Award-winning Employable Me releases season 3
Photo: Outakes from Employable Me – Episode 6
Employable Me is an honest and emotional six-part documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to overcome their disabilities and prove that their health conditions shouldn’t make them unemployable.
They may have Down Syndrome, be blind, partially sighted or have a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, or Autism Spectrum Disorder but each person is still capable of joining the workforce and acquiring a job. The journey isn't always easy but the subjects work to embrace their strengths and weaknesses, change employers' perceptions and land a job they're truly passionate about.
Seasons one and two of Employable Me were granted the Rockie Awards for Best Lifestyle Program at the Banff World Media Festival, and the Diversify TV's Excellence Award for Representation of Disability in the Non-Scripted Category at MIPCOM 2017.
Season 3, premiering Sunday July 5th on TVO, continues to display the talents of potential employees with the incredible help of experts in the medical and hiring fields.
Among the companies participating in the third season include; The Second City, La Prep, Myplanet, Sobeys, Mindshare and JOIN (Job Opportunity Information Network).
With various community partners, including Carla Qualtrough Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion,Senator Jim Munson, the March of Dimes Canada,the Geneva Centre for Autism and the CNIB, the series is highly successful and supported by the local community.
Produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), and in a partnership with AMI and TVO, Employable Me is licensed by all3media international.
"We are constantly humbled by the job seekers we meet and feature on Employable Me," says Thomas Howe, president and executive producer at THA. "Their positive attitudes and determination to gain employment are truly inspiring. It is an honour for us to be able to present their stories."
To follow AMI's mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, Employable Me utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) for individuals who are blind or partially sighted to ensure that anybody can enjoy the documentary.
Tune in to Employable Me on TVO or stream past episodes at TVO.org to see how disabled Canadians are overcoming discrimination and becoming an important asset in the workplace.