Get your HR Inclusive Policy Toolkit
Diversity and inclusion are critical to business performance
Despite this, the employment rate of Canadians with disabilities stands at around 50%—some suggest that number could be as low as 30%. A recent Bank of Montreal survey revealed that about half of employers have never hired an employee with a disability, even while recognizing the benefits of doing so. The main reason? They don’t know how to recruit a diverse workforce.
Sign up below to download our free HR Inclusive Policy Toolkit
Interested in joining?
Join a national movement that works toward real jobs for real pay for all people. Get access to the latest information and reductions on CASE professional development opportunities. Connect to service providers in your local and become a powerful champion.
Inclusive employment is good for business and the Canadian economy
- Many job-seekers with disabilities are highly educated
- Employees with disabilities have higher morale, satisfaction, and engagement scores.
- Retention rates of employees with disabilities are higher, saving recruiting and training costs.
- Employees with disabilities are more likely to follow safety directions and protocols than able-bodied employees.
- The number of Canadians living with a physical disability that impairs their mobility, vision, or hearing will rise from 2.9 million to 3.6 million over the next 13 years, a pace of growth nearly double that of Canada’s overall
- Improvements to workplace access would allow 550,000 Canadians with disabilities to work more, increasing GDP by $16.8 billion by 2030.
- The increase in labour availability would lift the income of people with disabilities by more than $13.5 billion.