January is Artist of the Month
Alberta has become the first province in Canada to dedicate a month to Artists. January is Month of the Artist, an annual celebration of Artists and the value they bring to the province - both socially and economically.
To honour this month, Prospect is showcasing the many creative individuals we support though our services.
Watch for Artist features throughout the month below and throughout our social media!
Week 2 Artists:
Week 1 Artists:
Prospect Spotlight – Freaking Awesome T-Shirts
Prospect’s Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program in Edmonton shared an awesome story of one of their young entrepreneurs, Reggie Villeneuve, who is the proud owner of Freaking Awesome T-Shirts.
Reggie came to the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program at Prospect’s Edmonton office earlier this year because he had a great idea and was overwhelmed with the idea of starting a business. As Reggie puts it, starting a business “is kind of like jumping into the sea and hoping you’ll find dry land before your arms give out.”
Prospect was able to work with Reggie and provide resources and support that he needed to grow his business. Reggie says, “I’ve been coming here seven months. My online business has grown to the point where you can barely tell it’s the same website. I’ve learned more in these few months than I learned in my last year of high school. If you don’t know which way to turn or what to do next, Prospect Human Services will help you find which way is up. They’re not going to hold your hand…but I’d be lost without them because their one-on-one approach and business knowledge is customized to your needs.”www.entrepreneurswithdisabilities.ca
SPARK Disability Art Festival December 3-7, 2018
SPARK Disability Art Festival runs December 3-7, 2018.
SPARK is produced by Prospect and is Calgary’s largest and longest running visual arts festivals for artists pan-disability.
With more submissions than any year before, the 2018 festival takes place over 3 floors of the cSPACE King Edward building, and includes a panel discussion at the RGO Treehouse.
Festival Panel Discussion & Reception
Thursday, December 6
• Panel Discussion 6-7pm: cSPACE King Edward RGO Treehouse
• Reception 7-8pm: Studio C Gallery
Click HERE to download the action-packed program, and HERE for exciting updates on the festival website.
Looking forward to celebrating disability pride with you!
Schlumberger & Prospect - Empowering Veterans Through Employment
On November 14th, Prospect and Schlumberger collaborated to deliver the Effective Strategy Session called Empowering Veterans Through Employment at the Marriott in downtown Calgary. The event was well attended by several of Prospect’s employer partners and featured two panels of speakers. The first panel was comprised of leaders from BMO, Nutrien, Katerra, CP Rail, Chevron and Schlumberger, who discussed best practices for including candidates with military experience in the workforce. The second panel included Canadian, American and British Veterans, who talked about their experience transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce.
A special thanks to Nick Tran and Celine Gerson from Schlumberger for their tremendous collaboration and the very generous $15K donation to our military employment programs, Forces@WORK and BaseToBusiness.