According to SPP Communiqués from the University of Calgary (2017), nearly two-thirds of adults with a developmental disability in Canada are not in the workforce, even though many are ready, willing and able to work. Three in four of survey respondents reported their disability had created barriers to employment.
It’s time to make a change. Lil E is not just a job opportunity. We are facilitating a journey for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build meaningful and long-lasting careers; in turn creating a more accepting and inclusive community. When Lil E team members are ready to further apply their workplace experience, we will connect them to future opportunities with the Lil E Roasters (our corporate friends). These wonderful corporations share in our values and are aligned to hire Lil E employees and/or candidates in our pipeline.
Join our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) to build 10,000 careers! Your financial support of Lil E will make a difference in our ability to achieve this goal. Donations to date have financed the build and equipment of Lil E Coffee Cafe, providing a strong foundation for its journey. New donations will help support Lil E in training our staff and employing more people to make a difference together.