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    Inclusive Employers

    According to the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability, approximately half of working-age people with disabilities are employed. Most workplace accommodations for a person with a disability cost $500 or less, with many accommodations having no cost. There are many businesses active in Canada that are interested in adding people with particular disabilities to their fleet. In this article, we are trying to introduce some of them:

    Vancity 

    As Vancity’s diversity and inclusion consultant, Kristin has spent the past few years actively raising the bar when it comes to hiring people with disabilities. Committed to creating a meaningful inclusive hiring process, Vancity shifted from the standard course of requesting written applications and instead had the branches reach out to local community partners for a list of recommended candidates.

    TD Bank 

    TD Bank continues to evolve its approach to diversity and inclusion with a recently refreshed strategy and initiatives directed at the intersections of different identities additionally, the bank employs a dedicated talent acquisition team focused solely on sourcing, attracting and advocating for hiring talent from diverse communities.

    It is good to mention that TD Bank also has a mutual agreement with Accessible Jobs that informs us about their recent job listings to give this opportunity to our network of job seekers to work at TD Bank branches.

    Loblaw Companies Limited 

    Loblaw's inclusion council is comprised of co-chairs (who embed diversity and inclusion into the enterprise strategic plan), enterprise priority leaders (who lead an enterprise-wide agenda for the company's four priority areas of gender, multicultural/Indigenous, disabilities and LGBTQ2S+), division leads (who lead a committee within their business area), advisors (who support the development and execution of strategies), and champions (selected colleagues who work with council leaders to help drive the strategy and agenda through the business).

    Home Depot of Canada Inc. 

    Home Depot Canada participates in the federally funded Ready, Willing and Able project, a national partnership of the Canadian Association for Community Living, the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and member organizations, to hire persons with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

     

    It was a brief review of some companies in Canada that try to employ inclusion policies within their workforce. As studies reveal in most cases, adding or facilitating the job sites with functional accommodations to welcome people with disabilities has nearly no costs for companies. However, you can easily add the name of your companies to the list of best diversity employers. Sign up for free today and post your openings, we will connect you with the ideal candidate who is assigned to your needs.

     

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