Accessible Employment

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2010 Legacies Now supported AccessWORKS, which aimed to connect people with disabilities to jobs, volunteer positions and other economic opportunities associated with the 2010 Winter Games. AccessWORKS offered a Purposeful Purchasing program, whcih encouraged organizations to purchase goods and services from suppliers that advance economic inclusion ofpeopel with disabilities.

Following the Games, we transferred Purposeful Purchasing to the United Community Services Co-op, where it continues as a resource for not-for-profit and community organizations. As another legacy of the Games, we provided go2 Tourism HR Society with funding to develop a strategic plan to advance employment for people with disabilities within the tourism sector.