Local learning group honoured

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A Kentville-based organization has been recognized with an award for championing people with disabilities.

Valley Community Learning Association was one of nine organizations to receive the 

Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Employer Partnership Award.   The award was established to acknowledge and honour employers who have instituted and promoted best practices towards the employment, independence, and service to persons with disabilities. They were presented today, Dec. 3, at the 5th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Employment and Education: Ability Starts Here - Join the Conversation in Halifax.   "I am delighted to help recognize individuals and businesses that work to ensure all citizens are afforded the opportunity to play a meaningful role in our workforce," said Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant.   "The largely untapped potential holds great promise for not only countless individuals, but also our province as a whole. The work of the The Collaborative Partnership Network to help realize this potential is something all Nova Scotians can take pride in."

Organizations: Valley Community Learning Association, Collaborative Partnership Network

Geographic location: Halifax

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