Disability Employment Awareness Month - 2023

About DEAM

Disability Employment Awareness Month

Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October and September in BC. CCRW celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month to promote employment inclusion for persons with disabilities and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

Throughout September, and the entire month of October, CCRW, along with our dedicated members and valued community partners, will come together to honour and amplify the remarkable contributions of individuals living with disabilities within our workplaces and communities. We extend a warm invitation to you to join us in this endeavour, raise awareness, and play a pivotal role in dismantling the obstacles that hinder the full participation of Canadians with disabilities in the realms of work and society. Together, we can pave the way for a more inclusive and equitable future.

DEAM History

Proclamation of DEAM in Canada

The origins of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) trace back to its inaugural proclamation in Canada during the year 2010, specifically by the Province of Manitoba. Building upon this early initiative, Saskatchewan joined in 2011, followed by a wave of enthusiastic participation from provinces such as British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and New Brunswick, each securing their own official proclamations in quick succession.

CCRW Events Happening as Part of DEAM

October 6, 2023
3380 Barnstead Lane, Halifax, NS

Reverse Job Fair

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October 12, 2023
1 Germain Street, Saint John NB

Job Developer Network – Meeting & Networking Lunch

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October 19, 2023
1867 Yonge St, Suite 906 Toronto, ON

DEAM Open House in Toronto

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Showing Your Skills

A Resume Writing Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities


In the competitive landscape of the job market, a well-crafted resume is your initial introduction to potential employers, that’s why we put together this comprehensive eBook to assist in your job search. A resume serves as your professional identity, showcasing your unique strengths, experiences, and skills.

For job seekers with disabilities, a strong resume holds even greater significance, as it allows you to highlight your capabilities and present yourself as a valuable asset to any organization. Don’t miss out on this invaluable resource – download our eBook today and take the first step towards securing your dream job!

Share Your Story!


#MyDEAMStory is an inspiring campaign celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month. We invite our audience to share their empowering narratives from the workplace, highlighting the resilience and achievements of individuals with disabilities. By amplifying these stories, we aim to foster inclusivity, challenge stigmas, and promote equal opportunities in the workplace.

Please share your workplace story

Want to have your voice heard? Use our template to write a letter to your local minister urging them to proclaim DEAM. By recognizing and actively participating in DEAM, all of Canada can underscore its commitment to building a more inclusive and diverse society where every citizen, regardless of their abilities, can play an integral role in shaping our collective future.

Interview with CCRW's Former Jobseeker - Myles

Interview with CCRW's Former Jobseeker - Keisha