The toolkit offers a variety of informative tools. Learn about the skills people with disabilities bring to the workplace and use our ‘how-to’ resources, that provide practical tips and strategies on successful recruitment, hiring, inclusion and retention of people with disabilities.

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Not every person with a disability needs an accommodation.

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Supported Employment Services are available to help employers make accommodations and to find funding to cover costs, such as for:

Personal support: These accommodations are often subsidized by government programs.
Sign language interpreter, job coach, or personal assistant.

Equipment: There are many programs to cover most costs for equipment accommodations.
Technical devices, communication aids, or ergonomic workstations.

Structural accommodations: These are most commonly funded, since they can often be the most expensive.
Hand rails, ramps, widened doorways, or increased accessibility to common facilities.

Employers can benefit from the specific skills of qualified people with disabilities without needing to make extensive modifications to the physical workplace or the overall work environment.


HIRE for TALENT has made every effort to use the most respectful words possible while writing these materials. We realize, however, that the most appropriate terminology may change over time. We developed these materials with the intent to respect the dignity and inherent rights of all individuals.

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By completing this short questionnaire, you can identify the best tools to hire and retain employees with disabilities, as well as increase your company’s performance.

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Growing your business requires the ability to attract talent in a shrinking market. Workplaces with a diverse, healthy, inclusive culture are becoming employers of choice.
Hire for Talent is focused on workers with disabilities because this talent pool, and the support services attached, have profound impact on workplace inclusion.
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Canada’s projected worker to retiree ratio will be 2:1 within 15 years. Recruitment from diverse talent pools will be essential!
The inclusion of people with disabilities generates measurable improvements in performance, innovation and company image.