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My clients would be comfortable being served by an employee with a disability?
Yes - 180 votes
No - 22 votes
I don't know - 38 votes


My employees would be comfortable working with an employee with a disability?
Yes - 80 votes
No - 13 votes
I don't know - 17 votes


Some tasks in my workplace could be performed by an employee with a disability.

Yes - 23 votes
No - 1 vote 
I don't know - 5 votes
  • 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:

  • It seems you are a disability confident employer and have experience in hiring people with disabilities.

    Are you ready to share your experience with other employers? 

    Be part of the change!


    Here are some suggested tools to further increase your knowledge about workplace and societal issues relating to hiring people with disabilities.




    Employer Guide
    Provides in-house training diversity and inclusion training material and information on how to use the materials.

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    If you feel you are a disability-confident employer, reach out to your peers and share your experiences!
    It seems you have some knowledge about disabilities and you understand the basics of Canadian employers’ legal responsibilities regarding hiring people with disabilities.

    You may have additional valuable knowledge or experience in hiring people with disabilities; however, your answers suggest you should review Tools #4, #5, #6, #7.

    Here are some suggested tools to increase your confidence in hiring people with disabilities.




    Employer Guide
    Provides in-house training diversity and inclusion training material and information on how to use the materials.

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    Becoming an inclusive employer is not a journey you take by yourself! Reach out to local service providers… they have valuable experience! 

    You may have important knowledge or experience about hiring people with disabilities; however, your answers suggest you should review Tools #2 and #3.

    Here are some suggested tools to increase your confidence in hiring people with disabilities.





    Employer Guide
    Provides in-house training diversity and inclusion training material and information on how to use the materials.

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    Becoming an inclusive employer is not a journey you take by yourself! Reach out to local service providers… they have valuable experience!

    SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN HELP YOU!

    There is help to become an inclusive employer! HIRE for TALENT includes a network of organizations offering services to help your business work with the Employer Toolkit, and to recruit, hire, train and retain people with disabilities.

    Select any one of the following HIRE for TALENT partners and send them an email. This partner will then help to find a service provider NEAR YOU!


    NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Servicing Regions Across Canada



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    Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work

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    The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)

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    Ready, Willing & Able (RWA)

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    National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

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    Independent Living – Montréal

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    PROVINCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

    British Columbia



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    Open Door Group

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    Together, We Are Dedicated to Building an Inclusive Canadian Workforce.


    Download and print PDF versions of the HIRE for TALENT tools.


    Download & Print All Tools

    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





    Disclaimer

    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:
    • acknowledge the source of the materials
    • 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 .

    Become a Disability Confident employer, widen your recruitment base and tap into an extraordinary talent pool of potential candidates.

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    The Restigouche CBDC developed the www.HireForTalent.ca website as part of a national project funded by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

    HIRE for TALENT Awareness Campaign

    The CBDC Restigouche invites the media to attend a press conference to launch the HIRE for TALENT national awareness campaign. The HIRE for TALENT campaign aims to increase small business awareness and confidence regarding hiring people with disabilities. Spokespersons from the CBDC Restigouche, delivering this national project, as well as representatives of national disability organizations will participate in the launch.

    To find out more please download our media advisory information sheet.

    Media Advisory Information Sheet

    To view the live stream of the press conference please like us on facebook! 
    https://www.facebook.com/HIREforTALENT.OPTEZpourleTALENT/

    Campaign Launch - Press Conference - October 18, 2017
    Click here to download the video recording.

    HIRE for TALENT Disability Awareness Webinar # 5


    The HIRE for TALENT Disability Awareness Webinar will introduce the HIRE for TALENT Employer Toolkit, which was designed to improve employers’ understanding and awareness of workplace diversity and inclusion.

    Organization:
     Restigouche CBDC Inc., member of the Community Futures Network of Canada
    Facilitator: Paul Cormier 
    For more information please download the HIRE for TALENT Disability Awareness Webinar information sheet:

    HIRE for TALENT Disability Awareness Webinar information sheet


    You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 


    When: July 12 at 3pm (Atlantic Standard Time) 
    Topic: The fifth HIRE for TALENT webinar will provide participants with a general overview of the tools in the online employer toolkit.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_91sFfIV8Se-8CZQUOUDW6w
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




    For more information contact: 
    Aysleigh Lefurgey
    Communications Coordinator
    Restigouche CBDC
    (506) 753-3344
    1.888.351.3344
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    In General:

    The Restigouche CBDC Inc. owns and operates the Website http://www.hirefortalent.ca or http://www.optezpourletalent.ca, called the “Website”. This document governs your relationship with the Website. Access to and use of this Website and the products and services available through this Website (collectively, the "Services") are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices (the "Terms of Service"). By using the Services, you are agreeing to all of the Terms of Service, as may be updated by us from time to time. You should check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we may have made to the Terms of Service.


    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:
    • acknowledge the source of the materials
    • 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.


    Disclaimer:

    The information contained in all the resources on this Website is not legal advice. These materials are intended to introduce labour force and employment information, concepts and strategies. If your business or workplace has any complex or serious employment or HR concerns or issues, you should consult with a professional who has appropriate qualifications and expertise in HR or consult with a legal service agency or lawyer.

    Employment standards and HR legislation differ between provinces/territories. Each workplace that uses any of these materials must follow all applicable laws (Federal, Provincial, Municipal, etc.) within your geographic region. The resources available on this Website are not intended as a substitute for any governmental or otherwise official information regarding applicable legislation, labour standards, etc.

    The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the Restigouche CBDC Inc. and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.


    Intellectual Property:

    The intellectual property rights of all the content (including videos, photographic images, PDF documents, and all other content) on this Website, remains fully the property of the Restigouche CBDC Inc., and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved by this Website and its licensors.


    Linking to this Website:

    You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. This Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of this Website other than the home page of http://www.hirefortalent.ca. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.


    Prohibitions:

    You must not misuse this Website. You will not: commit or encourage a criminal offense; transmit or distribute a virus, trojan, worm, logic bomb or any other material which is malicious, technologically harmful, in breach of confidence or in any way offensive or obscene; hack into any aspect of the Service; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users; infringe upon the rights of any other person's proprietary rights; send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as "spam"; or attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this Website. Breaching this provision would constitute a criminal offense. This Website will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and disclose your identity to them.

    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.


    Disclaimer of Liability:

    The material displayed on this Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. Unless expressly stated to the contrary to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Restigouche CBDC Inc. and its suppliers, content providers and advertisers hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including but without limitation to any direct, indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, or damages for loss of use, profits, data or other intangibles, damage to goodwill or reputation, or the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, performance or failures of this Website or the Linked Sites and any materials posted thereon, irrespective of whether such damages were foreseeable or arise in contract, tort, equity, restitution, by statute, at common law or otherwise.


    Disclaimer as to ownership of trademarks, images of personalities and third party copyright:

    Except where expressly stated to the contrary all persons (including their names and images), third party trade marks and content, services and/or locations featured on this Website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with this Website and you should not rely on the existence of such a connection or affiliation. Any trademarks/names featured on this Website are owned by the respective trademark owners. Where a trademark or brand name is referred to it is used solely to describe or identify the products and services and is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by or connected to this Website.

    Indemnity:

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless this Website, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use this Website or your breach of the Terms of Service.


    Links on this Website:

    This Website may contain links to other websites (the "Linked Sites"), which are not operated by this Website. The Restigouche CBDC Inc. has no control over the Linked Sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use and service contained within each such site.


    Variation:

    Access to this Website is permitted for free. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Services without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or all of this Website.

    This Website shall have the right in its absolute discretion at any time and without notice to amend, remove or vary the Services and/or any page of this Website.


    Invalidity:

    If any part of the Terms of Service is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of the Terms of Service will not be affected all other clauses remaining in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub-clause or part of a clause/sub-clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly. Alternatively, you agree that the clause shall be rectified and interpreted in such a way that closely resembles the original meaning of the clause /sub-clause as is permitted by law.


    Waiver:

    If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.


    Entire Agreement:

    The above Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement of the parties between you and this Website (http://www.hirefortalent.ca or http://www.optezpourletalent.ca). Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by a Director of the Restigouche CBDC Inc.


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    The Restigouche CBDC would like to thank all of the different partners and participants of the HIRE for TALENT project for their valuable contributions towards making this project possible. We gratefully acknowledge each of the following:


    Financial Partner:

    Canada Gov Funding EN 01


    National Advisory Committee:


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    Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE)




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    Canadian Council on Rehabilitation & Work (CCRW)




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    National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)




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    Vie Autonome/Independent Living-Montreal Quebec




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    Open Door Group-British Columbia




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    Ready Willing and Able (RWA)



    National Working Group:

    • Avalon Employment Inc., NL
    • PEI Council of People with Disabilities, PE
    • Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work -  Partners Program, NS
    • The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Network, NS
    • Premier’s Council on Disabilities/Conseil du Premier minister pour les personnes handicapées, NB
    • New Brunswick Employer Support Services (NBESS), NB
    • Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, NB
    • Neil Squire Society, NB
    • SPHERE, QC
    • Jacques Law, ON
    • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, ON
    • Ontario Workplace Inclusion Program (OWIP), ON
    • Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW), ON
    • LiveWorkPlay, ON
    • enVision Community Living, MB
    • Autism Resource Centre, SK
    • Saskatchewan Abilities Council, SK
    • Vision Loss Rehabilitation, SK
    • Calgary Alternative Employment Services (CAES), AB
    • Community Futures of South Fraser, BC
    • Seasons Health Therapies, BC
    • MacLeod Silver HR Business Partners, BC
    • BC Partners in Workforce Innovation, BC
    • NWT Disabilities Council, NWT
    • Sodexo Canada


    Other Participating Organizations:

    Numerous independent member groups of the Community Futures Network of Canada, a national network of 268 not-for-profit organizations that provide small business services to people living in rural communities. The participating Community Futures (CF) and Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) offices are assisting with the dissemination of the awareness campaign to employers within their regions.

    Numerous Chambers of Commerce offices, across Canada, are also assisting with the dissemination of the awareness campaign to businesses within their regions.

    Small Businesses:

    We would also like to express sincere appreciation to all of the business owners and employees who have contributed to this project through their involvement in the following:
    • Employer Focus Groups
    • Video Production and Testimonials



    Together, we are dedicated to building an inclusive Canadian workforce.
    The Restigouche CBDC developed the www.HireForTalent.ca website as part of a project funded by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.

    HIRE for TALENT- Building an Inclusive Canadian Workforce is a national project that will deliver a Canada-wide awareness campaign aimed at increasing the confidence of employers when hiring people with disabilities. The awareness campaign also aims to increase employer awareness about how people with disabilities are a talented part of the workforce, and will provide resources to help employers tap into this talent pool during their search for skilled workers.


    The Restigouche CBDC:

    This project is delivered by the Restigouche Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC), based in Campbellton, New Brunswick. Part of the Community Futures Network of Canada, the Restigouche CBDC delivers a range of small business support programs, as well as innovative programs and projects in the areas of training, research, HR management and career counselling.


    Partnering Networks and Associations:

    This project is being delivered in close collaboration with over 20 other organizations, including disability networks, service providers and business associations from across Canada. Go to the Partners page for more details.

    Participation also includes at least one member group per province from the Community Futures Network of Canada – a national network of 268 not-for-profit organizations that provide small business services to people living in rural communities.

    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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    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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    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.