Steve Sharpe ODEN Conference 2012

 PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release November 12, 2012

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On Thursday November 8, 2012 local business owner Steve Sharpe was presented the 3rd Annual Champion’s League Award at the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) Conference held at the Nottawasaga Resort in Alliston, ON. The Champion’s League awards are reserved for a select group of business leaders that have demonstrated a commitment to including people who have a disability in the workforce.

As owner of Sharpe’s Food Market in Campbellford, Steve wanted to get his business involved in the Rotary at Work Initiative after attending a business appreciation breakfast hosted by Community Living Campbellford/Brighton. He quickly became engaged by the idea and wanted to be Community Living Campbellford/Brighton’s “Champion”. A member of the Rotary Club of Campbellford, Steve has had positive experiences with hiring people with disabilities.

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton feels this is a unique contribution Steve has made with his constant support of promoting the Rotary at Work Initiative. The results have made a huge impact on their organization and in the community. Steve continues to promote the idea to other business owners in the community and to fellow Rotarians across the local counties. He has taken the lead in presenting to other local Rotary clubs about what the Rotary at Work Initiative is, his role in the Champion League and the positive experiences he’s had promoting and hiring inclusively.

Champion’s League award recipients are selected by their peers, other business leaders who recognize the value of including people who have a disability in the workforce. They must successfully meet the criteria of leading by example; promotion of hiring people who have a disability to others; and willingness to commit to working with the League to further develop plans and strategies that promote the inclusion of people who have a disability in the workplace.

For more information, please contact

Community Living Campbellford/Brighton at (705) 653-1821, x211