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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Workplace training is linked to employee satisfaction and increases employee retention.

Workplace Safety

Employers are required to demonstrate due diligence and are responsible for their employees’ safety and security. If there are concerns about employee safety, employers should not hesitate to act.

Workplace issue: Some employees do not seem to understand safe use of equipment.
If this occurs: Confirm proper training and understanding of health and safety rules.

The employer or supervisor should:

1. Review workers' training. All training should be documented and periodically reassessed to ensure skills maintenance. 
Tip for success: A training matrix or training plans for each position will boost workers’ motivation to increase their skills.

2. Validate workers’ understanding of vital information concerning the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).
Tip for success: WHMIS posters should be readily available for all employees to consult.

3. Seek service provider support. Upon request, service providers can provide support for workers with disabilities. 
Tip for success: Qualified job coaches can provide additional workplace training free of charge.


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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True or false


Workplace training is linked to employee satisfaction.

True. Employee training is a valuable strategy in maintaining successful employment.

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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.