Hiring people who have a disability is smart business. Many employers have reaped the benefits of tapping into this labour pool. There are people and resources available to support employers to successfully hire people who have a disability.
Community Employment Agencies
There is lots of help for employers who would like to consider hiring people who have a disability, often at no cost. There are employment service agencies that offer supported employment programs. These services specialize in matching candidates who have a disability to the available job opportunity and in providing training and follow up supports to both the new employee and the employer.
We invite you to reach out to the local Community Employment Agency near you for more information.
Rotary at Work can provide workforce solutions and resources that will help you meet your workplace diversity needs. Whether you need help developing and on-boarding strategy, educating your management team or sourcing candidates, Rotary at Work can help.
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E-mail or (905) 706-4348
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) www.askjan.org has lots of information related to workplace accommodations, publications and resources
The Ability First Coalition www.abilityfirst.ca is a business-to-business partnership that aims to bring business people together to share best practices and experiences related to hiring and retaining people with disabilities. The Ability First Coalition provides resources for employers interested in making a commitment to hiring people with disabilities so that they can find the organizations and the resources that can help them honour that commitment.
The Ontario Disability Network www.odenetwork.com is a professional body of service providers united to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability.