This month, the business recognized for supporting diversity in the workplace is M&K Plumbing and Heating Co. Ltd.
For the past few month, the Daily Townsman has featured businesses and their employees recognized by the Cranbrook Society for Community Living’s Employment Options Team.
A recognized business receives a Diversity @ Work sticker to display in its window. The sticker is meant to encourage the community to patronize businesses participating in diversification.
The Diversity @ Work sticker is awarded after an employer has employed an individual with a developmental disability for a minimum of three months
The Cranbrook Society for Community Living’s Employment Options Team presented the sticker to M&K Plumbing and Heating on Friday, Jan. 9.
James MacFarlane has worked at M&K for five years and said he really enjoys the job. MacFarlane works around the shop ‚Äî cleaning, sweeping and keeping things tidy.
The CSCL seeks to enrich the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The BC EmployNet team, along with the Provincial Networking Group, developed the program to recognize employers who support a diverse workplace.
BC EmployNet is a unified network committed advancing employment support practices.
The Provincial Networking Group Inc works to address social services needs in various regions across B.C.
For more information about the Cranbrook Society for Community Living or its employment options department go to www.cranbrookscl.ca, call 250-426-7588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.