This year at the Vancourver 2010 Winter Olympics, Canada showed the world that we truly have a heart of gold – we topped the podium more than any other country ever. I’m not sure which I heard more of, I Believe (CTV’s offical song of the Olympics) or O Canada. We should all know both by heart now.
Now, the celebrations continue in Vancouver as the coveted torch arrives again, this time for the 2010 Paralympic Games. The Paralympic Flame will once again be brought into BC Place for the Opening Ceremony this evening which will be broadcast live to Vancouver, and aired again by CTV tomorrow for the rest of Canada.
Here at Career Edge Organization, we have been promoting Abilities in our own way, by creating internship opportunities and launching the careers of graduates of Canadian high schools, colleges and universities with disabilities through our Ability Edge paid internship program.
Last week, Ability Edge participated in two excellent events at post-secondary institutions.
On March 3rd, we were at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus participating as panelists, alongside representatives from TD Bank Financial Group, PepsiCo, Ontario Public Service, National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) and IBM – many of whom are Host Employers to our paid internship programs. In fact, RBC was recently awarded with the Ability Edge Program of the Year Award at our annual Achievement Awards.
The following day we were at George Brown College presenting at “Future Directions 2010,” which was a very well organized and well attended event aimed at connecting students who have disabilities with employers, advice and resources.
As the games carry on in Vancouver, we applaud the champion employers and partner organizations who carry the torch in their organizations!
We’ll be watching the games closely – be sure to check back for updates on the Opening Ceremonies, Sledge Hockey and other major Paralympic events!