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

Tool #3: Legal Issues

icon tool 3The information in Tool #3 has been provided because many employers ask questions on this topic. The legal aspects are actually quite straightforward, with a few key points to keep in mind. This information can help make any hiring process easier, protects the interests of employers, and ensures that the rights of all individuals are respected. Also included are references regarding where to find more information if needed.
It is important to review the laws applicable to an employer’s specific region. Although provincial laws vary, there are core fundamental concepts.

The duty to accommodate applies in relation to any aspect of employment, including pre employment texting, work environment, training and/or promotions.

Applicants and employees don't have an obligation to disclose a disability. However, in some cases this would become a legal obligation.

The Supreme Court of Canada has stipulated that a person's disabilities must be accommodated unless the employer or service provider can prove that doing so would be an "undue hardship."

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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.