Omnium Circus, on a mission to be the most inclusive circus in the world, has been named Leading Disability Employer 2022 by the National Organization on Disability (NOD). This highly selective award, given on the eve of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), is awarded to a very limited number of companies based on strict standards they are required to meet. The award was presented at the annual NOD Forum on September 29 in Washington, D.C.
“The real ally in action is to employ people with disabilities with meaningful work. As a disabled employee of Omnium Circus, it has been life changing to be part of a team that truly sees my experience as disabled as an asset to their mission,” said Marie Dagenais-Lewis, Social Media Manager at Omnium Circus and Operations Manager at Diversability.
Omnium Circus was built on a tripod of entertainment, education and employment: behind the scenes, on stage and in our audience. This award recognizes Omnium’s commitment to people of all abilities as they join the ranks of recognized companies that have adopted exemplary employment practices to build an inclusive workforce.
This revolutionary circus company ensures everyone has access to every performance, demonstrating to the public that everyone has the potential to achieve their own greatness, regardless of their challenges (physical, emotional, neurological or societal).
“We are beyond thrilled and honored to be recognized for this prestigious NOD award which recognizes our commitment to people of all abilities,” said Lisa B. Lewis, Founder and Executive Director of Omnium Circus. “Celebrating diversity has always been at the heart of what Omnium is and we are very proud to be associated with other like-minded companies who are doing so much to foster inclusion for all.”
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About Omnium Circus:
Omnium: A Bold New Circus is a leader in the global movement towards diversity, equity and inclusion. A unique and visionary non-profit organization innovating the world of circus arts as the first fully inclusive circus performing arts company. Through positive experiences shared among those who love circus, we enrich empathy between people of all races, colors, ethnicities and abilities and build aligned and supportive communities. Omnium believes that a circus experience with a full spectrum of people representative of all peoples and our global culture as performers, staff and audiences paves the way for a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive society. www.omniumcircus.org.