Two Spectrum Works Volunteers

April 12, 2024


An event in support of autism awareness month, we aim to break the stigmas associated with autistic job seekers contributing to the workforce.

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    Who We Are.

    Our Mission

    We aim to continue breaking the stigma associated with neurodivergent individuals contributing to the workforce.

    Our Vision

    Four goals that have now become the pillars of Spectrum Works - employment, awareness, education, and most importantly, hope. Hope for a bright future for those living with Autism and their families.

    Our Purpose

    Helping autistic job seekers find employment, educate and bring awareness.

    Why Virtual?

    Hosting a virtual event allows us: Firstly, to scale the event across Canada, enabling us to reach more communities outside major Canadian cities. Secondly, To mitigate in-person crowds and situations that may be stressful for those who experience social anxiety or sensory overload.

    Who Is This For?

    2800+ people living with ASD attended our job fair seeking employment and are joined by notable employers and service providers who believe in our mission.

    Why Should I Join?

    This is an opportunity for employers like yourself to diversify your team and meet amazing potential employees you wouldn’t have otherwise met. Likewise job seekers will be given the chance to meet with hiring managers and employers, gain insight into different industries, network with peers and experts, find new opportunities and discover potential jobs.

    Past Participating Employers

    Why Hire People Who Are Neurodiverse?

    ✓ Rule abiding                            ✓ Ability to spot deviances

    ✓ Results-driven                        ✓ Minimal assumptions or biases

    ✓ Talent for detail                      ✓ Heightened pattern recognition   

    ✓ Out-of-the-box thinking     

    ✓ Focused concentration       

    ✓ Perseverance and tenacity

    ✓ Productive; can perform equal to or better than their peers (up to 140%)

    ✓ Anticipate market changes

    ✓ Meet or exceed financial targets

    ✓ Increase innovation and creativity

    ✓ Improve company image and reputation

    ✓ Contribute to improved social agenda

    ✓ Increase company and team perspectives

    ✓ Improve morale and employee engagement

    ✓ Better problem solving and decision making

    Our Service Providers

    Job Skill Workshops

    We want all the job seekers who attend our event to have the best chance possible at obtaining meaningful employment. We aid you every step of the way from best practices to pre-recorded webinars.

    Resume/Employment Consulting

    We have created both a resume building booth and an interview prep booth with a pre-recorded video, as well as a live attendant, to assist with any questions surrounding building a good resume.

    Networking Opportunities

    Our event will give you the opportunity to not only gain meaningful employment - but also make meaningful connections. Join virtual conversation rooms and potentially make a friend or two, or even create your own room highlighting specific topics of conversation around things that interest you.

    A Big Thank You to Our Partners

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