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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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.


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.