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

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Employer Toolkit- Condensed Printable Version

The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities

icon pdf red2x1.1 Productivity and Business Advantages

icon pdf red2x1.2 The Untapped Labour Pool

icon pdf red2x1.3 Company Image

icon pdf red2x1.4 Employer Survey

What Is Disability?

icon pdf red2x2.1 : Find out How Much You Know about Disabilities

icon pdf red2x2.2 : Find out How Much You Know about the Untapped Labour Pool

icon pdf red2x2.3 : Find out How Much You Know about Managing Employees with Disabilities

icon pdf red2x2.4 Learning about Disabilities

icon pdf red2x2.5 Understanding Disability

icon pdf red2x2.6 Understanding Accommodations

icon pdf red2x2.7 Understanding Costs of Accommodations

icon pdf red2x2.8 Universal Design

Legal Issues

icon pdf red2x3.1 Employers’ Legal Responsibilities

icon pdf red2x3.2 Duty to Accommodate

icon pdf red2x3.3 Undue Hardship

icon pdf red2x3.4 Employee's Duty to Cooperate in the Accommodation Process

Recruiting the Best Available Talent

icon pdf red2x4.1 The Untapped Labour Pool

icon pdf red2x4.2 How to Write an Inclusive Job Description

icon pdf red2x4.3 Steps for Writing an Inclusive Job Posting

icon pdf red2x4.4 Types of Services Available to Employers

Conducting Successful Interviews

icon pdf red2x5.1 Employers’ Responsibilities

icon pdf red2x5.2 Greeting a Candidate with a Disability

icon pdf red2x5.3 Inclusive Interviews

icon pdf red2x5.4 Legal Interview Questions

icon pdf red2x5.5 Taking Steps to Inclusion

icon pdf red2x5.6 Selection Process

icon pdf red2x5.7 Socially Acceptable Language

icon pdf red2x5.8 Proper Terminology

icon pdf red2x5.9 Disability Etiquette

Hiring with Efficiency

icon pdf red2x6.1 Hiring Intentions and Best Practices

icon pdf red2x6.2 Basic Employee Orientation and Onboarding Checklist

icon pdf red2x6.3 Success Stories: Accommodations

Maintaining Successful Employment

icon pdf red2x7.1 Strategy #1 : Training

icon pdf red2x7.2 Strategy #2 : Understanding Job Requirements

icon pdf red2x7.3 Strategy #3 : Creating Effective Workplaces

icon pdf red2x7.4 Strategy #4 : Ensuring Accommodations Are Available to All Employees

icon pdf red2x7.5 Strategy #5: Giving Priority to Life-Work Balance

icon pdf red2x7.6 Strategy #6 : Creating Inclusive Workplaces

Creating Inclusive Workplaces

icon pdf red2x8.1 The Benefits of Inclusive Workplaces

icon pdf red2x8.2 What Is an Inclusive Workplace Policy?

icon pdf red2x8.3 How Do I Create an Inclusive Workplace?

icon pdf red2x8.4 Universal Design

Increasing Efficiency through Job Customization

icon pdf red2x9.1 What Is Job Customization?

icon pdf red2x9.2 Job Customization Process

icon pdf red2x9.3 Success Stories: Customized Employment

Being Part of the Change

icon pdf red2x10.1 Meeting Canadian Inclusive Employers

icon pdf red2x10.2 Disability Awareness Training 

icon pdf red2x10.3 Innovation in Recruiting: The Working Interview

icon pdf red2x10.4 Becoming an Inclusive Canadian Citizen


Intended Use:

This website, including all its tools and resources, has been developed to provide non-commercial resources to help employers become more confident in hiring people with disabilities. These resources can be used and distributed by any type of non-profit organization that provides support to small businesses or other employers, or can be used directly by employers on their own.

You may display, print, copy, store or distribute the content supplied by this Website as long as you:
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  • ensure that the copyright details remain as they appear on all pages
  • do not charge anyone else for the materials or any related services or sell anything related to these resources in any way
No other use is allowed without prior written permission from the Restigouche CBDC Inc. If you have any questions regarding the use of these resources, please Contact Us .

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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.