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2022 Focus on Ability Short Film Awards
Inclusion BC and the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship’s films Gender and Employment: Gender Matters and Getting Ready to Work in our Schools are finalists in the NOVA Employment 2022 Focus on Ability Short Film Awards, International Documentary.
Focus on Ability (FOA) is designed to encourage filmmakers to focus on the ability of people with disability. This year they’re celebrating 14 years of doing just that!
Based in Australia, this year’s FOA festival International section had an amazing 126 finalists from 18 different countries.
Voting is open until 22 August: http://www.focusonability.com.au/
Voters go in the running to win $50 iTunes vouchers, but you can only vote once
Community Living BC (2019) estimated 24.2% of adults who they support had some employment income. The estimated gender breakdown was 61% male and 39% female. In this video we explore gender inequities and reflect on how gender matters when it comes to employment outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.
Getting Ready to Work in our Schools
Inclusive education plays an important role in facilitating positive employment outcomes for transitioning youth with intellectual disabilities: “When it comes to employment, it’s something that exists in the future. But we need to create that pathway to discover who are you as an individual and who are you as a potential employee” (Inclusive Education Teacher). In this video, people discuss the importance of employment and factors to promote successful employment outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities.