Posted by Allan (Al) McMillan
Rotarian Bill Ptacek worked with the Rotary Employment Partnership to open up job opportunities at the Calgary Public Library for people with developmental disabilities.  Our October Newsletter highlights the success of inclusive hiring at the Library. 
As CEO of the Library, Bill Ptacek opened the door to discussions about inclusive hiring two years ago, and the Partnership worked with the Library every step of the way to make sure they have the right people for the right job.  Bill said this week that "The Calgary Public Library wanted this to be a model for other public sector employers.  We would like our very positive experience to translate to more opportunities at municipal, provincial and even federal levels of government."
If you think you can arrange a meeting with a potential employer, please contact Rotarians Mike Colborne ( or Al McMillan (  Inclusive hiring starts with a discussion.
Thank you for your support.
Al McMillan
Rotary Club of Calgary - Downtown
Mike Colborne
Chair – Calgary Steering Committee
Rotary Employment Partnership
Calgary Rotary Clubs