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All the tools in the HIRE for TALENT toolkit aim:
  • To increase Canadian Employers’ confidence in hiring people with disabilities
  • To engage employers in:
    • Developing inclusive and accessible workplace environments
    • Fostering acceptance of diversity in the workplace and in society in general


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Help eliminate the barriers that people with disabilities face by:

  • Understanding children's curiosity about disabilities and people who have them
  • Speaking up when negative words or phrases are used about disabilities.
  • Understanding the need for accessible parking and reserving it for those who need it.
  • Encouraging people with disabilities to take part in community activities by using accessible meeting and event sites.
  • Advocating a barrier-free environment.
  • Writing producers and editors a note of support whenever they portray someone with a disability as a "regular person" in the media.
  • Accepting people with disabilities as individuals with the same needs and feelings as those without disabilities and hiring qualified people with disabilities whenever possible.



Disclaimer: 

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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FREE EMPLOYER TOOLKIT

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.

DISABILITY CONFIDENT PARTNERS CAN HELP YOU!

There is help to become an inclusive employer! HIRE for TALENT has a network of organizations offering services and programs designed to help your business recruit, hire, train and retain people with disabilities. After consulting the employer toolkit, call a HIRE for TALENT, Disability Confident PARTNER to find-out what services are available near you!

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FACTS & STATS

Employers often find that workers who identify as having disabilities have unique abilities; they also tend to work harder to prove themselves.
According to employers, people with disabilities perform as well or better than other workers. These employers concluded that hiring people with disabilities did not negatively impact their businesses.
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In a national survey of consumer attitudes towards various companies, 92% of the respondents gave favourable ratings to businesses that hire people with disabilities.
98% were satisfied or very satisfied with the service they received when dealing with an employee with a disability.