Employable Me featuring CNIB clients and staff will premiere August 11 on AMI-tv


Employable Me is a moving documentary series featuring job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable.

Each of the six one-hour episodes features two individuals from the Greater Toronto Area or Montreal who want nothing more than to find steady employment. Every member of the Employable Me cast is either living with vision loss or a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Down Syndrome or ADHD.

Some of them have never had a job before, some have applied for hundreds of jobs to no avail. Regardless, their end goal is the same as they embark on this life-changing journey. It isn’t always easy but each job seeker is determined to overcome their challenges, help change employers’ perceptions and find their passion.

Watch the trailer: http://www.ami.ca/category/employable-me/media/employable-me-trailer.

The series will air on AMI-tv with back to back episodes on August 11, 18 and 25 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. The full series will be re-broadcast on September 3 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full episodes of Employable Me will be available online at ami.ca.

Diane Bergeron, Executive Director, National and International Affairs and Tina Sarkar-Thompson, Project Manager, Career Support Program Development are EmployAble Me mentors for CNIB clients Nathalea and Robert, respectively. Please see below for details:

Episode 3 with Diane: Thomas and Nathalea – Airs: August 18 at 9 p.m. – Repeats: September 3 at 5 p.m.

Sports enthusiast Thomas lives with his dad and dreams of getting a job to help him live independently. He has Down Syndrome and has never been able to secure a paid position.

Once a registered nurse, Nathalea became legally blind suddenly at the age of 32. In the years since, she has been job hunting within her field with no success.

Despite their personal struggles, Thomas and Nathalea remain positive and look to the future with hope that they will achieve financial independence doing something they love.

Episode 6 with Tina: Blair and Robert – Airs: August 25 at 10 p.m.– Repeats: September 3 at 8 p.m.

Blair lives with her husband and dog. She has Autism and Dyscalculia, which makes is difficult to interpret social cues and numbers.

Robert, who lives at home with his family, has been blind since age 8. He speaks six languages and has a degree in Arabic, however has never had a paying job in his life.

With guidance from specialists, can Robert and Blair channel their strengths to find success in their job search?

You’ll find the AMI-tv channel guide at: http://www.ami.ca/schedules.

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