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The 2014 issue of (dis)ability addresses career-related issues unique to students and recent grads with disabilities.

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  • JOBPOSTINGS.CA

    SEPTEMBER 2014 / INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    3 - 2 - 1 ... BLAST OFF!Starting a business can be tough,

    but these talented young people are making it work, despite their disabilities.

    ACHIEVING GOLD | FUNDING FOR EVERYONE | GOING ABROAD | INVESTMENT IN DISABILITIESST

    ART

    UPS

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    target.ca/careersAPPLY TODAY

    OF COURSE

    MY FOLLOWERS THINK SO

    THINK YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A LEADER?

    EXPAND YOURSOCIAL NETWORKAND WORK WITH OURAWESOME TEAM

    GreatPeopleAlways

    GPA IS IMPORTANTTO US TOO

    Hellosuccessful

    career!

    Ready for your first career? We found it.

    GO FROMMANAGINGYOUR ONLINEFRIENDS

    to managinga top brand

    AND WEHAVE JOBS FOR PEOPLE

    JUST LIKE YOU

    #YOLO!

    WE WANT THE

    AND YOURE AT THETOP OF THE CLASS

    best & brightest

    JOIN OUR TEAM.EXPECT THE BEST.

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  • JOBpOSTINGS.CA | (diS) ability | September 2014

    2014 Target Brands, Inc. Target and the Bullseye Design are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc.

    target.ca/careersAPPLY TODAY

    OF COURSE

    MY FOLLOWERS THINK SO

    THINK YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A LEADER?

    EXPAND YOURSOCIAL NETWORKAND WORK WITH OURAWESOME TEAM

    GreatPeopleAlways

    GPA IS IMPORTANTTO US TOO

    Hellosuccessful

    career!

    Ready for your first career? We found it.

    GO FROMMANAGINGYOUR ONLINEFRIENDS

    to managinga top brand

    AND WEHAVE JOBS FOR PEOPLE

    JUST LIKE YOU

    #YOLO!

    WE WANT THE

    AND YOURE AT THETOP OF THE CLASS

    best & brightest

    JOIN OUR TEAM.EXPECT THE BEST.

    140812 Target Job Postings Campus.indd 1 8/13/14 10:26 AM

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    20RESOURCES06 GETTIN OUTTA HERE Going abroad is certainly more of a challenge for people with disabilities, but with organization, research, and motivation, anything is possible.

    09 INVESTMENT IN DISABILITIES The Canadian government is invest-ing time and money into programs for all people. Find out how you can benefit!

    13 ExTRA FUNDING The National Educational Associa-tion of Disabled Students offers all kinds of resources, including a num-ber of scholarships each year. We talk to an award winner to find out how this funding positively impacted her education and career.

    SUpERSTARS16 ACHIEVING GOLD Paralympic swimmer Benot Huot is making a splashnot only win-ning 19 medals, but also running a foundation to help up-and-coming disabled athletes. Read on for his remarkable story.

    FEATURES20 STARTING Up wITH NO LIMITS Just because someone has a disability doesnt mean they lack talent or am-bition. Jennifer, Keith, and Maayan are three entrepreneurs that are fighting to make their career dreams come true, despite the odds.

    09

    THE FRONT PAGESTABLE OF CONTENTS

    06

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  • Be YourselfWe recognize colleague diversity as a source of national pride and strength.

    Apply todayLoblaw.ca/careers

    facebook.com/loblawcareers@loblawcareers

    FRESH FUTUREFIND OUT WHERE YOUR

    CAREER CAN TAKE YOU

  • JOBpOSTINGS.CA | (diS) ability | September 2014

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    THE FRONT PAGES

    EDITOR | JAMES MICHAEL MCDONALD jmcdonald@jobpostings.ca @mcjamdonald

    ART DIRECTOR | ANTHONY CApANO acapano@jobpostings.ca

    STAFF wRITER | MEGAN SANTOS msantos@jobpostings.ca @megnifisantos

    pUBLISHER | NATHAN LAURIE nlaurie@jobpostings.ca

    ASSOCIATE pUBLISHER | MARK LAURIE mlaurie@jobpostings.ca

    COMMUNICATIONS AND pROJECT MANAGER | DAVID TAL

    dtal@jobpostings.ca @davidtalwrites

    COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR | JAMIE BERTOLINI

    jbertolini@jobpostings.ca

    DEVELOpER | MISHRAz AHMAD BHOUNR

    mbhounr@jobpostings.ca

    SENIOR NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER | MARY VANDERpAS mvanderpas@jobpostings.ca

    EDUCATION ACCOUNT MANAGER | SHANNON TRACEY

    stracey@jobpostings.ca

    NATIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER | MIRELLE SHIMONOV

    mshimonov@jobpostings.ca

    CONTRIBUTORS: Kate aenlle, mehreen Shahid

    photos from thinkstock.com are used throughout this issue; individual artists have been credited. Cover illustration: marvid, anthony Capano

    Jobpostings publishes its (dis)ability issue annually. it is distributed to over 105 universities and colleges in Canada. Contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reprinted in whole or part without permission of the publishers.

    a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. Christopher reeve

    CONTACT: 25 imperial Street, Suite 100 toronto, On m5p 1b9 | jobpostings.ca | 416.932.8866 ext. 221 | info@jobpostings.ca

    MASTHEAD | AD INDEX

    SCHOOL INDEx12 Cambrian College

    wHOS HIRINGIFC target

    02 loblaw

    04 td bank

    08 Farm Credit Canada

    08 imperial

    11 FintraC

    11 Saskpower

    11 Futurpreneur

    19 bdO Canada llp

    OBC the home depot

    GENERAL ADS15 neadS

    IBC Canadas luckiest Student

  • Achieve your full potential. At TD, we recognize your ability and provide a work environment that exceeds your expectations.

    Discover why TD is an extraordinary place to work, with a unique and inclusive culture.

    Visit TD.com/careers, create your profile, and apply today!

    Well give you more ways to make an impact.

    Discover the possibilities at TD.

  • JOBpOSTINGS.CA | (diS) ability | September 2014

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    EDITORS NOTE THE FRONT PAGES

    pUSH YOUR LIMITS We all face challenges. There are plenty of typical ob-stacles: getting good grades, finding the right job, dealing with difficult coworkers, even making the perfect omelette! Unfortunately, some of us have more challenges than oth-

    ers, daily struggles to overcome.

    Growing up with a disability isnt easy. Simple tasks that able-bodied people overlook can be a constant burden for people with disabilities. These troubles, big or small, can give us reason to hesitate and limit ourselves. Because of this, many people with disabilities are only using a small

    portion of their potential.

    The reason behind this issue is to motivate you to do more and to show you that nothing is impossible. Struggles, for the able-bodied or for people with disabilities, give each person a unique perspective on the world and the chance to rise above

    their challenges using their own experience and abilities.

    In the pages to follow, we speak to a number of incredible individuals with disabilities that have achieved greatness, pushing past their obstacles to compete in the Paralympics and receive incredible opportunities. We speak to three incredible people with disabilities who have started their own successful businesses. Weve also included information on financial opportunities for people with disabilities to en-

    sure everyone has a fair shot at a stable future.

    And this issue isnt just for those with disabilities. There are people everywhere that arent challenging themselves, that arent pushing for greatness. However, reading these incredible stories should get you off the couch, striving to

    fulfil your potential, and inspiring you to do more.

    Although the people interviewed have gone on to do amazing things and live fulfilling lives, we believe every-one has the ability for greatness; sometimes we just need the inspiration to bring it out. Hopefully this issue provides you with the needed boost to push your limits and leap into

    your own adventure.

    Happy reading!

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    GOING ABROAD | TIPS & TRICKS

    Making the decision to study abroad isnt always easy. There are lots of things to consider, like finances and how prepared you are to live in a foreign country. The decision can be made even more difficult when you have to take your disability into consideration.

    One way to ease your transition into a foreign country is to try and learn the language of the country youll be go-ing to. Although this is not a specific disability-related tip, knowing the official language is extremely helpful. You dont have to be fluent, but learning some basic phrases can go a long way if you should ever need assistance.

    Before you start packing away language books, there are some other things you should make sure youve coveredfor instance, finding out what studying is like in the coun-try youll be living.

    Uwe Hahnewald, a business administration student, is visually impaired. When he decided to go to a different country to study, he made sure to do his research upfront.

    I like to know a little bit about where I am going, he says. I familiarized myself with the subway and bus sys-tem, or which shops are in the area I am living in.

    Getting to know the neighbourhood and city youll be liv-ing in can be a great help in making a smooth transition

    into your new surroundings. Doing research can also give you an idea of how accessible certain areas are, as well as what the public transportation system is like, should you require something like Torontos Wheel-Trans service.

    According to Melissa Nisbett, communications manager with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), students can find out in advance what kind of environment theyll be in by speaking directly with the schools that they plan on attending.

    Institutions can provide assessment tests for students to identify issues and follow up with students to