Strength in Diversity
The Progressive Alternatives Society of Calgary is a non-profit organization that supports people with developmental disabilities to become a valuable part of the workforce.
More and more companies are moving toward a more diverse workforce. Diversity in the workplace means that the business can gain a better understanding of their customer base, retain talent with improved culture, and adapt to market conditions with a broader point of view and skillset.
For over two decades, PASC has been successfully matching people and employers together. In doing so, a level of expertise has been acquired which only experience can teach. PASC has the experience to help you accomplish your diversity goals.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH PASC
Working with PASC to bring diversity into your workplace is a fully supported undertaking. We have the experience needed to ensure a successful outcome for both participants and employers. This program is mutually beneficial. Our careful job research finds gaps that need to be filled in your organization and matches them with the abilities of our participants. Your organization will grow stronger as those needs are met reliably.
Access to recruitment services at no cost to your business
Our knowledge about achieving diversity in the workplace
Assurance that a job will be completed to employer standards
Two decades of successful matches for employers
Experience in assisting employers in building a more diverse workforce
THE PASC MATCHING PROCESS
Step 1. Discovery
People are supported in preparation for employment through an exploration of their capabilities, education, interests and strengths.
When we match employers and participants together, you can be assured that whenever we send someone through your door, they are qualified to do the job to a high standard. PASC has been successfully matching participants and employers since 1985.
Step 2. Planning
People are supported to secure valued competitive employment by being matched with an Employment Facilitator who assists them.
The participant, along with their Facilitator, researches different companies that match the skills and interests of the person looking for work. This is done by a series of information interviews, work experiences, work trials and job proposals. The purpose is to find out the employment needs of the businesses being investigated and to capitalize on those needs in securing valued competitive employment for the job seeker.
Step 3. Facilitation
We provide participants with on-the-job consultation and support.
When you decide to hire someone with the assistance of PASC, an Employment Facilitator will be made available at your request to assist the candidate in learning the requirements of their job description. The purpose of this is to ensure that the quality of work is done to your satisfaction as well as highlight the valuable asset of hiring someone who happens to have a disability. As the participant becomes more independent, support is reduced. However, it will be available as long as necessary to ensure success. Each engagement is personalized to the needs of the individual and the employer. In the event of a change in job duties or business conditions, PASC can be called in at any time to offer consultation to assist with job redesign or additional accommodations as required.
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYER SERVICES
PURSUE DIVERSITY IN YOUR WORKPLACE
Get in to touch with PASC today to start the conversation about how you can commit to or improve diversity in your workplace with our program.