How a BC Bakery is leading the charge on inclusive employment

TELUS Business Gabi and Jules

The Burnaby Board of Trade applauds members TELUS Business and Gabi and Jules Handmade Pies and Baked Goodness.

In honour of Small Business Month, the TELUS Business #StandWithOwners program salutes Lisa and Patrick Beecroft, owners of Gabi and Jules Handmade Pies and Baked Goodness, and advocates for hiring those who identify as having a disability.

Can baked goods also do good? Yes, if you’re talking about Gabi & Jules, a family-run bakery with a mission to create baked delights in a collaborative environment that is inclusive of all abilities. Just how exactly can a bakery change lives? By creating opportunities for all kinds of employees. In fact, an impressive 42 per cent of the workforce at Gabi and Jules identify as having a disability. The company, with locations in Port Moody and Burnaby, B.C., is making a positive impact in their communities by leading with kindness, and inspiring other small business owners to become inclusive employers as well.

That’s why TELUS Business, a proud supporter of Canada’s small businesses, chose Gabi & Jules as their #StandWithOwners technology prize winners.

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