Three organizations are coming together for a day of social inclusion in Barry’s Bay.

Employment First – the Key to Social Inclusion is a collaboration between the Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living, Access Work Service and Tyerman and Daughters Inc. Rural Outreach Employment Services.  It’s happening tomorrow, designed to show employers, job hunters, agencies and the community the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

The day is starting-out with a free business owners’ breakfast at the Opeongo Seniors Centre.  It’ll feature a panel of representatives from three Barry’s Bay businesses: Patricia Whitfield from the Vintage Shoppe, Neil O’Reilly from Metro and Peter Glofcheskie from Lorraine’s Pharmasave.

MVACL Community Participation Supports Manager Monica Prymack says the idea for the day started with the strategic planning process last year.

The breakfast will be followed by an afternoon of presentations from local agencies at Activities+.  There will be An Evening of Inspiration at the seniors centre with speaker and Executive Director of the Ontario Disabilities Employment Network Joe Dale.  For more information on how you can get involved, click here.