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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…

Toronto, ON — Mayor John Tory has proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Toronto for the third year in a row, helping to keep the conversation about disability inclusion in business and employment going at a challenging point in time for both local businesses and employment service providers. “There’s more awareness of,…

A document image. A Toronto Mayoral Proclamation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the City of Toronto.

March 9, 2021 — The Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN), in co-operation with five employment service providers around Southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), is holding its Rethinking Disability Conference for businesses on March 24, to get more employers thinking about a recruitment strategy that can help companies stay competitive as numerous…

November 17, 2020 — The biggest challenge “inside most organizations today” when it comes to disability-inclusive hiring, is figuring out how to “reframe” and focus on business advantages instead of accommodation, assert Paul M. Clark, President of TD Direct Investing and Executive Vice-President of TD Bank Group; and TD Vice-President and Deputy Chief Economist Derek…

October 15, 2020 — On October 22, the lights on 26 structures including city and town halls, buildings, interactive municipal signs and landmarks, in 15 Ontario cities and towns, will be lit purple and blue for one night. The co-ordinated light show, dubbed Light It Up, is in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month…

October 1, 2020 — National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) — which highlights the benefits of inclusive hiring — has taken on a whole new significance in 2020. As the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) kicks off its 2020 NDEAM campaign today, the organization is driving home this message to businesses: Take the long view….

October 1, 2020 — For the second year in a row, Mayor John Tory has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM) in Toronto, at a time when acknowledging the contributions that Torontonians who have a disability make to their workplaces, to their communities and to society, is more vital than ever. “The mayor’s…

October 10, 2019 — For the first time, the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) is nationally livestreaming a local panel discussion on October 24 between business leaders from the federal, retail, manufacturing and non-profit sectors that will help businesses across Canada discover the benefits of diversity and inclusion. Responding to moderated questions, the business leaders…