This is the first installment of our new Partnership Profiles feature. Every other week (or so) we plan on featuring one of the amazing companies, businesses, non-profit organizations or community sites which have formed relationships with Chrysalis over the years and provided opportunities for the individuals whom we serve to make a difference within their own community. No doubt this showcase of support will evolve as we post more profiles but, in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this new feature!
Our first Partnership Profile will feature long standing employer, sponsor and Chrysalis supporter in Edmonton, Fortis Alberta!
In 1992, then Trans-Alta Utilities and Chrysalis were able to come to an agreement to employ three Chrysalis individuals in their return department. Accompanied by a Chrysalis staff member, our individuals make the trip to the Acheson, AB facility each weekday to help salvage some of the return materials that crews would bring back from different sites. Our working crew, now referred to as Reconditioning Assistants, help recondition underground electrical wires, create the shipping pallets used to ship inventory and prepare materials for shipping.
From day one, our individuals have been treated as part of the team at Fortis and are included in all company activities, staff functions and events. Fortis Alberta is widely regarded as one of the most inclusive employers Chrysalis has ever dealt with and continue to go out of their way to ensure our individuals get the same treatment as any other employee at Fortis.
After 22 years, the relationship with Fortis has enabled several new faces from Chrysalis to work within their facility and become gainfully employed. While faces have changed during that time; one of the original Chrysalis hires is still working very hard at Fortis and has no plans of making a career change! In fact, Fortis recently held an anniversary function this long standing employee to honour her for the years of service and dedication she has provided in her over 20 years with the company.
Currently, four Chrysalis individuals are working at Fortis Alberta and each one of them has stated that they are in no rush to leave! Fortis Alberta has provided an opportunity for these individuals to realize their dream of finding meaningful employment in a stable, safe and supportive environment.
Thank you Fortis Alberta for believing in the abilities of our individuals and for your continued support of Chrysalis!