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Accommodations for people with low vision include providing seating where the lighting best meets their individual needs; making brochures, job announcements, and other information available in electronic format; and equipping computers with large monitors and screen enlargement software.

Most Recent Jobs

Employment Counsellor – Bilingual (French/English)

Agilec - Oshawa,
Posted Friday February, 9th

Part-time Audio Visual Technician

Town of Ajax - Ajax,
Posted Friday February, 9th

Part-time Culinary Instructor

Town of Ajax - Ajax,
Posted Friday February, 9th

Employability Awards

2009 EmployABILITY Awards

On May 25th the Durham Region Employment Network (DREN) held the EmployABILITY Awards Gala at the Tosca Banquet Hall in Oshawa. After internationally renowned motivational speaker and blind athlete, Craig MacFarlane, inspired the audience as he spoke about his own personal experiences living with a disability, CTV News Anchor Ken Shaw hosted the awards ceremony where twelve employees were recognized as nominees for an EmployABILITY award along with their employer and employment agency.

EmployABILITY Winners

Winner Janet Dick 
Nominated by Avocation Employment Alliance of Durham
Employer Royal Bank Financial Group
Winner Donald Smith 
Nominated by Northern Lights Canada
Employer  East Side Mario’s Oshawa
Winner Kamal Kishor 
Nominated by Challenging Directions Whitby Mental Health Centre
Employer Tim Hortons Oshawa
Innovation Award Winner Terri Gray for “Dewey’s Café”
Volunteer Citizenship Award Winners Miriam Beach
Frank Murphy
Region of Durham Accessibility Award Winners Bowmanville GoodLife Fitness 
Kathleen Matinlassi of Port Perry 
Lafontaine Trading Post in Whitby
City of Oshawa