Fleming College Lights It Up! For Disability Awareness

Peterborough, ON – (October 19, 2022) –Fleming College is lighting it up for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  

On Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. buildings at all three of Fleming’s campuses along with 17 employment services providers managed by Muskoka-Kawarthas Employment Services (MKES) will be lit in bright-purple and blue lighting during Light It Up! For NDEAM®, an annual event with the Ontario Disability Employment Network. The night celebrates the many contributions those with disabilities make in their workplaces and ignites conversations about disability inclusion in employment. 

“Light It Up! For NDEAM® reminds us that we must constantly work toward removing barriers to employment and education for those living with disabilities and demonstrates a commitment to creating a welcoming place for everyone,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We encourage businesses and organizations in our campus communities to join us and light it up on October 20.” 

Throughout October MKES has planned several employer workshops focused on supporting accessible workplaces. The final workshop on Oct. 20 runs from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., is free to attend and open to everyone. Visit here for more information about the event along with other services from MKES.  

Light it Up! For NDEAM® takes place in big cities, small towns, and rural communities across Canada. In addition to lighting buildings in hues of purple and blue in the evening, employees are encouraged to wear those colours to work during the day.  

For more information about Light It Up! For NDEAM®, please email mkes@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 in the City and County of Peterborough. 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. 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. 

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth 

Communications Officer 

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca 

705-749-5530 ext. 1161 

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

Web: flemingcollege.ca 

Facebook: facebook.com/flemingcollege
Twitter: @FlemingCollege 

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