Our Ends Vision
People with disabilities and those who are highly vulnerable are meaningfully and productively employed. Employers achieve a productive workforce.
More specifically, our desired critical outcomes include:
- Individuals achieve their maximum employment and skill development goals within their potential and the labour market environment.
- Individuals achieve equitable and productive employment.
- Individuals achieve a sense of self-esteem and belonging/inclusiveness.
- Employers have access to a productive, committed, diverse workforce.
- Employers choose to have an inclusive workforce that meets their business needs.
- The broader community invests in and supports Leads purpose.
At What Worth/Priority
- The Ends are achieved in a cost effective manner and that holds client outcomes as our top priority.
Highly Vulnerable People – refers to members of society who are at a significant disadvantage and/or who have complex challenges due to any of the following factors such as, but not limited to, disability, age, personal economic circumstances, violence, criminal record, ethnic groups, new comers to Canada, religion, gender, race, and place of residence, etc. It is recognized that some significant challenges and disabilities are invisible.
Our values guide our decisions and our actions everyday in the services of our clients and communities.
We are honest, approachable, fair, and transparent. We acknowledge the stewardship that is entrusted to us with our very important purpose of assisting people with disabilities and those who are vulnerable with achieving meaningful employment. We take this responsibility very seriously. We take an unwavering pledge to meet our community’s expectations for ethical, trustworthy, and professional behaviour.
We walk our talk. We follow through on our commitments and remain accountable for our individual perspectives and actions.
Respect and Caring
We are committed to and care about all people we serve, including our clients, our employers, our staff, and our community. We work hard to achieve the best employment and skills development opportunities possible for our clients in a healthy, caring, professional, and supportive environment. We respect our clients’ rights to make their employment and life choices (decisions).
We work together to build understanding. We stand by one another and pull together through good times and bad. In doing so, we can leverage each other’s strengths and accomplish extraordinary things.
We understand relationships matter and intentionally develop partnerships. We actively collaborate to build understanding and to leverage our clients’, employers’, and communities’ collective knowledge, expertise, and resources to achieve the best skills development and meaningful employment results.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity
We believe in making connections and appreciating all diversity. We are committed to being inclusive, open, and approachable and actively seek to better understand the many complex dynamics of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to ensure our opportunities are equitable and accessible to all. We stand for the elimination of discrimination and recognize the immense value of diverse lived and learned experience to our organization.
We strive to be leaders in the field of supported employment and skills development. We explore root causes of issues in order to convene diverse conversations and generate community solutions to employment issues. We have the courage and confidence to develop and embrace new opportunities and create new solutions in order to shape a better, more accessible future for people with disabilities and barriers.
What we do, we do well. We are innovative by always seeking new knowledge, by imagining, by creating, and by continuously improving our services and results.
Our values drive many behaviours, some of which include
- Team Work
- Risk Taking
- Servant Leadership
- Effective Communication
- Sense of Humour
- Building a Sense of Belonging