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Community Living Ontario and the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) have published Tangled in Red Tape, a report showing the extent to which Ontario’s Employment Services Transformation has been impacted by underfunding and overwhelming administrative burdens. It has been five years since the provincial government announced its plan to make Ontario’s employment service system “more efficient,…

(TORONTO, March 24, 2023) — Yesterday the Province released the 2023 Ontario Budget – Building a Strong Ontario. It includes several investments in infrastructure and systems. The budget did not indicate any cuts to current funding of the various Ministries. However, it did not mention significant investments in services and supports for the people of…

Jobs Ability Canada is now officially the only online job portal in Canada using international award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) technology for accessibility to level the playing field for job seeker who have a disability.

WHITBY, ON, November 15, 2022 — The Ontario Government’s move yesterday to increase the earnings exemption for recipients of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Income Support should be viewed by businesses as a significant opportunity to solve their labour shortages and stay competitive through a disability-inclusive talent recruitment strategy.  “This move is a win-win…

Whitby, ON, Canada and London, U.K., October 25, 2022 — Business leaders can no longer make excuses for not fostering disability inclusion, the leaders of The Valuable 500 declare in a new podcast episode released today by the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) to mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in North America.   Caroline…

Federal government illuminating over 30 buildings across Canada; provincial government buildings in Ontario and Manitoba being lit; world-famous landmarks nationwide participating again this year (Editors and writers note: the full list of Light It Up! For NDEAM participating locations is attached at the end of this news release.)  Whitby, ON, October 13, 2022 — There’s no other event quite like this one…

Whitby, ON, October 3, 2022 — Disability inclusion is reshaping the nature of work and business success more than ever — but with progress on conversation and action stalled for two years by the global COVID-19 pandemic, it’s vital for businesses to now refocus on their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) conversation, goals and actions…

WHITBY, ON — Under an exclusive licensing agreement with Albany, NY-based Our Ability, The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) today is launching a new division — Jobs Ability Canada, a new job-search platform built specifically for people who have a disability, using cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technology. “This is an exciting day of growth for…

Whitby, ON — This year, the fall colours shining across Canada will be purple and blue, as communities nationwide Light It Up! For NDEAM™ the night of Thursday, October 21 to raise awareness about the importance of making sure disability-inclusive hiring is part of the business conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). “Light It…

3D Toronto sign lit purple and blue at night. Picture taken at sharp angle.

Whitby, ON — With a combination of forces rapidly redefining the nature of work, disability inclusion in talent recruiting and employment is at the forefront more than ever this National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). But it still takes a back seat when business priorities shift in the short term and this hinders business success…