October is Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) and Community
inclusion month. The ICE (Inclusive Employer) awards were created to allow
us an opportunity to highlight and show the value of inclusiveness,
open-minded thinking, and progress in our local communities.
REALM in association with Rotary at Work, Community Living British Columbia
(CLBC), Kootenay Employment Services, and East Kootenay News Online (e-Know)
will be hosting the third ICE Awards, recognizing Inclusive Employers in the
East Kootenay region. These employers have the vision, drive, and
determination to make a difference in the community and workforce.
This month there will be an opportunity to acknowledge these employers and
thanking them publicly for moving our communities forward.
On November 4, 2021 we will be celebrating the nominated leaders, showcasing
how and why they are inclusive. Again, this year we will be handing out ICE
awards for five different categories: Community Mentor, Accessibility,
Innovative Career Builder, Authentic Leader, and the Emboldened Visionary.
Who are they? These leaders are “breaking the ice” removing barriers and
appreciate how it is important to fight for equality in the community.
How are we recognizing them? The nominees’ leadership excels in the category
in which they are assigned. Please nominate the employer of your choice in
Nominate by September 25, 2021.