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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.

Click the SHOW ANSWER button at the end of the question to view the answer.

True or false?

Generally, a person who is blind has a sixth sense.

False. Learn more about disabilities at 2.4 Learning About Disabilities

People with disabilities can have normal functioning lives.

True. Learn more about disabilities at 2.4 Learning About Disabilities

A disability refers to an individual’s limited capacity to function, without accommodation, within the usual standards of a group.

True. Learn more about disabilities at 2.5 Understanding Disability

Some disabilities may be hidden and not immediately apparent to others. These disabilities are known as “invisible disabilities.”

True. Learn more about disabilities at 2.5 Understanding Disability

Most disabilities are more or less the same.

False. Learn more about disabilities at 2.5 Understanding Disability

Disabilities are always acquired at birth.

False. Learn more about disabilities at 2.5 Understanding Disability

Every person with a disability needs an accommodation.

False. Learn more about disabilities at 2.7 Understanding Costs of Accommodations

A person with hearing loss can use a phone.

True. Learn more about disabilities at 2.6 Understanding Accommodations

It is impossible for a person with a visual impairment to use a computer.

False. Learn more about disabilities at 2.6 Understanding Accommodations

Permanently injured workers have a right to return to work.

True. Learn more about disabilities at 3.1 Employers’ Legal Responsibilities




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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FACTS & STATS

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.