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Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) promotes the inclusion of workers with disabilities in Alberta’s economy. Every October, community stakeholders and the Government of Alberta partner to deliver activities and events around the province to:

  • increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities within Alberta’s business community
  • increase employer engagement and raise awareness around the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities
  • increase inclusion through collaboration by connecting service providers, Indigenous organizations, government and businesses
  • highlight employers who demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity

DEAM 2022

The theme for DEAM 2022 is: Disability is Diversity – Futureproofing Alberta’s Workforce

The province will be supporting events and activities hosted by the Alberta Employment First Network (AEFN) and others. For more information about DEAM 2022, including event details, visit:

Get involved

There are many ways to celebrate DEAM, such as:

  • celebrating the skills, successes and achievements of Albertans with disabilities in the workforce by attending DEAM events
  • volunteering your time to help promote and advocate for the participation of people with disabilities in the workforce
  • sharing your event photos and experiences to social media, using the hashtag #DEAM, and retweeting other related posts

Social media graphics

Download social media graphics below and post using the hashtag #DEAM to help raise awareness.

Check out past DEAM highlights

Resources for job seekers and employers

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