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PHOTOS: WorkBC’s Inclusive Job Fair in Revelstoke

Victoria Maxwell spoke about mental illness inclusivity in the workplace

The WorkBC inclusive job fair brought in a small crowd of people into the Revelstoke Community Centre on Thursday morning (April 20).

Starting with a presentation from keynote speaker, Victoria Maxwell, the fair’s theme was inclusivity in the workplace.

Maxwell spoke about her own experiences dealing with mental illness, and how it affected her work life. She talked about the best employers she had and how they helped to accommodate her needs so that she could continue to be a valued member of the workforce.

As employers and job seekers from Revelstoke sat and listened to her story, Maxwell encouraged everyone that mental illness should not prevent people from looking for work or from getting hired.

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Local employers included:

  • Interior Health Support Services
  • Parks Canada
  • RCMP
  • Cronometer
  • British Columbia Infrastructure and Benefits
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resorts
  • City of Revelstoke - Parks and Recreation
  • Tim Hortons
  • Enchanted Forest
  • CP Rail
  • Halcyon Hot Springs
  • Boulder Mountain Resort
  • Revelstoke After School Society
  • Revelstoke Museum and Revelstoke Railway Museum
  • First Impressions Hair Salon
  • Columbia-Shuswap Invasive Species Society
  • Okanagan College

The next job fair will likely not be until the fall.

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