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Another business recognized for workplace diversity

McDonalds Restaurant has been recognized with a Diversity @ Work from the Cranbrook Society for Community Living (CSCL). The sticker is displayed to recognize the businesses support for diversity in the workplace.  Left to right: Rebekah Quennell, CSCL; Brandon Arnett, CSCL; Melanie Fiorentino, CSCL;  Dave Kaiser, owner McDonalds Restaurant Cranbrook; Brian Edwards, McDonalds employee;  Roger Rusnell, McDonalds manager; John White, CSCL.   - Arne Petryshen photo
McDonalds Restaurant has been recognized with a Diversity @ Work from the Cranbrook Society for Community Living (CSCL). The sticker is displayed to recognize the businesses support for diversity in the workplace. Left to right: Rebekah Quennell, CSCL; Brandon Arnett, CSCL; Melanie Fiorentino, CSCL; Dave Kaiser, owner McDonalds Restaurant Cranbrook; Brian Edwards, McDonalds employee; Roger Rusnell, McDonalds manager; John White, CSCL.
— image credit: Arne Petryshen photo

Another Cranbrook business has been recognized for supporting diversity in the workplace. This time the business is McDonald's Restaurant in Cranbrook. The Townsman covered Max's Place getting the same recognition back in July.

McDonald's was recognized on Sept. 2 with the Diversity @ Work sticker. It is given out by the Cranbrook Society for Community Living's Employment Options Team.

The BC EmployNet team, along with the Provincial Networking Group, developed the program to recognize employers who support a diverse workplace.

BC EmployNet is a unified network committed advancing employment support practices.

The Provincial Networking Group Inc works to address social services needs in various regions across B.C.

The Diversity @ Work sticker is awarded after an employer has employed an individual with a developmental disability for a minimum of three months.

Brian Edwards started working at McDonald's in April of 2008. Brian's primary duty has been dishwashing but he has been trained in other parts of the kitchen as well. He has been working with CSCL since 2007.

Brian said loves his job and always strives to be the best he can be.

He was also recognized as Crew Member of the Month for December 2012 and is driven to receive that recognition again.

The CSCL seeks to enrich the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Townsman will be doing stories on businesses in the community that are involved in supporting diversity through this program.

For more information about the Cranbrook Society for Community Living or its employment options department go to www.cranbrookscl.ca, call 250-426-7588 or email employmentoptions@cranbrookscl.ca.

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