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January 2018

Vision's Voice Newsletter, December 2017, Volume 1, Issue 6 (click for more...)





MRON 2017 Employer of Merit Award (click for more...)



Mariner Resource Opportunities Network Inc. congratulates Gas Land Ltd. of Old Perlican on winning the 2017 Employer of Merit Award during their Employer Appreciation Night. Gas Land has employed Brian Cannings for the past seven years in long-term seasonal employment. Brian is an important member of the Gas Land team and is provided the opportunity to learn new tasks and build upon his skills. This employer has a great understanding of the concept of Supported Employment and the benefits gained by both the employee and the employer. Management works in a fair and just manner, regardless of ability or disability. Gas Land is a definite role model for other businesses to follow.




December 2017

SENL Newsletter, December, 2017 (click for more...)






"A Community Walking Together" by Kem Young, Manager of the Green Bay Community Employment Corporation, Springdale, NL

On October 30th, 2017, the Green Bay Community Corporation, along with Life Unlimited for Older Adults, Care2Ride program, and the Green Bay Association for Community Living, held a community walk in Springdale.



Everyone gathered together at Springdale's Town Hall, where Deputy Mayor Shawn Weir signed a proclamation stating October as Community Living Month.



To celebrate inclusion in our community, we walked to the Manual hall, with the local RCMP and Fire Department as our escort.
During lunch we had a speech from local MHA Brian Warr, following two videos on "inclusion" and the "Care to Ride Program". The purpose of the Community Walk is to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour markets, community involvement, and education. Our theme was "A Community Walking Together", which have come a long way in the past few years. Breaking down barriers for individuals and families to be more included in our neighborhood, communities and society. We will keep focusing each year to build partnerships within our surrounding communities of the Green Bay area. Everyone deserves to be included.
The event ended with the cutting of the cake. We would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered to make this event a success.





Treasures by Jesse, Recipient of the Youth Business Award of the Year

In June 2017, Jesse completed the twwo year Film and Video Program through the College of the North Atlantic, in Stephenville.

What was going to be the next chapter in his life?

With limited work in the region for Jesse's interests, the family collectively decided Jesse's skills would be best served creating a small family owned business. Customers are in awe of Jesse's work in pebble art, sea glass and woodworking.

What a better name than "Treasures by Jesse", it seemed to fit so well.

Here we are only six months later and we have a wonderful little shop, well supported by the community, support agencies and sending special thanks to Island Furniture.

Jesse is naturally supported by his family, Wayne & Judy, along with brother Julien lending a hand when needed. Jesses grandmother Theresa covers lunch hours and Saturdays to help out. Trudie manages the public and front end duties. Its a true family supported business. It is a fantastic business that is unique, personalized and a true shopping experience.

On August 31, 2017 we held our Grand Opening, partnered with ReMax customer appreciation day. What a success! So many people came out to support Jesse and purchased items.

On October 20, 2017 Jesse won the Youth Business Award of the year! Jesse was beaming the entire night. What a wonderful surprise to be supported by so many people in the Bay St. George and surrounding areas.

We have a Facebook page, searchable by Treasures by Jesse. This page is updated a couple times each week highlighting all the new treasures. With online orders and local support, Treasures by Jesse has been a huge success.

We are blessed to have so many supporters! So many people follow this page and orders are flowing in from all points. We love it!!!!









October 2017

Cindy Watts Memorial Award Recipient - Lisa White

Lisa White was the recipient of the Cindy Watts Memorial Award during the 2017 Provincial Supported Employment Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Conference held at The Garrick Theatre, Bonavista, NL in October 2017.

Lisa has been a client of Ability Employment Corporation in Bonavista since she finished high school in 1998. In April of 1999 Lisa accepted a position as caretaker/Janitor at the College of The North Atlantic in Bonavista.

Her current employer is Premiere Atlantic. Lisa is currently supported though a SENL Purchased Support Agreement. For many years she was guided by several Job Coaches including her longest and good friend Geraldine Hynes, Pauline Newell & Doreen Fifield.

Lisa enjoys going to work every day and she always has a wonderful smile for everyone she sees and greets during her day. Her pleasant personality is a constant at the campus with staff and students alike always enjoying the daily interaction.

Congratulations Lisa White on receiving this award!

We would also like to acknowledge the other nominees:

  • Taylor Hann, Genesis Employment Corporation
  • Darren Stagg, Ability Employment Corporation
  • Colin Crewe, Ability Employment Corporation


The Cindy Watts Memorial Award was created in memory of Employment Counsellor Cindy Watts, Ability Employment Corporation, Clarenville who passed away in 2000. The Award is a way to honour Cindy for her exemplary work with the Supported Employment Program and for her dedication and commitment to her clients. Cindy had a true belief of what equality, inclusion and acceptance meant. The Award is an annual Award and is client driven. Employment Corporations can nominate an individual who they support in the workplace and who exemplifies Cindy's positive attitude, work ethic and participation in the community.




September 2017

Vision's Voice September 2017, Volume 1, Issue 5 Newsletter

Inside this issue:







July 2017

Vision's Voice June 2017, Volume 1, Issue 4 Newsletter

Inside this issue:

  • 2017 CODNL Business Inclusion Award
  • Our Newest Employer Partner
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Employment
  • Our Volunteer Board of Directors






July 2016

Visions Employment client Andrew Hynes receiving the Cindy Watts Memorial Award at the 2016 Provincial Supported Employment Newfoundland and Labrador (SENL) Conference at The Wilds, Salmonier, May 2016.

Pictures feature Andrew with his parents, Job Coach Angela Greeley, CDS Melissa Slade and Conference hosts Jennifer Baker, Employment Counsellor and Board Chairperson Elizabeth Moore of Mariner Resource Opportunities Network.

CONGRATULATIONS Andrew from all of us at Visions !!! Keep up the good work.

The Cindy Watts Memorial Award was created in memory of Employment Counsellor Cindy Watts, Ability Employment Corporation, Clarenville who passed away in 2000. The Award is a way to honour Cindy for her exemplary work with the Supported Employment Program and for her dedication and commitment to her clients. Cindy had a true belief of what equality, inclusion and acceptance meant. The Award is an annual Award and is client driven. Employment Corporations can nominate an individual who they support in the workplace and who exemplifies Cindy's positive attitude, work ethic and participation in the community.


















April 2015

June 17-19, 2015 are the dates set aside for the Annual Supported Employment Conference, hosted by Avalon Employment at the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network Building in Pleasantille.

This year's theme is "Building Success through Engagement and Partnership".

This is a wonderful opportunity for all Employment Corporations throughout our province to come together with their clients, employers, government agencies and other external parties to share new ideas and to celebrate the many successes of the past year.

Register early to avoid disappointment.

REGISTRATION FORM






January 2015

This is a picture of Visions Employment Plus Inc. client Mark Peddle receiving from his employer his five year Employee Pin and celebratory cake on October 23, 2014. Mark works as a Produce Clerk at Sobeys on Old Placentia Road in Mount Pearl.

CONGRATULATIONS Mark!!!!


Visions Biennial General Meeting November 2014





Visions 20 Year Anniversary Open House







visions Employment Client/Job Coach/Employer Christmas Appreciation Breakfast, Hotel Mount Pearl, December 10, 2014









November 2014

Compass CampMcCarthy (Musical Therapy) Article






July 2014

SENL July Newsletter

Special Olympics Closing Ceremony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_vAF8KPvOU&feature=youtu.be




March 2014

The Insider - A SENL Publication (Issue 1 Volume 1)

The Insider - A SENL Publication (Issue 2 Volume 1)

The Insider - A SENL Publication (Issue 3 Volume 1)






April 2013

On Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday April 24th- 26th , 2013, the Ability Employment Corporation will be hosting the Annual Supported Employment Newfoundland & Labrador Conference at the Terra Nova Park Lodge in Port Blandford.

This is an opportunity for all Employment Corporations throughout the province to come together with their clients, employers, government agencies & other external partners to share in new ideas and celebrate the many successes of the past year for our clients.

Registration is $175 per person but you are also welcome to attend the Gala evening only on Thursday, April 25th for $35.

Check out our website at http://abilityemployment.com/ for more information.

Thank You!




November 2012

Additional information has been posted in Upcoming Events, regarding the CASE Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador June 2013.




October 2012

Preliminary information has been posted in Upcoming Events, regarding the CASE Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador June 2013.




September 2012


"A big milestone for Supported Employment Newfoundland and Labrador last night, as it unveiled eight new posters as part of their provincial promotional campaign. The group is dedicated to providing people with disabilities employment throughout the province. Minister Responsible for the Volunteer and Non-Profit Sector, Nick McGrath, joined members of the group, the workers and their families at Bowring Park for the launch yesterday. Since its launch in 1997, the organization has grown significantly, with approximately 250 workers and 21 support employment agencies throughout the province. Shelley Andrews from the Avalon chapter says Newfoundland and Labrador has made great strides in helping persons with disabilities get into the work force.

The promotional posters show the faces of eight workers from Supported Employment. On top of last night's unveiling, a billboard featuring all eight workers is displayed on Kenmount Road, and will be for the next four weeks to celebrate inclusion in the workplace."

- www.vocm.com

Please note our press release on September 14, 2012.

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