What We Do
Prospect helps people who face barriers to employment. Our clients include everyone from people with disabilities to recent immigrants to ill-and-injured military personnel who need help to transition to a civilian career. Prospect is a not-for-profit organization, but our motivation isn’t charity. Far from it.
We believe everyone who wants a fulfilling job should have one. We’re driven to help people who face barriers because society – all of us – reaps the benefits for years to come. Before we open doors, we open minds. Educating employers is a key part of what we do, because the best preparation for a job is of no value if the doors are closed. That’s why we conduct employer seminars and workshops on how to build inclusivity into corporate cultures.
Most employers quickly discover that by removing barriers in their recruitment process they gain access to a deeper pool of talented, dedicated and loyal employees. Employers also learn that hiring the populations we serve bolsters their image as progressive, diverse, inclusive workplaces. The business case is compelling: it is a win-win.
PROSPECT ACKNOWLEDGED AS A DIVERSITY LEADER
The prestigious Alberta Business Awards of Distinction were held on the evening of February 27th, at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. The awards are hosted by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce and have been coveted by Alberta organizations in all sectors since 1992.Prospect was a finalist in two categories. A client we nominated was also a finalist.
- Prospect was the winner in the category of Diversity Leadership Award of Distinction.
- The client we nominated, BMO Financial Group, was also a winner, taking home the honours in the category of Employer of Persons with Disabilities.
The Diversity Leadership honour is “Awarded to an organization that embraces diversity in their workforce, encourages respect and inclusion, eliminates discrimination and barriers, and is helping to create welcoming and inclusive workplaces and communities.”