Research and Reports
Agriculture: Ontario 2017–2019
(Sector profile, September 2020)
Canadian Survey on Disability 2017 Data Visualization Tool
Canadians With Disabilities: Seizing the Opportunity
(TD Economics, October 2019)
We’re Hiring: Manufacturing Workforce Survey Report.
(Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, October 2019)
Canadian Mining Labour Market 10-Year Outlook 2020
(Canadian Mining Industry Human Resources Council, 2019)
A Demographic, Employment And Income Profile Of Canadians With Disabilities Aged 15 Years And Over, 2017
(Statistics Canada, November 2018)
Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage
(Accenture, October 2018)
Labour Shortage: Here to Stay — Worker Scarcity In Canada And What Businesses Can Do To Respond
(Business Development Bank of Canada, September 2018)
The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution: Eight Powerful Truths
(Deloitte, January 2018)
2017 Global Human Capital Trends Report
Canada’s Agricuture Sector Labour Market Forecast To 2025
(Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, 2016)
Primary Agriculture Vacancies And Labour Shortage Information
(Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council, 2016)
World Report On Disability 2011
(World Health Organization, 2011)
The Employment Of Americans With Disabilities: Findings From The Kessler/NOD/Harris Employer Survey
(Association of Americans With Disabilities, 2010)
Business Benefits of Accessible Benefits
(Conference Board of Canada, 2014)
The ROI of Employee Engagement
(Decision Wise, 2020)
What companies gain by including persons with disabilities
(World Economic Forum, April 2019)
There are disability-inclusive hiring success stories across sectors — as you’ll read in these eleven case studies. In each case, the business goals and reasons behind intentional disability-inclusive recruiting are different. But the business benefits, outcomes and successes are similar.
Onward Manufacturing (2021):
Onward Manufacturing Company Limited Is Serving Up Some Sizzling Examples of Inclusive Hiring
Cristina’s Tortina Shop (2021):
Cristina’s Tortina Shop is Baking Up a Fresh Perspective on People With Special Needs
Fidelity Canada (2021):
Fidelity Canada Building on Company Success through Innovative, Inclusive Hiring Practices
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (2021):
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Leading by Example to Foster More Inclusive Hiring Practices and Better Health Outcomes
City of London (2019):
The City Of London’s Internship Program Builds Diversity And Better Service
How Inclusive Hiring Makes Deloitte Canada Stronger
How Loblaw Is Leading The Retail Sector In Inclusive Hiring
Les Armoires Seguin (2019):
Small Skilled Trades Businesses Recognizing Talent
How Accessible Recruiting Helped ROCKWOOL Succeed
Sodexo Canada (2019):
How Diversity Within Sodexo Canada Is Helping Its Business Inside And Out
Vos’s Your Independent Grocer (2019):
Vos’s Your Independent Grocer Uses An Untapped Labour Pool To Avoid Turnover Troubles
- Ontario’s new framework for advancing accessibility
- Accessibility in Ontario: information for businesses — a one-stop micro-website for businesses, launched by the Ministry of Seniors and Accessibility in October 2019.
- Learn what’s involved in making Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard
- Learn about accessibility laws and standards for all businesses and organizations in Ontario
- A Way with Words and Images / Suggestions for the portrayal of people with disabilities — A people-first disability terminology guide produced by the Government of Canada.
- Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (Western Canada)
- Employment and Social Development Canada
Tip Sheets and Guides
There’s a “Golden Rule” you should always follow when you’re on the journey of making your business disability inclusive: Ask the Person. This tip sheet will help you navigate the nuances of disability inclusion.
7 Tips for Making Sure Your Business is Disability Inclusive (PDF, accessible, 833 Kb)
7 conseils pour vous assurer que votre entreprise est inclusive au handicap (PDF, accessible, 894 Kb)
Becoming disability inclusive across your organization takes commitment. It’s a journey with many checkpoints along the way. Follow these seven tips to help ensure you’re taking the best steps forward.
7 Tips for Creating Highly Effective Job Postings (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
7 conseils pour la rédaction d’offers d’emploi très efficaces (PDF, 1.1 Mb)
Follow these best practices when you’re writing job postings. Doing so will help you attract top candidates — including those who have a disability, and demonstrate your commitment to creating an inclusive work environment.
This step-by-step guide will help you in the review and enhancements of your accessible online recruiting, interviewing and onboarding processes, to make your eRecruiting efforts successful.
eRecruiting Checklist (PDF, 774 Kb)
Fiche de conseils pour le recrutement électronique (PDF, 890 Kb)
For HR professionals and hiring managers, eRecruiting has become “business as usual” in the new environment. But is your eRecruiting accessible, so you can effectively reach and attract candidates who have a disability? Follow our eRecruiting Checklist.
- Conference Board of Canada — Employer’s Toolkit: Making Ontario Workplaces Accessible To People With Disabilities
- March of Dimes Canada — Accessibility Awareness Toolkit / Increasing Accessible Employment In The Information And Communications Technology Sector
- Retail Council of Canada — Enabling Retail For Accessible Employment: Under The Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act
- Humber College — Inclusive Language In Media: A Canadian Style Guide. A guide to using respectful language about disability in any written business or media communication.
- Monsido — free scan to test your website’s accessibility under the AODA.
- National Center on Disability and Journalism — NCDJ Style Guide. The only comprehensive style guide on disability terminology in North America. For both journalists and businesses.
Disability Myth Quiz
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