For several years Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers has been working in partnership with EmployAbilities by providing work experience and employment to increase the representation of persons with disabilities in their workforce. Currently they have employed an individual from EmployAbilities. Edmonton Mennonite Centre continues to hire diverse staff in an effort to create a workforce that reflects the community they serve, by integrating new staff with a welcoming atmosphere and a holistic approach. EMCN revolves its practices around the values of diversity, compassion and responsibility bringing unity in a diverse workforce.
The EmployAbilities Community Initiative Award of Distinction recognizes the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers for their contribution in identifying, supporting, promoting and increasing awareness of the abilities of persons with disabilities. . EMCN demonstrates to other employers how to utilize the skills and abilities that the disability community has to offer to the employer. They are recognized as leaders in the business community as they raise awareness for hiring and maintaining a diverse workforce.