ACU wins REES award for disability commitment
February 18, 2011 - Assiniboine Credit Union has received the Reaching E-Quality Employment Services (REES) Star Employer Award – Large Business. The award is presented to an organization that has had significant impact on the disability community by demonstrating excellence and achievement.
(left to right) Michelle Norris, President of REES' Board of Directors; Mandy Rogasky, ACU Employment Specialist; Cherie Gebhardt, ACU Employment Specialist; Sharon McMahon, ACU Vice President, Human Resources; Shannon Martin, REES Executive Director; Marilyn Funk, ACU Human Resources Consultant.
“ACU was nominated this year because of its support for REES’ vision and values, including establishing an internship program for a young person with a disability,” said Shannon Martin, REES’ Executive Director. “ACU has a clear understanding of disability issues and accommodation, has made a strong commitment to the disability community and has a track record of successfully hiring and retaining employees with disabilities.”
Michelle Norris, President of REES’ Board of Directors presented the award to Assiniboine’s two Employment Specialists, Mandy Rogasky and Cherie Gebhardt and singled them out for their professionalism, respectfulness and welcoming natures.
“It is an honour to be recognized for our work in this area,” said ACU’s Vice-President of Human Resources, Sharon McMahon. “By actively recruiting people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, we intentionally reflect the community we serve, and we are a stronger company for it.”
Reaching E-Quality Employment Services has been assisting people with disabilities to gain employment since 1989.