Like many people, Neil Fromhart graduated from school and promptly entered the workforce, and has been working ever since, for over 32 years.

This may not seem exceptional, but when you consider the employment rates for people with developmental disabilities (15%-26% versus 79% for people without disabilities), Neil’s career history is truly remarkable.

Before graduating high school, Neil worked in CSCL’s Sunshine Café.  It is there he realized he would like to work in a restaurant.

When he graduated, Neil began working as a cook at McDonald’s, where he worked for 18 years. When he was ready for a slower paced job, Neil left his position at McDonald’s and began working as a custodian at the Chilliwack Landing Leisure Center, where he has worked for the past 10 years.

In response to his exemplary work, Neil was named Employee of the Year at the Leisure Center at the end of 2017.

Neil also works at the CBI Health Center one evening per week, and has been volunteering at Heritage  Village for hymn sing and lunch service on Thursdays for more than 12 years.  Understandably, Neil’s family and friends are very proud of his accomplishments.

When asked why she thought Neil has been so successful in his career, Neil’s mother, Molly Fromhart says simply “he’s very pleasant, he listens well, and he tries very hard”.  Well done Neil!

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