Donna Flaman-Johnson is the Inclusive Employment Broker with the 4to40 program – supporting individuals who experience intellectual disabilities in their job search. 4to40 was established in 2014 as a collaborative inclusive employment initiative between Creative Options Regina (COR) and the University of Regina’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Initiative, Campus for All. 4to40’s mandate is to connect people experiencing disability with forward-thinking employers.
Donna holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina and has over 30 years experience, working for both the provincial and federal government in Human Resources in various professional capacities. She has a heart for helping people with disabilites in both their personal and professional endeavours – and is truly inspired by the organizations who open themselves to putting people first and seeing the possibilities and contributions a person with an intellectual disability can make.
During this presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about 4to40; a partnership with the University of Regina – Campus for All and Creative Options Regina (COR). 4to40 is an initiative that connects people experiencing intellectual disabilities with forward-thinking employers who embrace a 4-to-40-hour work week. Those with intellectual disabilities encounter many barriers – especially attitudinal barriers – to employment and are generally overlooked or left out of the workplace. That is why 4to40 was established – to help counter the attitudinal barriers and biases faced by this often marginalized group of people in their search for employment.
Attendees will hear about the importance of real work for real pay, the customization of jobs to fit each person’s skills and interests, and a bit about the 4to40 story and how they work with employers in the Regina business community to help build inclusion in the workplace.