Fleming College shines a light on disability employment in October

Peterborough ON – (October 14, 2021) – Fleming College, in partnership with its Service System Manager (SSM), will Light it Up! For National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) on October 21 at 7 p.m. Campus buildings and employment service offices will be lit bright in purple and blue to celebrate contributions that people who have a disability make to their workplaces.

Big cities, small towns and rural communities across Canada will shine bright in purple and blue on October 21 for the Ontario Disability Employment Network’s (ODEN) event, Light it Up! For NDEAM. Community businesses and organizations are invited to do the same to help raise awareness of disability-inclusive employment.

“Our participation in Light It Up! For NDEAM is important as we reinforce Fleming’s commitment as being a welcoming place for all and an important reminder that we must continue to effectively remove barriers to employment and education for people living with disabilities,” said Fleming President Maureen Adamson. “We encourage local businesses and organizations to join us. Together, we can demonstrate our joint commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive region to learn, work and live.”

In addition to Light It Up! For NDEAM with ODEN, Fleming’s SSM is hosting online employment workshops in October in partnership with Discover Ability Network, and presenting renowned keynote speaker Unstoppable Tracy, an award-winning four-way amputee, World Cup sailor, TEDx speaker, and an expert in disarming limiting beliefs. Event information and registration details can be found at flemingemploymenthub.ca. Space is limited.

For more information about Light It Up! For NDEAM, please email ssm@flemingcollege.ca.

About Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services at Fleming College is the Service System Manager (SSM) for all employment service providers in City of Kawartha Lakes, District of Muskoka, Haliburton County, Northumberland County, and Peterborough County. Serving both job seekers and employers, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services assists our communities with locally responsive employment programs and services, with a goal to remove systemic barriers for clients and improve overall job retention. By creating more opportunities for sustainable employment, Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services aims to build prosperity within our communities and contribute to a strong regional economy that benefits everyone.
The Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Web: flemingemploymenthub.ca
Facebook: facebook.com/MKEmploymentHub
Twitter & Instagram: @MKEmploymentHub

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

Web: flemingcollege.ca
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For more information, please contact:
Paula Walton
Public Relations Officer
Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services
C. 249-387-0708

Amar Shah
Communications Officer
Fleming College
P. (705) 749-5530 ext.1370