The AIM Team
Mark Gruenheid, Program Manager for AIM, brings 19 years of experience and energy working toward the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Canadian workforce. He has consulted directly with numerous companies in their diversity initiatives and regularly facilitates workshops and presentations on Disability Awareness and Job Development.
A graduate of UBC, Mark has worked as an employment counsellor, vocational rehabilitation consultant, recruitment consultant and marketer in addition to holding management level positions in the private sector. He employs a down to earth, hands-on approach to his work in the field and envisions a world where the word “disabled” is not used to describe persons with disabilities.
Disability Management Specialist
A graduate from UBC Alexis Chicoine has worn many hats over the years. With an entrepreneurial spirit she owned/managed a coffee house until a car accident in 2000 left her a quadriplegic. Life must go on, so she took up wheelchair tennis, playing weekly, and got right back into work. Managing a national TV station’s retail store and being an Application Support Analyst at Arc’teryx further developed her aptitude for business analysis. Alexis has now welcomed the opportunity of becoming a Disability Management Specialist with Abilities at Work. In her spare time she sits on a number of boards and advisory committees: North Shore Advisory Committee on Disability Issues; Realwheels Theatre; TETRA Society; and Abilities in Mind Advisory Committee.
Human Resources Consultant
After graduating Trent University with a B.A, Peter Stone spent more than 20 years working to support people with disabilities in various community based organizations in Ontario and BC. He is a Certified Human Resources Professional and has HR experience in the non-profit and private sectors. Peter is known for his balanced and fair approach and brings his interest in conflict resolution, social justice and human rights to his role. A great lover of the outdoors, Peter spends his spare time hiking the beautiful mountains of BC and Washington State and is in his 30th year of learning basic chords on the guitar.
Our Ambassadors exemplify the spirit of the AIM Program. They strive to hire, train, promote and provide accessibility for persons with disabilities. They focus on best practices in building inclusive workplaces and willingly pass on their expertise to others. If you are interested in joining this distinguished group of employers, contact AIM today.