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Media Release Human Resources Summit Awards

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Media release regarding the Human Resources Summit Awards. ODEN\'s Employer Champion Mayor Mike Bradley who challenged other Ontario Mayor\'s to hire persons with a disability nominated.

Media release regarding the Human Resources Summit Awards. ODEN\'s Employer Champion Mayor Mike Bradley who challenged other Ontario Mayor\'s to hire persons with a disability nominated.

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  • 1. City of Sarnia MEDIA RELEASEDate: December 20, 2011 Release Date: ImmediateTo: All Local MediaFrom: Lloyd Fennell, City ManagerCity Manager, Lloyd Fennell, announces that the City of Sarnia has been named as afinalist in the 2012 HR Summit Awards. The City has been nominated in the CorporateSocial Responsibility category.The category in which the City has been nominated recognizes a team, organization orindividual who has successfully championed corporate social responsibility in theorganization.The nomination was the result of an article in the HR Reporter publication andrecognizes the City’s efforts through the “Mayor’s Challenge” to give students withdisabilities summer jobs so that they could gain the experience they need and makemoney to continue their education.The City believes that with an unemployment rate of more than 25% for youth withdisabilities (which may be closer to 50% if the numbers include those who have ceasedlooking for work) the situation required action to modify attitudes and provideopportunities.The other two finalists for this award are United Way Tri-Hospital Campaign Committee– Trillium Health Centre and Human Resources – Hydro Ottawa.The awards will be presented in Toronto on January 31, 2012.Fennell stated that “having the City family – Council, department heads and staff –recognized for their efforts and commitment to improving opportunities for youth withdisabilities is completely gratifying regardless of the final outcome of the judges’decision”. - 30 -

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