SaskTel signs agreement to hire people with disabilities

Boosts partnership with Saskatchewan Abilities Council
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/04/2012

Tara Tibeau, communications manager at SaskTel, loves working with Nick Popowitch. She feels lucky when she gets the chance to work with him at one of the company’s retail stores in Regina and says it’s “an absolutely wonderful experience.”

“He’s the greatest guy ever, he’s such a character and such a fun guy,” said Tibeau, who is based at the company headquarters in Regina. “If there’s something they need done, he’s very much flexible and always really enthusiastic.”

Popowitch, who has Down syndrome, has been working at the store for two years. He stocks shelves, does maintenance on devices and accessories, brings up new stock from the warehouse and greets customers.