The first Cod Fish Hatchery in Newfoundland is located on Dildo Island and operated between 1889 and 1897.
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What is it?
Supported Employment is one of the services offered through M-RON Inc. to provide individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to obtain and secure meaningful employment opportunities within the region.
How Supported Employment Works
Supported Employment concentrates on finding out what kind of job a person wants to secure and where his or her interests, life experiences, and talents lie. A vocational profile is compiled on each applicant. This profile looks at personal qualities and an employment opportunity is carved at a business which matches the profile. All research on the individual is gathered by professional supported employment counsellors. Individuals are then taught the skills they need to complete the job in the best place to learn them – the workplace. Ongoing support is provided to help each person so that they learn work skills and meet the expectations of their employer.
June is Supported Employment Awareness Month
Mariner Resource Opportunities Network (M-RON) Inc., the lead agency for social and economic development on the Baccalieu Trail, in partnership with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Service Canada, municipalities, community based supported employment agencies, families, and individuals, have designated June month as Supported Employment Awareness Month.
The Employer of Merit Award honors employers that have made an outstanding contribution to the increased employment of citizens of economic Zone 17, the Baccalieu Trail, who have a developmental disability.