Shadow Mountain is being recognized for supporting diversity. The Cranbrook Society for Community Living recognizes businesses or organizations that supports diversity with a Diversity @ Work sticker

Shadow Mountain is being recognized for supporting diversity. The Cranbrook Society for Community Living recognizes businesses or organizations that supports diversity with a Diversity @ Work sticker

Shadow Mountain recognized for diversity

Shadow Mountain is being recognized for supporting diversity.

Shadow Mountain is being recognized for supporting diversity.

The Cranbrook Society for Community Living recognizes businesses or organizations that supports diversity with a Diversity @ Worksticker, which is given out by the Cranbrook Society for CommunityLiving’s Employment Options Team.

The Diversity @ Work sticker is awarded after an employer has employed an individual with a developmental disability for a minimum of three months.

Jared Swatsky and Sandra Blake both enjoy working at Shadow Mountain.

“I like the atmosphere and they’re very good people here,” Jared said. “I like washing dishes. It’s a hard days work and my coworkers are nice. I enjoy it.”

Sandra agreed.

“I enjoy working here and I’m glad I’m meeting new people,” Sandra said. “I like my bosses Lathainya and John.They’re all nice people. I like it.”

Head Chef Lathainya Sharman praised Jarod and Sandra’s work.

“I think the program was amazing this year,” Lathanya said. “Jared and Sandy were helpful in the kitchen and I enjoyed seeing them develop their skills and confidence.”

John, the general manager at Shadow Mountain had good things to say as well about the program.

“It’s been fantastic idea from inception and it’s absolutely exceeded our expectations. We feel we’ve got more out of it then given and would love to do it again next year. A phenomenal program and we were very fortunate to be involved.”

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.

The CSCL seeks to enrich the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.The Townsman has been doing stories on businesses in the region that are involved in supporting diversity through this program.

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 employmentoptions@cranbrookscl.ca.