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.

COVID-19 Tools

COVID-19 has significantly impacted Canadian businesses, forcing many employers to adapt. The value of diversity and inclusion has never been as important as it is today. Employers seeking to recover from the pandemic will be looking to their teams for resilience and adaptability. Once the world shifts back to normal, businesses that foster an inclusive workplace and hire with diversity in mind stand to benefit the most!

Visit our new COVID-19 tools for further information on how hiring people with disabilities will translate into overall business success after the pandemic.

COVID-19 Tools
  • 1. Select the three appropriate definitions of disabilities according to the United Nations:

  • 2. Identify two of your legal obligations as a Canadian employer:

  • 3. Select three criteria associated with inclusive job postings:

  • 4. Select two questions you are NOT PERMITTED TO ASK during a job interview:

  • 5. Select two best practices in hiring people with disabilities:

  • 6. Select three best practices for maintaining successful employment:

  • 7. Have you hired workers with disabilities in the past?

  • 8. Inclusive workplaces are mostly about elevators, access ramps, accessible washrooms and ergonomic workstations.

  • 9. Select two statements that best sum up disability awareness training:

  • 10. Select three statements that best sum up a disability and diversity policy:

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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.