visible disabilities work in an inclusive company that focuses on an individual’s abilities.
ATCO Structures & Logistics is honoured to have been awarded the Alberta Premier’s Council Award for Employing Persons with Disabilities. We will continue to build a fully inclusive workplace and support persons with disabilities have full and equal access to career and employment opportunities.
ATCO is a diversified global corporation delivering service excellence and innovative business solutions in Structures & Logistics, Electricity, Pipelines & Liquids, and Retail Energy. More information about ATCO can be found on www.ATCO.com.