DEAM 2021

What is DEAM and why is it important?

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) takes place every October to acknowledge and promote the contributions and inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. Throughout the full month of October, events and activities occur across Canada. As persons with disabilities face barriers to employment, DEAM provides an opportunity for us to come together, as a community and nation, to create awareness and take action around removing barriers.
Participating in DEAM allows employers to show their commitment to inclusive employment while contributing to breaking down the barriers that exist for hiring people experiencing disabilities.
There are many ways that you can engage in DEAM activities with CASE this year! We invite you to participate in three national initiatives!
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Social Media campaign

31 Days of DEAM

#DisabilityInclusion
#DEAM2021
#31DaysofDEAM
#MentorAbilityCanada

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Employer engagement campaign

Cheers to Inclusion!

#DisabilityInclusion
#DEAM2021
#CheerstoInclusion
#MentorAbilityCanada

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Awareness campaign

LightItUp! for NDEAM

#DisabilityInclusion
#DEAM2021
#LightItUpforDEAM or #LightItUpforNDEAM
#MentorAbilityCanada

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31 Days of DEAM

CASE is excited to be launching our 3rd Annual #31DaysofDEAM campaign - an initiative that promotes the great work being done by service providers and inclusive employers across Canada.

In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, CASE will share DEAM highlights for each day throughout the month October.

We invite submissions of stories and/or events from your community! To get involved or learn more contact: nicole@supportedemployment today!

Your organization could also plan a similar campaign, highlighting stories from your community.

#DisabilityInclusion #DEAM2021 #31DaysofDEAM #MentorAbilityCanada
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MentorAbility Canada’s Cheers to Inclusion!

#DisabilityInclusion #DEAM2021 #CheerstoInclusion #MentorAbilityCanada
The MentorAbility Canada team is engaging employers from coast to coast to demonstrate their commitment to workplaces that are inclusive of people experiencing disability.
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How can businesses and employers participate?
There are many ways you can participate! A few examples are below:
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Nominate an inclusive employer
Nominate an inclusive employer by submitting your request to your MentorAbility Provincial Coordinator.
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DEAM 2021 logo
Add the DEAM 2021 logo on your products and in-house services for the full month of October.
Host a DEAM event
There are many different ways you can host a DEAM event at your workplace; just a few examples are listed below:
  • Host a proclamation event with your local city/town Mayor;
  • Host a training or information session (virtually or in-person) for your employees and/or the public;
  • Offer a special DEAM table/booth stocked with printable resources from our toolkit that is available in your workplace to anyone that is interested in learning more; and/or,
  • Offer a special mentorship day at your workplace.
Facebook frames and cover photos
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Show your support using one of our Facebook frames and cover photos, where you can easily integrate your organization’s logo.

Between October 1 – October 31st, both versions of the frames you see below will be available for you to use. On your computer, simply follow these three (3) simple steps below to update your personal or business page’s Facebook Profile Picture to show your support:

To add a frame to your profile picture (personal profile):
  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  2. Search for “DEAM 2021” and select your preferred version of the frame.
  3. Click Use as Profile Picture to save.

To add a frame to your profile picture (business page):

  1. Go to your business page and select “Update Profile Picture”.
  2. In the new window that opens, select the option “Add Frame”.
  3. Search for “DEAM 2021” and select your preferred version of the frame.
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Do you have a particular topic you would be interested in learning more about in regard to supported employment?

Connect with your local MentorAbility Provincial Coordinator to learn how together, you can provide a special DEAM professional development opportunity for you and your team. We’re here to help!
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Follow the activities planned in your province!
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Cheers to Inclusion Toolkit
DEAM Postcard
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DEAM Postcard Supported Employment
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DEAM Postcard Infographics
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DEAM Bookmark
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DEAM Bookmark Supported Employment
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DEAM posters
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DEAM Banners
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Looking to access editable (i.e., .EPS) versions of the logos and toolkit? Please email our DEAM Committee at DEAM@supportedemployment.ca with your request (a member of our team will respond within 1-2 business days).

LightItUp! for NDEAM!

#DisabilityInclusion #DEAM2021 #LightItUpforDEAM or #LightItUpforNDEAM #MentorAbilityCanada
The Canadian Association for Supported Employment and the MentorAbility Canada initiative are collaborating with the Ontario Disability Employment Network on their LightItUp! for NDEAM™ campaign! Together, we will bring it national!

To access the LightItUp! For NDEAM PR toolkit, please go visit the ODEN site.

Interested in participating?

Contact your MentorAbility Canada Provincial Coordinator and also remember to fill out the form  to ensure your locations are added to the ever-growing list!

We look forward to your participation in this exciting initiative on October 21st, 2021!

To get in touch with the LightItUp! for NDEAM team at ODEN and CASE, please email lightitup@odenetwork.com.

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Let's get started today!

If you would like to host a Disability Employer Awareness Month (DEAM) activity or would like more information on how you can participate in DEAM, please provide the following information and a MentorAbility representative would be happy to contact you.
DEAM 2021 - Form
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