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From September 22 – 24, 2022, Inclusion BC with Inclusion Langley co-hosted a three-day virtual Youth Employment Summit (YES) to inspire, encourage, and support youth with disabilities in discovering paths to employment. 

Thank you to all our delegates, presenters, organizers, and inclusive employers for making this event a success!

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Virtual Job Fair

On Day 3, September 24, we held our Virtual Job Fair to meet with inclusive employers, talk about opportunities, and apply for jobs!

Here are a few employers:


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Read about our presenters here:

Schedule of events:

Day 1 – Sept 22

10 am – 10:15 am


Welcome everyone & housekeeping

10:15 am – 11 am

Youth Panel

Impact, Youth Works, and In The Zone are employment projects delivered by Inclusion Langley, join this session to learn more about each of those programs and get insight from 4 youths that will speak to their experience

11:15 am – 12 pm

Job Game – Rights and Responsibilities

Are you finally ready to find a job and start earning the big bucks, or maybe you already are working? You realize there is so much more to work than just doing what you’re told and getting money for it. There’s one small problem- you don’t know even know what you don’t know. Take a big breath because we got you. In this fun and interactive session, you get to learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Knowing these things can help you figure out if an employer treats their workers fairly and can help prevent and manage problems that might come up at work. You will also get a copy of the Plain Language Guide to BC’s Employment Laws to follow along with during the presentation and play a game at the end to test your knowledge. 

12 pm – 12:45 pm

Breakout Sessions A

A1. Jobs with Amazon

Join Amazon’s Community Engagement Specialist, Lindsay Martin, to learn about Amazon, their employment opportunities, and ways to apply.

A2. CBC AbiliCrew Placements for Excellence

During this session we will give an overview of the CAPE program, including Breanna’s personal experiences, and answer questions regarding working at CBC as a person with disabilities.

The CBC Abilicrew Placements for Excellence (CAPE) program, specifically available to people with disabilities is back.  Now in its fifth year, CAPE is a paid placement program that aims to kick-start the careers of disabled people, eliminate barriers to employment, showcase the participant’s skills, and generate more discussion, learning, and content related to disability, accessibility, and inclusion.

This program targets professionals with disabilities who are early in their careers and have not yet worked at the CBC.

The participants will be immersed in selected CBC departments. Throughout the program, these ten participants will gain valuable hands-on experience and industry knowledge and have the opportunity to build their careers and network with CBC’s team of accomplished leaders.


A3. Animation with WildBrain Studios

Do you have a passion for animation? Wild Brain Studios is a Canadian company and will be sharing about their company and what they look for in team members.


1 pm – 1:45 pm

Breakout Sessions B

B1. Douglas College

Join a Douglas College student and faculty member to discuss ways to meet your employment goals by going to college or university.

B2. Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Join a KPU student and faculty member to discuss ways to meet your employment goals by going to college or university.

1:50 pm – 2 pm

Day 1 Closing


Day 2 – Sept 23

10 am – 10:15 am


Welcome everyone & housekeeping

10:15 am – 11 am

Breakout Sessions C

C1. MentorAbility

Are you interested in being matched with a mentor who is working in your career area of interest? Whether you are just starting to think about employment, actively looking for employment, or are employed, MentorAbility is a great project to explore employment opportunities.

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C2. Gender Diversity

QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, B.C. that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Our building serves as a catalyst for community initiatives and collective strength.



C3. Disclosure

We all want the hiring process to be easier, not more difficult. It is a good experience when everyone’s rights are being respected. The legal aspects about disclosure are quite clear but many employers and job seekers are unclear about what they are. In this workshop we will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the right time to disclose or not to disclose about having a disability.

11 am – 11:15 am

Break with Ben Simcoe

11:15 am – 12 pm

Breakout Sessions D

D1. Financial Literacy

The goal is to support and empower people like you to make better, more informed financial decisions.

D2. Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Join this session with Worksafe BC to find out what bullying and harassment look like at work, and how you can avoid it and take action against it.


D3. Workplace Boundaries

Positive workplace culture doesn’t just happen; it is created by employees and employers alike working together. Workplace culture is about contributing to a positive and motivating job setting. In this session we will talk about what workplace culture is, values and mission statements, the do’s and the don’ts, productive and unproductive behaviors and the unwritten rules on the job. 

12 pm – 12:15 pm


12:15 pm – 1 pm

Breakout Sessions E

E1. Recipe for Success

Do you have an interest in cooking? UNITI located in south Surrey will be sharing about their Culinary arts program and how you could participate


E2. Gig Work

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? For over 30 years, Community Futures has been a proven leader in supporting rural entrepreneurs and small to medium enterprises throughout BC and across Canada to survive and thrive.


E3. Work BC

WorkBC is here to help you on your career journey. Learn about what Work BC has to offer for you

1:05 pm – 1:50 pm

Youth Panel

The Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment (TYDE) project empowers young people with disabilities to find meaningful paid work, unlocking the door to a world of possibilities.

1:50 pm – 2 pm


Day 3 – Sept 24

10 am – 2 pm

Virtual Job Fair

On Day 3, September 24, join us for our Virtual Job Fair to meet with inclusive employers, talk about opportunities, and apply for jobs!

Here are a few employers that will be joining us:

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Make it Fable


Work With Us

The 2022 Youth Employment Summit was made possible with funding from: