"This is my favourite part of the month!" -Sibling, in regards to Sibshops
"When I first came to the HIRE program, I had low self-esteem, low confidence, and I wasn’t very knowledgeable about finding a career. But through the lessons and the interactions I’ve had with both the staff and my classmates, I have improved tremendously and now have the tools and support I need to find the right job for me. (HIRE participant)"
-Michael, HIRE Participant
"Nicole is a wonderful staff member, who has helped us every step of the way. She is awesome!"
"The First Red Card is extremely useful and will help the individual and emergency teams!"
-Chris, First Red Card Carrier
"I initially came into the HIRE program to seek help on finding and maintaining employment. I had extremely low confidence and also had a lot of anger issues. Since taking this course my self-esteem went from 8% to 100%. I now have a purpose in life and I feel really confident about myself and where I’m going. This course has also given me the tools to manage my anger when in work or home situations. I now give people the benefit of the doubt and know how to keep my cool in order to make a potentially bad situation into a positive experience."
-James, HIRE participant
“HIRE helped me a lot, for example, they helped me to find a job that is best for me, doing some research on the job that you are applying for, and also with long and short term goals. My time in the SNAPS H.I.R.E program has been helpful, I learned some tips and tricks in this class."
RR – Okotoks, HIRE participant
“When I first came to HIRE I felt discouraged in the direction my life was going. While attending Hire classes I learned the importance of being punctual for my employer and my support system around me. I learned how to present myself in a positive way. HIRE taught me a lot about resumes, Interviews, what Employers look for, and how to be more professional. Furthermore, they taught me the importance of goals and working together with my community to bring a positive influence to my life." JG – High River, HIRE participant
“I take pride on working on being the best employee I can be every time I go to work. I have positive supports from SNAPS and my community and if I ever have a problem, I know where to go to get the help and a positive solution. Attending the HIRE program has brought nothing but positive changes to my life, the HIRE program gave the confidence I need to just be myself."
DR – High River, HIRE participant
“This program (HIRE) is something I did not realize was something I was able to take, but due to this class they helped move me in the right direction.”
AH – High River, HIRE participant
“With the HIRE class, I have was able to step back on MY pathway of life… to see me through my own eyes. Finding work is work. Now I see I can look in all directions knowing if I step off my pathway it is not a fall it is just a trip.”
KK – Okotoks, HIRE participant
" When I first came I was nervous … but when days passed I felt comfortable because I met new friends and staff were very supportive. I learned how to deal with co-workers in a positive way or to have a good attitude. How to dress up properly to look professional. Furthermore, I learned a lot of things that I could apply for my future job. I thank HIRE and SNAPS staff for everything, your support, and help." JB – Okotoks, HIRE participant
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity > to take HIRE program class. The class helped me to put in order my resume and show me what is important when looking for job. I was taking part in one on one meetings which were helpful and I was able to discuss different possibilities for myself."
D – Okotoks, HIRE participant
"During HIRE classes I learned how to write a cover letter, change my resume to suit the employer, and answer interview questions. The classes have helped build my confidence and strengthened my job hunting ability. I attribute this to the one-on-one approach of the classes. I feel good about moving forward down my career path."
C – Okotoks, HIRE participant
Inclusion Foothills is a non-profit organization that serves the Foothills and Willow Creek regions in Alberta, Canada.
Inclusion is a purposeful journey to live, work, learn and play together.
To provide advocacy and support for individuals with pan disability and their families/guardians so they may:
~ enjoy all rights, responsibilities, and benefits of citizenship
~ be valued and included as equal/valued citizens
~ be free of discrimination
Inclusive communities where everyone is embraced and valued.
Values and Beliefs:
1. We believe in the uniqueness and value of individuals with pan disabilities (all).
2. We believe that everyone should have a full, meaningful and contributing life in their community.
3. We believe children and adults with pan disabilities (all) should have the opportunity and support to:
a. grow up in a family
b. have a home in the community
c. learn together in regular classrooms
d. have rewarding, meaningful employment in the community
e. develop meaningful friendships and relationships
f. participate, contribute to, and enhance the community
g. expand and strengthen their capacity
4. We believe that everyone has individual strengths and needs which require supports designed to achieve life goals.
5. We believe in the importance of family support providing clarity, education and advocacy for individuals and families.
Inclusion Foothills provides support, education, and information to families who are living with or are connected to someone with special needs, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Inclusion Foothills works with families and communities to connect them to the right resources.
Inclusion Foothills services range from support groups, one-to-one assistance planning, providing resource databases and so much more. Recently, Inclusion Foothills has expanded its services to offer Employment Services, assisting those with barriers find meaningful and rewarding work.
Inclusion Foothills supports many needs across pan disabilities from Asthma, Asperger's, Cerebral Palsy, DD, Gifted and Talented to Williams Syndrome and more.
Inclusion Foothills is not a Government Agency and is strictly funded through public grants, fundraising, and donations from generous people like you.
If you would like to know more about Inclusion Foothills please contact us or call (403)603-3232 or Toll-free 1-866-507-6277