Realm in conjunction with Rotary at work, Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), Kootenay Employment Services and East Kootenay News Online(E-know). For the 2nd year they have once again hosted the Inclusive Community Employment (ICE) awards.

Paw Shop

The ICE awards are aimed at recognizing inclusive employers who have opened their visions, have been drivers in the field of inclusion, and have been determined to make a difference in their communities and the East Kootenay Region.

We want to thank all the Community members who took the time to vote for the companies they felt embodies what the ICE awards are all about. Even though each category has a voted winner, we cannot express how much the communities have been positively impacted by the businesses nominated.

This years voted on winners in each category:

Community Mentor: The Paw Shop

Accessibility: The Farm Kitchen

Innovative Career Builder: Bro’s Cove

Authentic Leader: Max’s Place

Emboldened Visionary: Kootenay Roasting Company (KRC)

These winners along with all the nominees are ‘Breaking the ICE’ through removing barriers and continuing to fight for equality in the community.

We would also like to acknowledge that through the challenging situation we are all currently presented with, that each and every one of the nominated employers have not wavered in their constant belief in what it means to be an Inclusive Community Employer, making all of us in the community ultimate winners.

Max’s Place

KRC (Kootenay Roasting Company)