Nazaire is one of a handful of persons living with disabilities who work at SBH. From peer mentors in the SCI program to construction assistants, and guards and patient archive managers, people with disabilities are fully integrated into the St. Boniface workforce and play critical roles to keep the hospital running smoothly and our patients happy and healthy. One of the employees at the Les Cayes office where Nazaire works says that seeing Nazaire working so hard every day motivates him to overcome his own challenges and push through when things seem difficult.
Fully integrating people with disabilities into their communities requires giving them opportunities for employment. People like Nazaire help overcome the stigma toward people with disabilities every day. He is living his life as fully and actively as his friends and neighbors who do not need the help of a chair to get around, and we hope that more and more employers see the value in hiring people like Nazaire, and see all that they can do and contribute to their jobs.