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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…

October 1, 2019 — National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is significantly more than just the time of year for celebrating workplace contributions of people who have a disability and business successes stemming from diversity and inclusion. It represents a critical opportunity for all businesses to review their recruitment practices. Statistics show many companies are…

September 26, 2019 — Following a request from the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN), Toronto Mayor John Tory has proclaimed October “Disability Employment Awareness Month” in the City of Toronto. “This is a big ‘first’ for ODEN. The mayor’s voice adds to the celebration of the workplace accomplishments of people across Toronto who have a…