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Mighty hawks

In Canada, as low as 26% of individuals with developmental disabilities have been able to obtain employment...

compared to 79% of those without disability

These individuals are known for their uniquely diverse skill sets and highly positive attitudes, but many face barriers in finding employment.


At Mighty Hawks, we emphasize that a developmental disability does not define the scope of one’s abilities.  Our weekly workshops support each individual in the development of work-relevant and financial literacy skills with one-one-one support from our Mighty Hawks facilitators, a passionate group of students at Enactus Laurier.  Week over week, the participants have shown amazing progress in their confidence with everything from budgeting their money more effectively, to building a resume, to answering the seemingly simple, but quite difficult question of “tell me about yourself.” Mighty Hawks is also now a part of Developmental Services Ontario, expanding its reach to more individuals in and across the region.

This year Mighty Hawks took it beyond the workshops.  For the first time, the team has put together a very special networking event for the Mighty Hawk participants and any individuals in the Waterloo region with a developmental disability. The event brings together a variety of businesses, organizations and individuals of many abilities in the community to celebrate diversity, build connections and to get know each person as an individual, beyond their disability. 

Interested in VOLUNTEERING?

The Mighty Hawks Team

Samuel Mello

Co-Enterprise Manager

Christina Foster

Co-Enterprise Manager

Nicole DiFlorio

Enterprise Development Specialist

Ellery Telford-Gill

Business Development Specialist

Kaiden Allagh

Employment Specialist

Emily Morgan

Business Development Specialist

Sarah Tilley

Mighty Hawks Mentor

Devon Locke

Work Readiness Program Mentor

Jordan Kang

Research & Development Specialist

Asad Ali

Research &

 Development Specialist

Daniel Austin

Research &

Development Specialist

2019-2020 Mighty Hawks Program Facilitators