Canadian organization makes a compelling case for hiring people with disabilities. -Postmedia Content Works
As Canada confronts the challenges of its aging population and dwindling labour force, Canadians with disabilities largely remain an untapped pool of talent. The employment rate among Canadians with disabilities is estimated to hover around 50 per cent, though there’s evidence to suggest it’s actually lower. While some may be limited in their capacities to perform certain work, most people with disabilities who are not working — around 800,000—are eager and able.
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2020 was a year of uncertainty, change and adaptation. We recognize that it has especially affected persons with disabilities and increased inequalities in Canada's workforce, so Building a Stronger Workforce will help job-seekers with disabilities find and keep jobs, while also improving workplaces. There has never been a more crucial time for organizations to be resilient, and we believe that inclusion and supported employment will enable the Canadian workforce to be more adaptable in the face of change.