At Autism Speaks Canada, we remain committed to diversity and inclusion. Please welcome our new autistic staff members who are joining our Walk team in a part- time capacity. Jean-Louis is new to the team and returning for another year are Benoit and Mark. Each brings a diverse background of professional and personal experiences.
“We are very excited to announce our Walk Call Centre Team. All members of this team are proud autistic Canadians and bring a diverse and unique voice to our walk program. We value inclusivity within our workforce, and we are delighted such skilled members of the workforce chose to be part of Autism Speaks Canada’s family. We are happy to continue bringing a first-person perspective in all things Walk.”
– Melanie Haydon, National Director, Walk and Community Events
Our Walk Call Centre is now open, and the team will be making courtesy calls over the coming weeks between 3:00pm and 8:30pm EST. As our ongoing supporters, we are counting on you to please give them a warm welcome.
Jean-Louis has a remarkable background in local community support. He has worked at Élections Canada and a non-profit library and learning centre in Westmount, Quebec. In his spare time, he is an avid movie and music aficionado.
Benoit currently works part time at Jean Coutu, and he is happy to work part time at Autism Speaks Canada. He loves history, geography, and politics. He loves to travel. Benoit enjoys classical music and hopes to become a Radio Broadcaster in the future.
Mark has an impressive background in demolition and restoration. He is very polite and dependable. His interests include hockey and golf. He loves all things Prince Edward Island.
At Autism Speaks Canada, we advocate for inclusive workplaces and providing meaningful employment opportunities for people on the spectrum. We are grateful to IT Talent Placement and multi-disciplinary team in Quebec for this recruitment, coaching and onboarding.
We hope our new team members inspire other employers and people on the spectrum and help build an inclusive Canada where autistic people can reach their full potential.