Business Resources

Research and Reports

Gig Workers With Disabilities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Regulatory Responses
(November 2020)

Agriculture: Ontario 2017–2019
(Sector profile, September 2020)

Employment, Education, And Income For Canadians With Developmental Disability: Analysis From The 2017 Canadian Survey On Disability
(July 2020)

Agriculture And Agri-Food Labour Market Information Update: Job Vacancies On Farms And In Food Manufacturing: Update To The 3rd Quarter Of 2019
(January 2020)

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Ontario Economic Report 2019

Canadian Survey on Disability 2017 Data Visualization Tool
(December 2019)

Canadians With Disabilities: Seizing the Opportunity
(TD Economics, October 2019)

We’re Hiring: Manufacturing Workforce Survey Report.
(Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, October 2019)

Workplace Accommodations For Employees With Disabilities in Canada, 2017
(September 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
(Deloitte, 2017)

Predictors Of Employer-Sponsored Disability Accommodation In The Workplace.”

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)

Rethinking Disability In The Private Sector — Report From The Panel On Labour Market Opportunities For Persons With Disabilities
(Federal Government, 2013)

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)

Case Studies

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

CIBC (2019):
How An Inclusive Culture Is Helping CIBC Build A Relationship-Focused Bank For A Modern World

City of London (2019):
The City Of London’s Internship Program Builds Diversity And Better Service

Deloitte (2019):
How Inclusive Hiring Makes Deloitte Canada Stronger

Loblaw (2019):
How Loblaw Is Leading The Retail Sector In Inclusive Hiring

Les Armoires Seguin (2019):
Small Skilled Trades Businesses Recognizing Talent

ROCKWOOL (2019):
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

Government Resources

Tip Sheets and Guides

Ask the Person (PDF, 451 Kb)
Demandez à la personne (PDF, 451 Kb)

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.

Guide to Accessible eRecruiting (PDF, accessible, 2.3 Mb)
Guide du recrutement en ligne accessible (PDF, accessible, 2.3 Mb)

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. 


Tool Kits

Other Resources

Disability Myth Quiz

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