Employable Me, the Award-Winning AMI-Original Series,
from Thomas Howe Associates (THA)
kicks off Season 3
Sunday July 5
and streams across Canada following the first broadcast on tvo.org
Season 3 Trailer
Employable Me is an honest and emotional six-part documentary series that features job seekers who are determined to show that having a physical disability or neurological condition shouldn’t make them unemployable. They may have Down Syndrome, be blind, partially sighted or have a neurological condition such as Tourette Syndrome, or Autism Spectrum Disorder. The journey isn’t always easy but subjects work to embrace their strengths and weaknesses, change employers’ perceptions and land a job they’re truly passionate about.
Season 3, with a total of six one-hour episodes, continues to showcase the talents of potential employees, with the incredible help of experts in the medical and hiring fields.
Employable Me has a number of steadfast community partners that include Carla Qualtrough, the Minister of Public Service and Procurement; Senator Jim Munson; the March of Dimes Canada; the Geneva Centre for Autism, and the CNIB.
“We are constantly humbled by the job seekers we meet and feature on Employable Me,” says Thomas Howe, President and Executive Producer at THA. “Their positive attitudes and determination to gain employment are truly inspiring. It is an honour for us to be able to present their stories.”
Among the companies participating in Season 3 are The Second City, La Prep, Myplanet, Sobeys, Mindshare and JOIN (Job Opportunity Information Network).
In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, Employable Me utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) for individuals who are blind or partially sighted.
Seasons one and two of Employable Me earned Rockie Awards for Best Lifestyle Program at the Banff World Media Festival, and the Diversify TV’s Excellence Award for Representation of Disability in the Non-Scripted Category at MIPCOM 2017.
Support and funding are generously provided by Accessible Media Inc., TVO, Rogers Cable Network Fund, Canadian Media Fund, Ontario Creates (OFTTC) and The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
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About Accessible Media Inc.
AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns and values through accessible media, reflection and portrayal. To learn more visit AMI.ca and AMItele.ca.
SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI).